AGIGA Tech (subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor) launched the AGIGARAM high-speed non-volatile RAM system. The AGIGARAM is a member of the CAPRI family. The AGIGARAM is ideal for a wide 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. The AGIGARAM CAPRI is sampling now, with production expected in Q4 2009.
The AGIGARAM system combines a battery free power sub-system with high-speed synchronous DRAM, NAND Flash, intelligent power management and a proprietary system controller. During normal operation the AGIGARAM functions exactly like a synchronous DRAM (SDRAM). When power is lost, however, it 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 AGIGARAM system scales and extends nonvolatile solutions to much higher densities. The next best high-density alternative, battery-backed memories, can offer high speeds, but are subject to numerous problems, such as hazardous material issues, increased design complexity, long charge times, limited operating life, and a high total cost of ownership.
The CAPRI family enables many valuable 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. The products provide all these features while preserving mission-critical data.
- 256-MB, 512-MB, 1-GB and 2-GB densities
- 64/72-bit DDR2 SDRAM interface with high speeds of 533 MHz, 667 MHz and 800 MHz
- 6,400 MB/sec peak transfers
- I2C command/control bus
- Form factor: 244-pin mini-RDIMM, 240-pin RDIMM and custom form factors
- 0-60 degrees C operating range, with additional ranges available
- 5-year and 10-year operating life options
- Integrated battery-free power pack