Rambus and Northwest Logic Certify Interoperability of DDR4/3 PHY and Controller

  Rambus and Northwest Logic Certify Interoperability of DDR4/3 PHY and

Integrated IP block achieves both high-performance and efficiency; tested and
     validated system-level design provides superior signal integrity and

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & BEAVERTON, Ore. -- August 26, 2014

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) and Northwest Logic today announced they have
validated interoperability of the Rambus R+™ DDR4/3 PHY with the Northwest
Logic DDR4/3 SDRAM Controller Core. The combined solution provides customers
with a differentiated memory subsystem that brings together the superior
signal integrity offered by the Rambus R+ PHY along with the robust Northwest
Logic controller core for a proven and easy-to-integrate solution.

“Given the industry’s ongoing demand for higher memory performance to manage
greater amounts of data, this integrated solution provides customers with an
easy way to integrate a tested and validated PHY/controller combination, ideal
for networking, computing, and consumer applications requiring the best
possible performance,” said Kevin Donnelly, general manager of the Memory and
Interface division at Rambus. “We look forward to continuing our partnership
with Northwest Logic and ongoing collaboration between our companies.”

“Our DDR4/3 SDRAM Controller Core has been successfully deployed in a wide
variety of customer systems demonstrating high reliability and performance,”
said Brian Daellenbach, president of Northwest Logic. “We are excited to offer
a complete DDR4/3 solution with Rambus ensuring our customers achieve the best
possible combined memory solution for their high data demands.”

The Rambus R+ DDR4/3 PHY enables customers to differentiate their offerings by
providing industry-leading performance while maintaining full compatibility
with industry-standard DDR4 and DDR3 interfaces. The R+ DDR4/3 PHY delivers
versatile configuration options for both area- and power-optimized consumer
applications and performance-intensive compute applications. The PHY is
available in several low-power foundry processes and can be configured for
both flip-chip and wire bond packages with data rates ranging from 800 to

The Northwest Logic DDR4/3 SDRAM Controller Cores are part of a family of
silicon-proven, high-performance, easy-to-use memory controller cores that
provide support for DDR4/3/2/1 LPDDR4/3/2/1, HBM, MRAM, RLDRAM 3/II. In
addition, the Northwest Logic DDR4/3 SDRAM Controller Core provides high bus
efficiency using request reordering, bank management and look-ahead
processing. Northwest Logic also provides AXI/AHB bus interface, Error
Correction Code (ECC), Read-Modify-Write and Multi-Port Front-End add-on cores
to further simplify user designs. These cores support the highest memory clock
rates, require minimal gate count and, as part of the solution, Northwest
Logic offers a complete Memory Test Package for validation.

Northwest Logic has joined the Rambus Partner Program, which will enable
further collaboration on other combined IP blocks offerings between the two
companies. For additional information on the Rambus Partner Program, visit

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About Northwest Logic

Northwest Logic, founded in 1995 and located in Beaverton, Oregon, provides
high-performance, silicon-proven, easy-to-use IP cores including
high-performance PCI Express solution (PCI Express 3.0, 2.1 and 1.1 cores and
drivers), Memory Interface Solution (DDR4/3/2, LPDDR4/3/2 SDRAM; HBM, MRAM,
RLDRAM 3/II), and MIPI Solution (CSI-2, DSI). These solutions support a full
range of platforms including ASICs, Structured ASICs and FPGAs. For additional
information, visit www.nwlogic.com.


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Northwest Logic, Inc.
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