TOKYO -- Hyundai MicroElectronics has pushed the speed of its single-data-rate SDRAM to 200 MHz, rolling out a device today for graphics subsystem operations and high-performance point-to-point applications.
The chip, which is organized as a 2-Mbit-x-32 device, already has scored several design wins, according to the company.
"Hyundai's 200-MHz SDRAM device offers a big advantage by using the same protocols and interface as the current SDRAM," said Mark Ellsberry, vice president of marketing at Hyundai Electronics America in San Jose. "In addition, this part runs at a very fast 200 MHz which enables our customers to get yet another performance boost out of their current SDRAM designs."
The 200-MHz SDRAM device is fabricated on a 0.22-micron process optimized for 3.3-volt operation. All the inputs and outputs are compatible with the LVTTL interface which is the standard interface for SDRAM, according to Hyundai.
Additionally, the design uses a standard 4-bank architecture that makes it compatible with other SDRAMs.
The 2-Mbit-x-32, HY57V653220BTC-5 SDRAM is available in production quantities for about $18. The chip comes in an industry and Jedec-standard 400-mil 86-pin TSOP package.