TORONTO – Rambus Inc. said it has developed the first production-ready 3200 Mbps DDR4 PHY available on Globalfoundries Inc.'s FX-14 ASIC platform using its power-performance optimized 14nm LPP process.
The Rambus R+ DDR4 PHY intellectual property uses Rambus' proprietary R+ architecure, based on the DDR industry standard. The PHY is part of the Rambus' suite of memory and SerDes interface offerings for networking and data center applications, said Frank Ferro, senior director of product management at Rambus. Meeting the performance and capacity demands of those segments are a heavy focus for the company, he said in a telephone interview with EE Times.
While the high performance computing segment might be what comes to mind first, Ferro said Rambus is really looking to meet the needs of the Facebooks and Instagrams of the world as their data center requirements trickle down to the chip companies.
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