MANHASSET, N.Y. " Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., Japan, has signed an agreement with Rambus Inc., Los Altos, Calif., to integrate that company's DDR2 interface cell into its next-generation digital television (DTV) chipsets.
In addition, Matsushita has also licensed Rambus's interface cell supporting XDR memory to provide increased memory bandwidth. Matsushita expects that using both DDR2 and XDR interfaces will help it deliver high-volume consumer products spanning a wide range of price-performance points.
"The Rambus memory interface family provides us with flexible solutions for both high-volume applications with DDR2 DRAM and best-in-class products with XDR DRAM," said Hakuhei Kawakami, Director of System LSI Development Division at Matsushita's Semiconductor Company, in a statement.
Rambus DDR and XDR interfaces support a wide variety of standard CMOS processes from 0.25-micron to 65-nanometer, and are available immediately on a 0.13-micron process. Rambus memory controller interfaces for consumer and graphics applications are available now, and those for main memory applications will be available soon.