Enables the Next Phase of Validation of LRDIMMs at Intel and Server OEMs
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 24, 2011 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced that its Isolation Memory Buffer (iMB™) 02-GS02A has completed a significant milestone for the component validation phase with Intel. Memory vendors will now be able to use Inphi’s iMB components to build memory modules for DIMM level qualification.
“Inphi is proud to have its memory buffer accomplish this milestone on the Romley-EP system,” said Paul Washkewicz, Vice President of Marketing, Computing and Storage at Inphi. “We appreciate Intel’s continued support as we managed this product development. We look forward to having our customers now complete the DIMM level qualification and ultimately bring LRDIMMs to market.”
The iMB passed a rigorous component validation phase at Intel across a matrix of frequency, voltage, capacity and DIMM configurations. Inphi’s iMB also met the required power consumption profile for thermal management. The objective of the Intel validation program for LRDIMMs is to verify compliance to the Intel specifications and to provide a guideline for memory compatibility with Intel chipsets.
Immediate Availability of iMB
In addition, Inphi also announced today the production availability of the iMB02-GS02A to support ramp to mass production of its customers’ LRDIMMs. Fully compliant with the proposed memory buffer specification as defined by JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in developing standards for the microelectronics industry, the iMB02-GS02A is compatible with the current generation of DDR3-based server systems and helps to facilitate a transition to LRDIMMs. Unlike traditional registered DIMMs that limit the amount of server memory that can be installed due to their loading profile, LRDIMMs replace the register with an isolation memory buffer to reduce the load. The new architecture enables more ranks of DRAM to be populated on the memory module and more modules to be used in a system for higher capacity and performance scaling.
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, providing high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds that are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, minimize latency in computing environments and enable the rollout of next generation communications infrastructure. Inphi’s solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, enterprise and data center servers, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment and military systems. To learn more about Inphi, visit www.inphi.com.