Boot Camp – Memory Design Fundamentals: Next-Generation Memory Systems
Memory lives in every electronic computing device today. LPDDRx memory is typically seen in mobile and automotive applications, DDRx memory is in PCs and servers, and HBMx and GDDRx memories are in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and graphics applications. Each of these memory interfaces has different architectures that continue to be customized for their end-use applications.
The challenge for designers today is to optimize system performance while maintaining or reducing cost instead of over-designing. It is very important to understand how to accurately model, simulate, and optimize these various memory architectures before the system is fabricated. Further, in 2020, JEDEC released the DDR5 standard which promises data rates up to 8400 MT/s.
In this Bootcamp, a holistic introduction to the DDR4, DDR5, LPDDR4/5, and GDDR6 architectures with examples is provided. Memory interface modeling basics will be covered with instructor-led demos while providing participants the opportunity for hands-on simulation labs. In addition, a full measurement suite from test & measurement solution providers will be explored to assess JEDEC compliance requirements. Emphasis will be placed on best measurement practices, probing as well as signal access, and techniques to optimize measurement accuracy including de-embedding and instrument noise removal.
NOTE: MUST BRING LAPTOP WITH POWER CORD TO PARTICIPATE IN BOOT CAMP SIMULATION LABS AND MEASUREMENT LABS
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