Advancement in Memory technologies and the demand for faster and higher density configuration leaves verification engineers in a limbo. The Memory world is debating the next wave of memory protocols and technologies such as Next Generation DDR, HBM, and NVDIMM:
- DDR: Wishfully the next generation DDR specifications will bring many benefits to computers. With faster and denser memory applications such as Virtual Reality will finally be closer to Reality than ever. Synopsys continues to actively work with the JEDEC standard committees, and the memory vendors, to provide its customers with early access to the next generation DDR VIP that gets as close to the final standard as humanly possible.
- HBM: aka High-Bandwidth Memory is a new type of memory that utilizes vertical stacking technology configuration with low power consumption which is an enabler for ultra-wide communication lanes. The beauty of this technology is the amount of floor plan footprint it occupies. Compared to GDDR5, HBM can fit the same amount of memory in 94% less space! This Memory VIP is currently included in the Synopsys VIP portfolio.
- NVDIMM: aka Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module. This is a RAM DIMM that doesn’t lose its data when power is shut off. This combination of two powerful technologies provides a slew of benefits to improve application performance, data security, and system crash recovery time. Synopsys is working very closely with the memory vendors to capture final details of the technology to be include into the NVDIMM VIP.
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