Tag Archives: SDRAM

3D Thursday: Intel Penwell SoC for mobile phones employs POP (package-on-package) LPDDR2 SDRAM to reduce power

Wednesday at the Hot Chips 24 conference, Rumi Zahir of Intel discussed the company’s Penwell SoC designed for cell phone handsets. The SoC is employed in the Medfield cellular handset design and it’s based on the Intel Atom x86 processor … Continue reading

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Friday Video: A personal invitation to Memcon from Sanjay Srivastava

Want to know why you need to be at Memcon this year? Here’s Denali Software founder Sanjay Srivastava to tell you why: Now go and sign up! It’s a free ticket and includes breakfast, lunch, and some goodies—not to mention … Continue reading

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3D Thursday: Wide I/O and TSVs have a ripple effect on the DRAM controller. Who knew?

Currently, the JEDEC Wide I/O DRAM specification looks to be the biggest driving force behind the adoption of 3D IC assembly. The 512-bit data maw of a Wide I/O SDRAM provides high bandwidth with low power levels, both excellent arguments … Continue reading

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3D Thursday: Qualcomm’s Nick Yu says “3D DRAM stacking has started—it’s shipping in products”

Today’s GSA Silicon Summit held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California included a talk on 3D IC assembly by Nick Yu, VP of Engineering, VLSI Engineering, at Qualcomm. Yu is in charge of Qualcomm’s technology roadmaps including … Continue reading

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3D Thursday: The low down on low-power CPU-memory connections from EDPS

Earlier this month at EDPS, Marc Greenberg, Director of Product Marketing for the Cadence Design IP Group, said that Wide I/O SDRAM memory was going to drive the earliest adoption of 3D IC assembly techniques. Not simply because Wide I/O … Continue reading

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3D Thursday: Is Wide I/O SDRAM free for the end user???

A recent email from Marc Greenberg, Director of Product Marketing for the Cadence Design IP Group, suggested that Wide I/O used in a 3D stack is free for the end user. In other words, there’s no incremental cost in the … Continue reading

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3D Thursday: Boosting the bandwidth of Wide I/O SDRAM to 1 Tbit/sec through standards evolution

This week’s DesignCon included a panel on 3D standards. You can read a review of the panel here in EETimes. Many topics were discussed, but the nugget I want to focus on in this blog post is the issue of … Continue reading

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Master the secrets of system design using DDR4 SDRAM

It is rare that you get to sit at the feet of a certified master and learn. If you’re interested in designing with DDR4 SDRAM, then this is your chance. On Tuesday, October 25, at ARM TechCon, Marc Greenberg will … Continue reading

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What’s it take to design DDR4 into your next SoC? Newly released DFI 3.0 Spec opens the flood gates for DDR4 design

DDR4 SDRAM probably won’t be appearing until 2013 and probably won’t become the mainstream SDRAM technology until 2015 (updated estimates from “Memory to processors: “Without me, you’re nothing.” DDR4 is on the way.”) but the new DFI 3.0 preliminary specification … Continue reading

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JEDEC releases more details about DDR4 SDRAM spec. Want to know what they are?

Although DDR3 memory is just ramping up in sales, JEDEC has been working on the next-generation DDR4 specification for faster SDRAM that consumes even less power. To achieve these goals, JEDEC announced yesterday that has specified the following key features … Continue reading

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The DDR4 SDRAM spec and SoC design. What do we know now?

DDR4 SDRAM is coming. JEDEC may not have released the final spec yet but Samsung made the first DDR4 memory chip announcement in January of this year—a 2133MHz device built with a 30nm process technology—and Hynix followed suit in April … Continue reading

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Urgent: You have only 24 hours to sign up for a free DDR4 Webinar including just-released info from the JEDEC committee

I just heard from the Cadence memory interface guru himself, Marc Greenberg, about a DDR4 Webinar he’s giving tomorrow (Thursday) during the EETimes Virtual SoC event. Here’s what Marc wrote: “I am presenting a Webinar on DDR4 tomorrow (Thursday) at … Continue reading

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