Delivers densities up to 2 gigabytes for storage, industrial computing and gaming systems
AGIGA Tech, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor has introduced a new non-volatile RAM system, Agigaram. The new non-volatile system’s (NVS) new CAPRI family delivers densities between 256 megabytes (2048 megabits) and 2 gigabytes (16 gigabits).
The company claims that the new family leverages a DDR2 SDRAM interface to deliver speeds up to 800 MHz with peak transfer rates equivalent to DRAMs. The CAPRI family enables many system features such as zero standby power, power interruption immunity, instant on/recovery, write caching/posting, data logging, service/maintenance processing, journaling, unified memory architectures, and UPS replacement/redundancy.
According to the company, the Agigaram is suitable for a range of applications, including storage, networking, communications, industrial computing and controls, medical equipment, gaming systems, ATMs and point-of-sale terminals, printers, scanners, copiers, automotive and military systems.
Ron Sartore, CEO of AGIGA Tech, said: “The CAPRI family brings AGIGARAM’s unique high-speed, high-density non-volatile RAM technology to higher-end applications in the networking, storage, industrial and embedded markets. Our flexible CAPRI products come in multiple form factors and host interfaces, enabling rapid time-to-market and high performance.”
The company said that the Agigaram system addresses the problems of design complexity, long charge times, limited operating life, and a high cost of ownership with the use of a battery free power sub-system, teamed with synchronous DRAM, NAND Flash, intelligent power management and a proprietary system controller. During normal operation the Agigaram functions exactly like a synchronous DRAM (SDRAM).
AGIGA Tech added that when power is lost, the new RAM system automatically saves the data to NAND Flash using the energy stored in the power subsystem. When power is restored, the data is transferred back into the SDRAM.
This functionality can be used for power interruption/loss immunity, instant-on recovery, write caching and posting, data logging and journaling, and service and maintenance processing, the company said.