toshiba s Toshiba Samples 512Mb XDR DRAM

Toshiba has begun sampling computer memory chips with the world’s fastest
data rate, and will start mass production of the chips in the second half of
this year. The 512Mb XDR DRAM chips run at a speed of 4.8GHz, which is about 12
times faster than that of the memory typically found in today’s desktop PCs.
Working at the 4.8GHz speed, the chips deliver a bandwidth of 12.8GBps, and this
will help make them suitable for use in high-end digital TVs and PC graphics
applications. If more voltage is used, the chips can work at a peak operating
speed of 6.4GHz. The 512Mb XDR chips will not be needed for mainstream desktop computers, but the chips’ ability to process large volumes of
data quickly means they will be useful in very high-end workstations, network
systems, and for graphics and video applications. Adoption of XDR as a main
memory in high-end computing will start during 2007.

toshiba Toshiba Samples 512Mb XDR DRAM

Toshiba has begun sampling computer memory chips with the world’s fastest
data rate, and will start mass production of the chips in the second half of
this year. The 512Mb XDR DRAM chips run at a speed of 4.8GHz, which is about 12
times faster than that of the memory typically found in today’s desktop PCs.
Working at the 4.8GHz speed, the chips deliver a bandwidth of 12.8GBps, and this
will help make them suitable for use in high-end digital TVs and PC graphics
applications. If more voltage is used, the chips can work at a peak operating
speed of 6.4GHz. XDR is the name of a memory technology developed by Rambus and
incorporate a Rambus technology called ODR signalling, which can transfer eight
bits of data per clock cycle. The 512Mb XDR chips will not be needed for
mainstream desktop computers, but the chips’ ability to process large volumes of
data quickly means they will be useful in very high-end workstations, network
systems, and for graphics and video applications. Adoption of XDR as a main
memory in high-end computing will start during 2007.