Yenra : Hardware : High Performance Memory Modules : 256 Megabit DDR2 SDRAM devices for high-end PCs achieve the fast data rate of 800 megabits per second

Memory Modules

256 Megabit DDR2 SDRAM devices that achieve 800 Megabits per second operation are available from Elpida in either x 8-bit or x 16-bit widths and are intended for use in DDR2 unbuffered DIMMs targeted for the high-end PC market.

"As a module maker, we require cutting-edge, high-performance DRAM devices that keep us at ahead of market demand," said Simon Chen of A-DATA. "Elpida's 256 Megabit DDR2 800 Mbps devices provide superior performance allowing us to meet the speed demands dictated by our high-end PC customers, especially those in niche markets such as gaming."

"800 Mbps is a major milestone for DDR2 SDRAM," said Jun Kitano of Elpida. "It is an ideal match for the latest processor front-side bus, allowing PCs to maximize data throughput at a rate that is faster than ever before possible. Elpida's ability to offer customers advanced DRAM products reinforces our position as industry leader in DRAM development and technology."

"Our customers in the PC market are quickly increasing demand for high-speed DDR2 SDRAM," said Benjamin Tzou of Transcend. "As a module manufacturer, we must supply stable, high-performance products and Elpida's devices meet this challenge. Our evaluation of the 800 Mbps devices yielded excellent results in both performance and power consumption, two elements that are crucial in the PC industry."

Elpida's 256 Megabit DDR2 devices are organized as 8M words x 8-bits x 4 banks and 4M words x 16-bits x 4 banks, respectively. They are produced using Elpida's advanced 0.10-micron process technology and are available in 60-ball FBGA and 84-ball FBG packages. The devices feature low, 1.85 volt operation with a burst length of 4, 8 and CAS Latency of 5.

Elpida's 256 Megabit, x 8-bit DDR2 SDRAM device is currently sampling to customers. The x 16-bit device samples will be available in early April 2005. Volume production for both devices is expected in May 2005.

Elpida (now Micron) makes DRAM chips.