ATMOS Corporation slashes time-to-market for clients with its new ability to design speedy embedded DRAM in record time!
Kanata, Ontario, CANADA - May 11, 2000 - ATMOS Corporation, a leader in the embedded semiconductor memory products market, set yet another benchmark today with the introduction of both its lightening-fast Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool and its state-of-the-art eDRAM. According to ATMOS President Dr. C. Paul Slaby, the new tool will enable his company to produce its speed-record holding eDRAM in not months or even hours, but minutes.
"We realized early on that the speed of your embedded DRAM wouldn't matter if it is six months late to market," said Dr. Slaby. "So we set out to not only produce the world's fastest eDRAM, but to also come up with a process that gets the product to market very quickly."
That is just the first part of the good news, according to Dr. Slaby.
"This compiler will also allow our clients to conduct on-line simulations using various configurations in advance of their purchase," he says of the tool that is used to generate DRAM macrocells as large as 64 Mbits. "It enables them, for example, to find the necessary balance of things such as speed, size and configuration before they commit to production."
ATMOS Corporation is an industry leading designer of Systems-on-a-Chip, where memory and other functional blocks are combined on one piece of silicon. This technology is viewed as a natural progression in a world where the need for memory is growing exponentially.
According to Dr. Slaby, ATMOS Corporation's vision is to produce SoC-RAM?, where the speed of the more traditional Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) is combined with the small size, low power consumption and density of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) on one chip. Normally, DRAM is a stand-alone chip hard-wired to the logic board. Embedded DRAM is the first step toward realizing that vision.
Based on Dial-a-DRAM?, the 0.18u DRAM Macrocell Compiler uses hand-crafted leaf cells for maximum density and performance in merged logic-DRAM technology.
Corporate Profile ATMOS Corporation
- memory sizes from 96K - 32MB which can be further tiled to 128MB
- word sizes from 24 to as required in 1-bit steps
- 1.8V operation, built-in test interface
- <14ns row access time, <5ns column access time
is a leader in the emerging market for embedded semiconductor memory products. We develop enabling technology for building System-on-a-Chip (SoC) applications in the post-PC, internet-powered world. ATMOS products allow integrated systems developers to create innovative leading-edge hardware, powering the rapidly expanding universe of connected intelligent devices and internet appliances.
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