MSR720 Device Delivers SRAM Performance with Dramatically Higher
Capacity and Access Rate
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(NASDAQ:MOSY), a leader in semiconductor solutions that enable fast,
intelligent data access for network and communications systems, today
announced sample availability of its Bandwidth
Engine® 2 - Access device, delivering random access performance with
more than four times the capacity and more than twice the access
performance of any SRAM on the market today. The device is based on an
architecture of four 144 Megabit (Mbit) partitions, each running at
375MHz with true dual-port, random access capability. The partitions are
addressed as a single-bank to enable a dramatic increase in processing
The Bandwidth Engine family of ICs is optimized for high-performance
networking equipment requiring aggregate bandwidth of 40G, 100G, 400G or
higher, bringing fast, intelligent memory access to packet and data
processing applications. Any application requiring true random access
using traditional SRAM devices is limited to densities of 144 Mbits. The MoSys®
MSR720 breaks through this barrier by delivering 576 Mbit capacity
and up to 4.5 billion accesses per second, at least twice the access
rate of a traditional SRAM. The dual-ported partitions rely on address
compare and data bypass to ensure fully coherent data under any access
condition. With its ability to simultaneously read and write to a
specific memory location, the MSR720 delivers substantial performance
and efficiency advantages over the alternatives.
The unique device architecture and serial interface of the MSR720
maintains full data coherency, high command efficiency and simplified
scheduling, resulting in a performance of up to 4.5 GigaAccesses per
second. The high access rates and reduced effective cycle time of the
MSR720 are well-suited to the requirements of state memory and queuing
applications, where repeat access of the same address is needed.
"Our second generation Bandwidth Engine architecture supports
purpose-built variants to optimize specific applications and access
types," stated John
Monson, Vice President of Marketing for MoSys. "The MSR720 is
intended to integrate the random access capabilities of traditional SRAM
and relieve constraints in capacity and performance, together
dramatically reducing board area, power, economics and pin count."
Engine family of ICs is designed, built and qualified for
high-reliability, carrier-grade applications and utilizes a
high-performance SerDes-based GigaChip™
Interface which has proven, robust compatibility with ASICs and
FPGAs from Altera and Xilinx. The MSR720 is a member of the second
generation family of Bandwidth Engine devices, which also includes the
MSR620 device optimized for buffer applications and the MSR820 device
with integrated macro functions to support on-chip functions, such as
statistics and metering. MoSys is now accepting sample and preproduction
orders for the MSR720, MSR620 and MSR820 devices. For information about
pricing and availability, contact a local MoSys sales representative at http://www.mosys.com/contact.php.
About MoSys, Inc.
MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY) is a fabless semiconductor company enabling
leading equipment manufacturers in the networking and communications
systems markets to address the continual increase in Internet users,
data and services. The company's solutions deliver data path
connectivity, speed and intelligence while eliminating data access
bottlenecks on line cards and systems scaling from 100G to
multi-terabits per second. Engineered and built for high-reliability
carrier and enterprise applications, MoSys' Bandwidth Engine® and
LineSpeed™ IC product families are based on the company's patented
high-performance, high-density intelligent access and high-speed serial
interface technology, and utilize the company's highly efficient
GigaChip™ Interface. MoSys is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
More information is available at http://www.mosys.com.
Bandwidth Engine and MoSys are registered trademarks of MoSys, Inc.
in the US and/or other countries. GigaChip, LineSpeed and the MoSys logo
are trademarks of MoSys, Inc. All other marks mentioned herein are the
property of their respective owners.
Source: MoSys, Inc.