Near Ground Signaling (NGS) is a single-ended, ground-terminated signaling technology that enables high data rates at significantly reduced Input Output (IO) signaling power and design complexity, while maintaining excellent signal integrity. With a VDDIO of 0.5V, Near Ground Signaling has a reduced signal swing compared to traditional Stub Series Terminated Logic (SSTL) signaling and lowers IO power on both the DRAM and controller.
This lower IO voltage is better matched to the operating voltage of advanced CPU’s and GPU’s and reduces the cost and complexity of integrating the memory controller on the processor chip.
Memory designers benefit from the reduced design complexity, lowering their integrated memory controller implementation costs. They are also able to achieve increased data rates at significantly reduces IO signaling power.
Commercial server managers and consumer end users benefit from the reduced cost of ownership and increased battery life for their end systems and devices.