SAN JOSE, CALIF. Hyundai MicroElectronics is sampling its 143/166/183-MHz 2M x 32-bit double-data-rate (DDR) synchronous DRAMs. The HY5DU663222 targets graphics, networking and consumer apps. The unit is manufactured in a 0.22-micron process technology.
The granularity and bandwidth of the device are ideally suited to the lookup tables and cache applications of networking designs, said strategic marketing director Mario Martinez. "The 2M x 32 DDR part is also more attractive from a price-per-bit standpoint, compared to SRAM, which has traditionally been used in network applications," he said.
The company unveiled its 2M x 32-bit SDR 200-MHz part in the third quarter of 1999, followed by a 4M x 16-bit DDR 183-MHz device in the fourth quarter. It is now sampling a 2M x 32-bit DDR part. The company is in volume production of 1M x 16-bit SDR 200-MHz, 2M x 32-bit SDR 200-MHz and 4M x 16-bit DDR 183-MHz parts.
Martinez said the 2M x 32-bit DDR and 4M x 16-bit DDR 183-MHz devices are the technology enablers in graphics this year and should become mainstream DRAM products in 2001. The 2M x 32-bit SDR 166- to 200-MHz part is this year's mainstream product for graphics applications.
The 2M x 32-bit 166-MHz DDR DRAM is available in a 100-pin QFP and is priced at $21 in sample quantities. Volume deliveries are planned for Q2, when pricing should be $15.50. Pricing for 2M x 32-bit 143- and 183-MHz DDR components was not available.
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