Memoir Systems has announced its first commercial product family: Renaissance™ 2X. This uses the company’s Algorithmic Memory® technology which creates new multiport embedded memories by combining algorithms with standard 1-port SRAM – which is somewhat cryptic.
Memoir says that Renaissance 2X eliminates the need for specialized 8-transistor bit cell development. While single-port memories use 6-transistor bit cells, traditional dual-port and 2-port memories require specialized 8-transistor bit cells. This requires extra effort to develop an additional set of physical compilers, and also necessitates extensive silicon validation and characterization. It also means maintaining several versions of these compilers for high density and high speed versions, and for several process variants. This results in development delays that affect process readiness because the dual-port and 2-port physical compilers can typically only be developed after the process becomes stable. This delays chip design starts on a new process node. In contrast, Renaissance 2X creates dual-port and 2-port memories by building on 1-port SRAM, thus obviating the need for 8-transistor dual-port and 2-port bit cells and avoiding the associated costs, risks and delays. Furthermore, since the new memories are constructed from IP which has been exhaustively formally verified, no further silicon verification is required.
Renaissance 2X offers four separate memory generators: a 2 port (1R1W), a dual port (2RW), and specialty memories for 2Ror1W and 1RW1W.
More information is available in a whitepaper
downloadable from the website.Pricing and Availability
Renaissance 2X Generators are available now and list pricing starts at $250K plus royalties.Brian Bailey
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