RapidIO, a packet-switched interconnect
technology for interconnecting chips on a board and boards using a
backplane, is gaining popularity as an open embedded-interconnect
standard. Dan Bouvier of Motorola, Chair of the RapidIO Technical
Working Group, describes the high-level aspects of Serial RapidIO
and some of its target applications, such as backplanes and
processing farms.

For more information about the RapidIO
standard, visit the RapidIO Trade Association’s Web
site
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RapidIO, a packet-switched
interconnect technology for interconnecting chips on a board and
boards using a backplane, is gaining popularity as an open
embedded-interconnect standard. Dan Bouvier of Motorola, Chair of
the RapidIO Technical Working Group, describes the high-level
aspects of Serial RapidIO and some of its target applications, such
as backplanes and processing farms.