OCZ and DataSecure LLC Support Posted Precharge and ULL DRAM

@ 2004/04/07
OCZ Technology and DataSecure LLC Team up to Support Posted Precharge and Ultra Low Latency DRAM Technology

Sunnyvale, CA, and Richardson, TX, April 6, 2004 – OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high-performance memory solutions for PC enthusiasts and gamers and DataSecure LLC, a memory system technology development pioneer today announced the joint support of a new Posted Precharge and ultra low latency DRAM technology.

Posted Precharge is a novel feature to provide an effective workaround for the limited number of open pages in current DRAM technology. Through a series of minor die modifications, DataSecure’s Posted Precharge technology (patent pending) allows keeping memory rows open while accessing different pages in the same bank. If a secondary access to the same bank occurs, data are immediately available without the need of reopening the memory page. Through the integration of SRAM registers it is further possible to reduce CAS latency to warrant quasi-isochronous data access on read commands.

“Posted Precharge is a revolutionary concept to avoid bus contention and allow multiple open pages within the same bank of memory” commented G.R. Mohan Rao, one of the founders of DataSecure LLC. “Especially in server applications with a high percentage of random accesses and in HyperThreading situations, posted precharge will allow not only recurrent accesses to the same page while maintaining superb bandwidth, but also opening the next page before the minimum bank cycle time is satisfied, which has been a major performance problem in any non-streaming application.” “This is a significant step ahead of the autoprecharge and similar concepts currently in vogue.” added Dr. Michael Schuette, a cofounder of DataSecure LLC.

“We are intrigued by the simplicity and elegance of the DataSecure approach that turns minor DRAM modifications into a revolutionary technology” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. “OCZ Technology is very pleased to contribute to the further development of low latency DRAMs with high bandwidth and Posted Precharge is one of the most promising inventions in DRAM technology we have seen lately.”

About OCZ Technology Group
OCZ Technology Group, a member of JEDEC, designs, develops and manufactures innovative, ultra high-performance memory that sets the industry standard. OCZ memory is the first choice among the most discriminating PC enthusiasts, highly competitive gamers, and for mission-critical servers requiring high availability. In addition to memory, OCZ is also a leading provider of high-performance cooling solutions, and we back our products with world-class customer service and knowledgeable technical support. OCZ offers upgrades for desktops, notebooks and servers through its worldwide network of distributors, online resellers, and retail stores. A listing of suppliers carrying OCZ products is available at http://www.ocztechnology.com/wheretobuy/.


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