MDRAM


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MDRAM

(Multibank DRAM) An earlier type of dynamic RAM chip from MoSys, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (www.mosys.com) that was available in 256KB increments. It enabled embedded applications with fixed memory requirements to have exactly the amount of RAM they need. MDRAM used an internal bus connected to independent 32KB banks of DRAM, which provides a bandwidth of 666 MBytes/sec.
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The use of MDRAM enables the ET6100 to achieve higher data throughputs than both VRAM and WRAM alternatives -- pushing 800MB/sec at peak and 500MBsec sustained (VRAM achieves only 400MB/sec sustained).
With Oki as an alternate source, MDRAM becomes a safer buy for high-volume customers who demand multiple sources for critical memory components.
Utilizing the new MDRAM sizes, the Tseng ET6000 now supports this resolution with as little as 2.
Thus, market dominance by the conventional 'dinosaurs' in DRAM technology is going to be challenged and there clearly is an opportunity for a company like MoSys, with its MDRAM, to be a significant player in the high-performance memory arena.
The Byte Magazine award to Tseng Labs and the high overall interest generated by both MDRAM and the ET6000 at the COMDEX show further validates the leadership of MDRAM," states Gary Banta, Vice President of Marketing at MoSys.
Its initial product, the MDRAM, is the highest performance DRAM architecture available on the market today.
While we continue to see interest in the MDRAM from a wide variety of solution providers in diverse application areas, such as HDTV, set-top converters, hyper-reality games and networking, the closest-to-production applications continue to be those in the PC graphics arena," says Gary Banta, Vice President of Marketing at MoSys.
As part of the agreement MOSYS has licensed Rambus interface technology for use in a broad range of MOSYS products including its MDRAM family.
Updated BIOS and Drivers/New MDRAM technologies enable OEM customers to provide 1024x768 resolution at 16.
The Jazz G-FORCE/128 incorporates the industry's first 128-bit dual channel graphics engine with extended-performance synchronous MDRAM for ultra-high performance with extremely short latency, and the potential to achieve bandwidths up to 1 gigabyte-per-second.
The LIGHTSPEED 128 Windows and multimedia accelerator combines a true 128-bit graphics engine with advanced Multibank MDRAM memory technology to give PC users the ultimate in graphics performance for today's most demanding graphics and video applications.