Tundra buys bridges from Motorola

Tundra Semiconductor has agreed to purchase the PowerPC Host Bridge product line (the MPC106 and the MPC107) from Motorola.

Tundra will now market this production product line as the Tundra Tsi106 and Tundra Tsi107 PowerPC Host Bridges.

The Tsi106 and Tsi107, which are both in production today, provide a bridge between the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus and PowerPC host processors. The devices are used by communications and storage companies in products like IP routers and ATM switches.

The Tundra Tsi106 supports 64-bit data and 83 MHz on the PowerPC bus, while the PCI Interface supports 32-bit data and a 33 MHz frequency. The internal memory controller has a 64-bit data bus with a frequency of up to 66 MHz.

The Tundra Tsi107 supports 64-bit data and 133 MHz on the PowerPC bus, while the PCI Interface supports 32-bit/64-bit data and a 66 MHz frequency. The internal memory controller has a 32-bit/64-bit data bus with a frequency of up to 133 MHz.

Tundra and Motorola also announced a collaborative agreement to develop next generation PowerPC System Interconnect technology.