JSC’s OctaRAM and MXIC’s OctaFlash combined
OctaRAM from JSC is designed for for automotive clusters, telematics, industrial applications, and high-performance consumer products such as SSD controllers and display timing controllers. JSC has developed a new high-speed, self-refresh OctaRAM based on a low-pin-count interface, and announced what it claims to be the industry's fastest Octa serial interface RAM, the OctaRAM JSC64SS product family.
OctaRAM is intended to provide designers with the next-generation performance level of x8 I/O serial interface products with an operating frequency of up to 200 MHz and transmission speeds of up to 400 MB/s. This performance reportedly helps designers to meet the ever-increasing demands of in-vehicle entertainment, automotive clusters, and IoT.
By combining JSC's OctaRAM and MXIC's OctaFlash components on the shared bus, chipset providers can supposedly reduce controller pincount, accommodate smaller packages, simplify PCB designs, and potentially replace or reduce DRAM, resulting in significant cost savings while dramatically improving performance. The newly released OctaRAM is the next-generation series of pseudo SRAM memory based on the x8 I/O serial interface. OctaRAM uses the same footprint and interface as OctaFlash, thereby minimizing design costs compared with other products on the market which adopt a completely new interface.
The OctaRAM product line offers both 1.8 V and 3.0 V options, covering 32 Mb, 64 Mb, and 128 Mb densities. Other features include single-ended clock operation, double-data transfer rate with two data bytes transferred per clock cycle; and AEC-Q100 qualification.
OctaRAM samples are currently available.