Choosing a memory architecture can be a daunting task. There are many options to choose from, each with their own power, performance, area and cost profile. The right choice can make a new design competitive and popular in the market. The wrong choice can doom the whole project to failure.
Vadhiraj Sankaranarayanan, senior technical… Read More
In optimizing SoC design for performance, there is so much focus on how fast a CPU core is, or a GPU core, or peripherals, or even the efficiency of the chip-level interconnect. Most designers also understand selecting high performance memory at a cost sweet spot, and optimizing physical layout to clock it as fast as possible within… Read More
While looking for information on a Xilinx Spartan 6 Project with DDR memory I came across a new type of DRAM called the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC). The technology made me want to take a closer look:
The Hybrid Memory Cube is like a stack of DDR chips stacked die on die using through silicon vias to interconnect the dies the bottom die in not… Read More