Technology Trends: DDR4 first look Design How-To 9/27/2012 1 comment The new DRAM standard leverages a pseudo-open-drain design and techniques like an on-die Vref to position itself for faster performance and lower power consumption in the same size package.
HP, Hynix delay memristor debut News & Analysis 9/26/2012 10 comments A two-terminal, nonvolatile memory version of a memristor, in development by Hewlett-Packard since 2008, won't be ready for commercialization at the end of 2013.
Cypress grabs Ramtron, at last News & Analysis 9/19/2012 2 comments After several rejections, non-volatile memory vendor Ramtron agreed to be acquired by Cypress Semiconductor in a deal valued at $109.8 million.
SK Hynix offers lower power mobile DRAMs Design How-To 9/17/2012 Post a comment SK Hynix Inc. has introduced a family of DDR3 DRAMs for mobile applications with memory capacities of up to 8-Mbit and reduced standby power consumption when compared with previous memories.
ISSI backs Nanya in specialty DRAM plan News & Analysis 9/7/2012 2 comments DRAM maker Nanya Technology received about $200 million in backing from parent Formosa Plastics Group, including a $27 million equity investment from Integrated Silicon Solution as part of a foundry supply deal.
NAND flash memory in short supply News & Analysis 9/7/2012 5 comments Just six weeks after Toshiba announced it was cutting its production of NAND flash memory chips, a maker of solid-state drives has signaled it can't get enough of the memory chips.
Apple and its Samsung memory order News & Analysis 9/7/2012 11 comments Apple has reduced its order with Samsung for memory ICs intended for its forthcoming model of iPhone, according to a Reuters report that referenced an unnamed source.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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