Memory manufacturer Elpida today announced that it has shipped samples of industry his first 2GB DDR2 registered memory modules. Elpida his new DDR2 modules have a transfer rate of 4.3GB/s. This memory module contains thirty-six 512 Megabit DDR2 FBGA packed devices that run up to 533MHz. The modules also support 1.8V operation, according to Elpida this means a 50% power reduction over DDR400 memory.
The modules are organized as 256M words x 72-bits x 2 ranks, and they support Error Checking and Correction (ECC) necessary for high-end server applications. By implementing 0.11-micron process technology with advanced circuit design, Elpida produces high yields of its DDR2 SDRAM devices, thus allowing stable production of the 2 Gigabyte DDR2 module. Mass production of these new modules is scheduled for Q2 2004 and they are also available in 512MB or 1GB densities.
The modules also support 1.8V operation, thus offering a 50% power reduction over DDR at 400 Megabits per second (Mbps) operation. The new 2 Gigabyte module (PC2-4300) is the latest addition to Elpida's comprehensive DDR2 registered DIMM product family that also includes 512 Megabyte and 1 Gigabyte densities.
"High-end servers demand the unique high-density, high-speed, power-efficient performance made possible by Elpida's PC2-4300 registered DIMMs," said Jun Kitano, director of Technical Marketing at Elpida Memory (USA). "As a leader in DDR2 technology, Elpida offers its customers the highest data transfer rates, coupled with highest system performance available for server platforms."