Thursday, May 22nd 2014

SMART Modular Introduces DDR3 8 GB Ultra Low Profile "Planar" Mini-UDIMM

SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialty memory and storage solutions, including memory modules, flash memory cards and other memory and solid state storage products, today announced it has expanded its wide lineup of DDR3 small modules with a cost-effective 8 GB ULP Planar Mini-UDIMM.

With its innovative design, SMART has doubled the number of DRAM placements to 18 on its ULP Planar Mini-DIMM which allows the use of mainstream cost-effective 4 Gb DRAMs. The result is a high density solution contained in a small package effectively lowering the overall cost per module GB.
Planar technology utilizes a PCB board that does not incorporate any DRAM stacking, dual die DRAM packages or a dual PCB structure. By comparison, industry standard VLP Mini-DIMMs have a maximum of nine DRAM placements. To achieve an 8 GB density in a VLP form factor requires the use of DDP (dual die package) DRAMs, stacked DRAMs or 8 Gb DDR3 monolithic DRAMs all of which add cost.

The Mini-UDIMM is one of the industry's most common module form factor used in networking, telecom, and industrial applications, and SMART's DDR3 Mini-DIMMs provide a number of key benefits to OEMs. These include ECC for applications processing data, applications needing extra power and ground pins for more robustness compared to SO-DIMMs, applications needing high density pluggable memory in small, height-constrained environments, and ruggedized applications with the use of latching Mini-DIMM sockets. Now OEMs can have all of these benefits at a reduced cost with SMART's ULP Planar Mini-UDIMM.

"SMART continuously strives to achieve cost savings for its OEM customers," stated Srida Joisa, SMART's Director of Corporate Business Development and DRAM Business Unit. "The 8 GB ULP Planar Mini-UDIMM is another step in that direction, helping OEMs achieve their cost reduction goals for long life cycle applications."

SMART's 8 GB ULP Planar Mini-UDIMM operates at DDR3-1600 1.35V. The ordering part number is SH1027ML351816SDU1. Samples and production quantities are available now. SMART's lineup of small form factor modules include all types of Mini-DIMMs, SO-DIMMs, XR-DIMMs, and VLP DIMMs available in commercial and industrial grades.
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