SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies

August 15, 2005 09:28 ET

SMART Modular Technologies Introduces 144-Pin SO-DIMMs for Computer Peripheral and 16-bit Embedded Computing Applications

Available in DDR and DDR2 Technologies, the New Line of Memory Modules Offers a Scalable, Low-Cost Solution in a Small Form Factor

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- SMART Modular Technologies, a leading independent manufacturer of memory module products and services, has launched a new lineup of DDR and DDR2 144-pin SO-DIMMs aimed at computer peripherals, such as printers and scanners, and embedded computing applications, including industrial control and automation.

The new 144-pin SO-DIMMs are configured with a smaller 16-bit memory interface that helps lower costs and improve performance for peripheral applications as compared to using larger, industry-standard 64-bit or 72-bit memory interfaces. Rather than using an oversized 64-bit module or discrete devices soldered onto the system board, the new 16-bit SO-DIMMs provide the scalability and cost savings required by designers of these new systems.

SMART's 144-pin SO-DIMMs are offered in DDR as well as DDR2 technologies. Able to select from either type, OEM system designers can focus on optimizing their designs rather than being concerned with continually changing memory technologies. The product lineup includes a full range of speed grades; for DDR, the speeds ranges from PC2100 to PC3200, for DDR2, the speed ranges from PC3200 to PC5300.

In addition to peripheral computer applications, the 144-pin SMART SO-DIMMs are ideal for embedded computing applications that use 16-bit processors. Typically, industrial control and instrumentation applications use memory devices that are soldered onto the board. Benefiting from a small (2.66" x 1.25" in maximum) form factor, the SMART SO-DIMMs do not need to be soldered onto the board and can be placed horizontally within very tight space constraints.

SMART's 144-pin SO-DIMM speed grades and ordering options are shown in the table below:

   DDR2          Density      Module       Module Config.   Device
Part Number                 Dimensions
SG516568FG8NWuu   512MB   2.66" x 1.18"   256Mx16 128Mx8      BGA
SG516288FG8NWuu   256MB   2.66" x 1.18"   128Mx16 128Mx8      BGA
SG516288FG8NZuu   256MB   2.66" x 1.18"   128Mx16 64Mx8       BGA
SG516648FG8NZuu   128MB   2.66" x 1.18"   64Mx16  64Mx8       BGA

DDR Part Number  Density      Module       Module Config.   Device
SG5165685D8NWuu   512MB   2.66" x  1.25"  256Mx16 128Mx8      TSOP
SG5162885D8NWuu   256MB   2.66" x  1.25"  128Mx16 128Mx8      TSOP
SG5162885D8NZuu   256MB   2.66" x  1.25"  128Mx16 64Mx8       TSOP
SG5166485D8NZuu   128MB   2.66" x  1.25"  64Mx16  64Mx8       TSOP

Prefix 'SG' = RoHS Compliant
DDR Suffix options for 'uu'; 'CG'=PC-2100 2-2-2; 'CL'=PC2700 2.5-3-3;
'FO'=PC-3200 3-3-3
DDR2 Suffix options for 'uu'; 'DB'=PC2-3200 3-3-3; 'DG'=PC2-4200 4-4-4
'IL'=PC2-5300 5-5-5

SMART Modular Technologies is a leading provider of memory products and liquid-crystal display (LCD) solutions, offering more than 500 standard and custom products to top-tier OEMs working in computer, industrial, networking, gaming, telecommunications, and embedded applications. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM, and Flash in various form factors. The Display Products Group operates from two locations, the U.S. and Asia (through its affiliate, Estecom), allowing it to quickly and cost-effectively deliver worldwide thin film transistors (TFT) LCD solutions to customers developing casino gaming systems as well as embedded applications such as kiosk, ATM, point-of-service, and industrial control systems. Manufacturing facilities, design centers, and sales offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America enable SMART to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management, and supply chain management.

Contact Information

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    Arthur Sainio
    SMART Modular Technologies, Inc.
    (510) 624-8126
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