Traditional industry-standard memory architectures use wide, single-ended command/address (C/A) channels that operate at a considerably lower frequency than the data rate of the system. These wide, multi-drop interfaces require more pins and have greater power requirements. Given the pin and area requirements, scaling of wide busses becomes increasingly impractical. FlexLink™ C/A interface is a full-speed, differential, point-to-point C/A interface technology that provides flexible access granularity and scalable capacity. Using this innovation, the C/A channel can be implemented with as a little as two wires per DRAM device, reducing area, power, pin count, and overall system costs.
- Provides capacity and access granularity scalability at reduced system costs
- Reduces area, power and pin count on DRAM and controller interfaces
- Enables memory system operation up to 20Gbps