Staktek Holdings, Inc. provider of high-density packaged memory stacking solutions, and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced the availability of the first 576Mb1 DRAM combining Staktek's High Performance StakPak technology and Network Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM) technology developed by Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba).
The PDS-14100-00 is a 16Mx36 Network FCRAM for the high-performance enterprise networking space.
"With our patented High Performance StakPak BGA stacking technology, OEMs using Toshiba's Network FCRAM can double the size of their packet buffers without sacrificing valuable board real estate," said Bill Askins, vice president of worldwide marketing and sales for Staktek. "The same doubling of memory density in a given space that PC server OEMs have enjoyed over the past decade using Staktek technology is now available to OEMs in the Enterprise Network market to increase product performance without waiting for the next generation of network memory device to be introduced."
Toshiba's Network FCRAMs incorporate enhanced DRAM technology to achieve a large memory capacity and random access time rivaling the speed of SRAM. Network FCRAM's fast random access and fast data transfer rates make it ideally suited as a high-performance, low-cost replacement to DDR SDRAM and High Speed SRAM for buffer memory and look-up table memory in networking applications, including routers and switches. The specification of Toshiba's Network FCRAM is fully compatible with Samsung's Network-DRAM.
"We have a number of OEM customers demanding large density with limited board space, and Staktek's solution enables customers with more choices by stacking our current generation Network FCRAM," said Scott Beekman, business development manager for communications memory products at TAEC.
"Staktek's High Performance StakPak technology is unique in that it provides controlled impedance interconnections and high-speed switching noise decoupling internal to the stack. These features are important as the industry continues on the path of higher and higher memory speeds," said David Roper, director of engineering for Staktek.
Pricing and Availability
The PDS-14100-00 stacked 576Mb Network FCRAM is planned to be available in Q3 2004 at a sampling price beginning at $90.