The RapidIO Trade Association, the organization devoted to the proliferation of the high- speed interface after which it is named, has developed a series of online webcasts designed to educate engineering managers, system designers, and embedded product developers on how to include RapidIO technology into their next-generation products. Scheduled for September through November, the webcasts cover defense and military applications (September 12), RapidIO for ATCA, microTCA, and custom form-factor systems (October 10), RapidIO for ATCA and microTCA (October 22), and RapidIO for next-generation storage systems (November, date to be determined). Sponsors include Mercury Computer Systems, Tundra Semiconductor, and Curtiss Wright. According to Tom Cox, Executive Director of the RapidIO Trade Association, "Bringing this level of expertise together in four unique webcasts is unprecedented, and will provide OEMs with unparalleled insights into RapidIO design methodologies." For more information, visit the link below.

RapidIO Trade Association (www.rapidio.org/events/list)