The Ensemble system gives telecommunication equipment developers immediate access to the power and functionality of serial RapidIO. technology in an AdvancedTCA. form factor. By combining Mercury's software and systems architecture expertise with high-performance parallel RapidIO multiport switching, the Ensemble system lets developers qualify and characterize system performance before making design commitments. With the Ensemble system, OEMs gain valuable application-specific insights into RapidIO capabilities, thereby reducing integration costs, improving efficiency, and minimizing risks in the design and test of next-generation applications.