We can't say for certain, but it sure feels like Rambus
is doing its
best to redirect attention away from its recent legal tussle with
NVIDIA and onto more, shall we say, positive matters. Just a day after
NVIDIA made clear that Rambus had withdrawn
its complaints in court,
the California-based memory maker announced that it had shipped over
100 million of its XDR DRAM modules worldwide.
We aren't mathematicians by trade, but 100 million sure isn't anything
to scoff at. The company's obviously not satisfied with such a figure,
however, as just recently we learned that it was toiling away in an
to move DDR3 RAM beyond the 3200Mbps threshold. While you sit
back and offer a round of congratulations to Rambus, here's a few
pointers on what has kept the stuff so darn popular:
XDR DRAM is a high-performance memory that turbo-charges standard CMOS
DRAM cores with a high-speed interface capable of 7.2Gbps data rates
providing up to 28.8GB/s of bandwidth with a single DRAM device.
XIO controller IO cell provides the same high-speed signaling
capability found on the DRAM, but adds additional enhancements like
FlexPhase™ technology that eliminates the need for trace length
XMC memory controller is a fully synthesizable logical memory
controller that is optimized to take advantage of innovations like
Dynamic Point-to-Point which provides for capacity expansion while
delivering the signal integrity benefits of point-to-point signaling.
XCG clock generator provides the system clocks with four programmable
outputs and is guaranteed to meet the clocking requirements for the
XIO and XDR DRAM devices.