Tag Archives: Wide I/O

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: 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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3D Thursday: Count Renesas in with the 3D IC poker game, says Nikkei Electronics

Last week, Masahide Kimura at Nikkei Electronics in Japan published an article titled “Renesas to Commercialize TSV Technology for Wide I/O DRAM-compatible Mobile SoCs” that clearly puts Renesas in the middle of the industry’s 3D IC efforts. Reading between the … Continue reading

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3D Thursday: Let’s end 2011 with a high-performance DRAM memory stack design. How would you improve it?

For the last 3D Thursday blog post of 2011in the EDA360 Insider, I thought I’d take a flight of fancy and try to put as many of this year’s 3D IC concepts as possible together to see what we might … Continue reading

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3D Week: Wide I/O SDRAM, Network on Chip, Multicore, TSV, Asynchronous Logic—3D SoC stack from CEA-Leti and ST-Ericsson hits all the advanced notes. Can you say “Tour de Force”?

Yesterday, at the RTI 3D Conference, Pascal Vivet from CEA-Leti and Vincent Guérin from ST-Ericsson unveiled a 3D IC project that represents a real Tour de Force of cutting-edge system technology. The quest starts with a key question: “What’s the … Continue reading

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