Cypress Ramps Into Volume Production of Industry's Highest Density 18-Mbit Dual-Port RAM.
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FLEx72(TM) DP RAM Addresses Density and Bandwidth Requirements of
High-Performance Wireless Basestations, Wide Area Networks,
Storage Area Networks, and Image Processing Equipment
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :CY) today announced that it has reached volume production of the world's highest-density and highest-bandwidth dual-port (DP) RAM. The FLEx72(TM) 18-Mbit DP RAM is a synchronous, pipelined dual-port memory that provides 72-bit wide ports enabling up to 19.2 Gbps of bandwidth -- 60 percent more than alternative devices.
The FLEx72 DP RAM provides simultaneous access to any location in the memory -- either port can write and read data into and out of any memory location at the same time. This feature, combined with the ability to run both ports in two independent clock domains, enables the buffering of large packets of data between two processing elements in a system. It also eliminates bus contention issues by enabling system architects to create a distributed bus architecture.
"With its unprecedented combination of performance and storage capability, the FLEx72 DP RAM is the optimal solution for next-generation communication systems and video and image processing systems," said Rajiv Nema, Marketing Manager for Dual Ports for Cypress's Data Communication Division. "Cypress has consistently been first to market with the most advanced multi port memories; by doing so, our customers can get to market in shorter time with highly differentiated products."
Configured as a 256K x 72 device, the FLEx72 DP RAM operates up to 133 MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. and provides synchronous SRAM See static RAM.
SRAM - static random-access memory interface to processors, DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs. Available in a 484-ball FBGA FBGA Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array
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FBGA Fine Line Bga package, the FLEx72 DP RAM features low operating voltage (3.3 V) and low standby & dynamic power consumption. This device includes full range of features such as separate byte enables, master reset, mailbox interrupts for port-to-port message passing, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 1149.1 compatible JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) An IEEE standard for boundary scan technology. See scan technology.
JTAG - Joint Test Action Group interface for improved manufacturability and more.
The addition of the FLEx72 18-Mbit devices expands Cypress's broad dual-port memory portfolio, which includes the FLEx36(TM) family of 1-Mbit, 2-Mbit, 4-Mbit and 9-Mbit devices currently in production. For more information on Cypress's portfolio of dual-port memories visit the Cypress website at: www.cypress.com/products/link.cfm?pf=dualports.
Availability and Pricing
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A high-resolution photo of the FLEx72 DP RAM can be downloaded from: http://www.cypress.com/support/link.cfm?mr=18mbdp.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First Mile(TM) with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch, and core communications-system applications. Cypress Connects(TM) using wireless, wireline, digital, and optical transmission standards, including USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. , Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, and DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing . Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers, and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions, and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at www.cypress.com.
Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. "Connecting From Last Mile to First Mile," FLEx72, FLEx36 and "Cypress Connects" are trademarks of Cypress. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.