Infineon Technologies introduced a new 128-Mbit Double Data Rate (DDR) Synchronous Graphics RAM (SGRAM), for use in high-performance 3D graphics acceleration application. The new product enhances Infineon's family of graphics memory for the growing 3D accelerator market, and follows the pioneering 32-Mbit DDR SGRAM, which contributed to the image quality improvements in 3D graphics.
The 128Mbit SGRAM is organized 4Mx32, and hence is an ideal graphics memory for 32, 64, 128 and 256 bit bus applications. Featuring a JEDEC standard Ball-Grid-Array (BGA) package supporting clock frequencies up to 300MHz, this memory breaks bandwidth barriers imposed by TSOP and TQFP packaging. At this operating speed the new device is capable of handling data bandwidths up to 2.4 Gigabytes per second, which makes it the fastest DDR memory available today.
"We tailored the 128-Mbit DDR SGRAM to meet the aggressive bandwidth demands of Desktop PC 3D graphics and the form factor demands of the Notebook PC without compromising performance", said Noel Clarke, Product Marketing Manager for Graphics Memories at Infineon's Memory Business Group.
Infineon has already provided samples of the new SGRAM to key accounts, and is planning for general sample availability in the second quarter of 2001. The product range of the 4Mx32 DDR SGRAM will feature operating clock frequencies up to 300MHz. Volume production is scheduled to start later this year. Sample pricing will be $33 in quantities of 1000 pieces.