Sept. 16, 2002 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp., Infineon Technologies AG, and Micron Technology Inc. will collaborate in the development of the specifications for CellularRAM memory, a new multi-generation family of low-power pseudo static RAM (PSRAM) for wireless handsets.
CellularRAM memory is designed to meet the growing memory and bandwidth demands of future 2.5G and 3G handset designs. In addition to offering a lower cost/bit ratio than current solutions, this new type of PSRAM features SRAM-pin compatibility, external refresh-free operation and a low-power design. CellularRAM memory is a drop-in replacement for asynchronous low-power SRAM used currently in cell phone designs.
The purpose of this co-development effort is to provide customers with pin- and function-compatible products from multiple sources, based on a jointly developed specification for CellularRAM memory. Each company will design and manufacture the products using their own design and process technology.