Advanced XDR memory to enable disruptive enterprise and consumer computing models
Los Altos, California, United States – 08/22/2005
Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed chip interfaces, today announced that fabless semiconductor company Teradici Corporation has signed a license agreement for Rambus’ XDR memory controller interface cell, dubbed XIO. As part of the agreement, Rambus will also provide the logic layer of the memory controller, the XMC. This agreement enables Teradici to develop an advanced, high performance solution for the next generation of enterprise and consumer computing.
“Teradici is developing a complex, high-speed chip design that requires the most advanced memory technology available today,” said Dan Cordingley, CEO at Teradici Corporation. “The combination of Teradici’s unique graphics algorithms and deep talent for integrated chip design, coupled with Rambus’ expertise in high-speed signaling, will enable us to provide a new approach for personal computing in the future. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with the Rambus engineering teams.”
The Rambus XIO cell is a high-performance, low-latency controller interface to XDR DRAM memory sub-systems, allowing up to 8 gigabytes-per-second of bandwidth in a 16-bit wide interface from a single memory device. It is a versatile CMOS macro cell that can be seamlessly integrated into a wide variety of target processes. The general purpose cell is independent of the logical memory controller design, enabling support for a wide variety of memory applications needing high bandwidth and low latency. The XIO provides a wide, on-chip, CMOS-level signaling interface to the memory controller logic and a narrow, high-speed Differential Rambus Signaling Level (DRSL) interface to the external XDR memory system.
“Working on advanced, innovative programs such as Teradici’s allows us to showcase our memory system architectures to new and interesting platforms,” said Laura Stark, vice president of Platform Solutions at Rambus. “Our engineering teams are focused on designing and developing the most advanced interface designs that help our customers meet the ever-increasing demands of the market.”
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