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Qimonda extends XDR DRAM to PlayStation 3

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:PlayStation 3? DRAM? consumer electronics?

Qimonda has started shipping XDR DRAM in volume production for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system. This was announced by partner companies such as Qimonda AG and Rambus Inc.

Qimonda began shipment of its first samples of the 512Mbyte XDR DRAM January 2008. The memory solution expands to Qimonda's RAM portfolio to promote high-performance and high-bandwidth applications for the fast growing global computing and consumer electronics markets.

"We are very pleased to have started the volume production of our XDR product for PS3. This is an achievement reflecting our product diversification strategy and demonstrating our expertise in the memory market," said Robert Feurle, VP, business unit specialty DRAM, Qimonda. "We are preparing to accommodate all our customers using XDR DRAM in various applications," he added.

The XDR memory architecture is widely employed in high-volume, cost-competitive applications. This operates at 3.2GBps having 6.4Gbit/s of peak memory bandwidth with one, 2byte wide device. With a road map of 6.4GBps, providing 12.8Gbit/s of bandwidth per device, this memory architecture promises higher performance than today's standard memories. Using this, designers can reach unprecedented capacity employing the fewest devices.

"Qimonda's commitment to the intensified XDR memory architecture is extended to the consumer and computing applications," said Sharon Holt, senior VP of worldwide sales, licensing and marketing at Rambus. "We look forward to our partnership with Qimonda on other memory solutions among high-volume applications seeking breakthrough performance," he added.

Supported by comprehensive engineering support services ranging from chip design to system integration, the XDR memory architecture boasts technologies built on patented Rambus innovations like low-voltage, low-power Differential Rambus Signaling Level; Octal Data Rate technology that transfers eight bits of data in each clock cycle; FlexPhase circuit technology for precise on-chip alignment of data with clock; and Dynamic-Point-to-Point for both enhanced signal integrity and scalability.





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