|Launch of new SDR-SDRAM Controller core.|
|Alma Technologies, launches the new SDRAM controller core, suitable for all
industry-standard Mobile and ordinary SDR (Single Data Rate) SDRAM devices
currently on the market.|
Pikermi, Athens July 3, 2006 − The new SDR-SDRAM-CTRL IP core handles the interaction between SDRAM chips or DIMMs and the processor or a DMA in a system using that memory. The core significantly simplifies memory management challenges for the developer, implementing all the necessary data management, initialization, address, and burst handling operations.
Pipelining and parallel-state-machine design practices always get the most out of the available system bandwidth. A clever core architecture splits the system interface into separate control, write-data, and read-data paths for easier integration and faster operation. Flexibility is ensured by making all memory parameters runtime-configurable, including timing, memory size, mobile-SDR support, and auto-refresh policies. Power-saving features include power down and self-refresh modes.
Integration of the core is made easier for developers by delivering it with everything needed to for immediate use: one of two different PHYs (Physical device layers) and data path queuing elements (FIFOs). The core itself is available in HDL source code, or as an optimized netlist for FPGAs and structured ASICs.
About Alma Technologies S.A.
Alma Technologies S.A. is a private company based in Athens−Greece, founded in 2001. Alma Technologies specializes in the development of high quality hardware virtual components (Silicon IP Cores) and provides digital VLSI design services. Its fields of expertise include image compression, digital image and video processing, multimedia and cryptography applications. In these fields a broad range of high quality IP Core solutions is offered.
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