Cypress Semi company sampling first DDR4 NVDIMM: Flash-backed DRAM

August 08, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
AgigA Tech, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor, and a provider of high-speed, high-density, and battery-free nonvolatile memory solutions, today announced that it is now sampling the first DDR4 Nonvolatile DIMM (NVDIMM) to OEMs and development partners.

The AGIGARAM DDR4 NVDIMM has been designed to operate in the standard DIMM sockets of next-generation, Intel-based server platforms, providing a significant boost to I/O performance in a host of applications, including storage and database acceleration.

DDR4, says Cypress, is the latest evolution in DRAM technology, building upon previous generations with improved reliability, speed and power. With current data rates reaching 2,400 MT/sec, DDR4 increases performance up to 50% over DDR3, while delivering a 20% reduction in operating voltage. With DDR4's additional power-saving features, total overall power savings versus DDR3 can be as much as 40%.

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