New Devices Deliver Industry’s Fastest QDR SRAM Operating Speed of 550 MHz;
While Reducing Power Consumption by 50 Percent
San Jose, Calif., December 20, 2010- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), the industry leader in SRAMs, today announced new Quad Data Rate™ (QDR™) and Double Data Rate (DDR) SRAMs at 36-Mbit and 18-Mbit densities, the latest members of its 65-nm SRAM family. The new memories complete the industry’s broadest portfolio of 65-nm synchronous SRAMs, which includes densities up to 144Mbit and speeds up to 550 MHz. Cypress’s patented process technology reduces power consumption up to 50% compared with 90-nm SRAMs, enabling the new wave of “green” networking infrastructure applications.
The new devices are form, fit and function compatible upgrades for the large installed base of 90-nm QDRII/QDRII SRAMs (estimated at well over 60 million units), and are fully compliant with the QDR Consortium specifications. This compatibility enables designers of existing products to easily upgrade system performance without requiring board redesign. The 65-nm SRAMs are ideal for networking applications, including core and edge routers, fixed and modular Ethernet switches, 3G basestations, and secure routers. They also enhance the performance of medical imaging and military signal-processing systems. The QDRII and DDRII devices feature On-Die Termination (ODT), which improves signal integrity, reduces system cost, and saves board space by eliminating external termination resistors.
“As the leader in SRAMs, we aim to provide the broadest portfolio of high-performance SRAM products, giving our customers the ability to offer a wide range of price/performance points in their markets,” said Dave Kranzler, vice president of synchronous SRAM products at Cypress. “Cypress has already shipped over a million 65-nm SRAMs to over 150 customers worldwide, and we have established ourselves as the leader in the high performance SRAM category.”
Cypress’s portfolio of SRAMs includes leaded and lead-free packaging; commercial, industrial and military options; numerous interface configurations; and a wide range of performance options. Cypress also works with customers to develop solutions for specific application requirements.
Availability and Photo
The 36-Mbit CY712xxKV18 and 18-Mbit CY7C11xxKV18 are available in production quantities today from Cypress and its distribution partners. Each device is available in multiple configurations based on I/O width (x18 or x36), burst length (B4 or B2) and latency (1.5-ns, 2.0-ns or 2.5-ns). A high-resolution photo of the new devices is available at www.cypress.com/go/QDRSRAMphoto.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch™ solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress is also a leader in high-performance memories and programmable timing devices. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.
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