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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 new card uses the Tseng Labs ET6000 128-bit graphics engine to provide enhanced video features including high performance Multibank DRAM support.
By integrating an optimized interface to high performance Multibank DRAM, the ET6000 provides up to 400% more bandwidth than 64-bit VRAM solutions, and high resolution, true-color performance exceeding today's best VRAM accelerators.
Many of these technologies are patented and incorporated in the Company's high performance Multibank DRAM, MCache, ultra-fast SGRAM and ultra-low power 1T-SRAM products and building blocks.
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By exploiting the technology and access scheme of the innovative Multibank DRAM, that is experiencing initial success in high-performance PC graphics applications, MoSys has overcome the large-cell area, high-power consumption, and high cost limitations of traditional fast SRAMs.
Our long-term, strategic technology partnership with MoSys allows us to combine their invaluable insights into memory architecture with our memory management expertise to more fully exploit the intrinsic values of the Multibank DRAM," states John Vigna, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tseng Labs.
13 /PRNewswire/ -- MoSys(TM), Incorporated of San Jose, California, today announced that its Multibank DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) is the foundation for a new generation of graphics and multimedia engines that establishes a new benchmark for competitors in the high-performance personal computer graphics arena.
A high-speed, synchronous Multibank DRAM (MDRAM) interface produces net bandwidth in excess of 500 Mbytes/sec to handle even the most demanding applications.
Jazz has been working closely with Tseng Labs to integrate the state-of-the-art ET6000 graphics and multimedia engine with revolutionary new synchronous Multibank DRAM (MDRAM) technology to deliver a major breakthrough in graphics and multimedia acceleration performance.
This is the first production graphics controller to harness the unprecedented bandwidth gains of Multibank DRAM by Mosys, Inc.
This high visibility design win is a major step in building momentum for MoSys and our Multibank DRAM architecture, which we expect will soon emerge as the new standard in PC and workstation graphics and other cost-sensitive, yet performance-critical, volume applications," he added.