IDT Introduces MB301L, the Industry’s First JEDEC-Compliant Memory Buffer for DDR3 (MB3)
IDT introduced MB301L, the industry’s first JEDEC-compliant Memory Buffer for DDR3 (MB3), to enable a new generation of DDR3 memory technology for servers, workstations and storage equipment. The IDT MB3 device dramatically increases server memory capacity, reliability, and scalability, critical bottlenecks in the performance of virtualized applications and services.
The IDT MB301L has been designed for use in load-reduced dual in-line memory modules (LRDIMMs) at up to DDR3-1600 speeds at 1.5V and 1.35V, delivering high performance and low power consumption in an integrated solution. MB3 DDR3 chipThe MB3 also delivers an unmatched suite of proprietary features, such as full source synchronous DRAM training algorithms, ultra-flexible pattern generation, error insertion/detection, and on-die scope capability via software. These features enhance performance, reliability and system testing.
LRDIMM is a new type of memory module being defined for the needs of next generation server applications, particularly Cloud Computing. Servers targeting the Cloud Computing model require highly scalable memory architectures to support the performance and elasticity needs of virtualized resources. LRDIMM technology delivers that scalability with a “pay as you go” approach to appropriately size a server’s main memory pool as the user base evolves. Unlike RDIMMs, the performance of LRDIMMs does not significantly degrade as the number of DIMMs in a channel increases, maximizing the efficiency of a given set of CPU resources..”
The IDT MB301L is sampling now in a MBG-588 package and is compatible with JEDEC LRDIMM modules designs. Contact your local sales or distribution representative for pricing.
DDR3 Memory Buffer
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