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Legacy Memory Innovation: How our Manufacturers build legacy Memory to meet today's challenges

Image showing standard modules of semiconductor memory

In a world dominated by rapid technological advancements, there's a unique challenge faced by many: the fusion of legacy systems with modern requirements. Electronic engineers often grapple with integrating state-of-the-art security and performance features into long-term projects. Thankfully, manufacturers like Intelligent Memory, Zentel, and Pyramid Semiconductor are leading the charge, offering innovative solutions.


Intelligent Memory: Breathing New Life into eMMC and LPDDR4x

Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) is the de facto standard for embedded storage. However, as systems demand higher performance and efficiency, the challenge arises: how to enhance eMMC memory without a complete overhaul?

Intelligent Memory's solution: The integration of Low Power eMMC memory. This innovation ensures power conservation while not compromising on speed or reliability.

Image of Intelligent Memory's LPDDR4x with built in ECC

Furthermore, their LPDDR4x is a testament to their commitment to innovation. This memory standard not only conserves system power but also offers an enhanced data rate, making it a go-to for systems that demand efficiency coupled with performance.


Zentel: A Vanguard Against Cyber Threats

In the digital age, rowhammer attacks have emerged as a significant cybersecurity threat. These attacks exploit DRAM cells, flipping bits and potentially compromising data.

Image depicting Rowhammer attacks on Semiconductor Memory

Zentel's answer: Their DRAM ICs, integrated with Row-Hammer protection. But they didn't stop there. Recognising the sporadic bit-flip errors that can crash systems, Zentel introduced Error Correction Code (ECC) in their DRAMs. This double-layered defense ensures that not only are the systems shielded against rowhammer attacks, but they're also safeguarded against system crashes due to rare bit-flip errors.


Pyramid Semiconductor: The Torchbearer for Military Legacy Memory

Legacy systems, especially in military applications, have unique challenges. One pressing issue was the discontinuation of 64K SRAMs for military applications by various manufacturers.

Pyramid's commitment: They assured the industry of their unwavering support and continuous production of P4C164 64K SRAMs. This move not only addresses the immediate challenge but ensures that military applications with legacy memory needs are not left in the lurch.

Pyramid Semiconductor SRAM Family

Why Does This Matter?

For electronic engineers, these aren't just solutions — they're essential. Our memory manufacturers are a testament to the spirit of innovation, demonstrating that with expertise and commitment to supporting projects for the long term, even legacy systems can meet modern requirements.

At Ineltek, we understand the intricacies of these challenges and the innovations that address them. As a leading distributor, we're not just a gateway to these solutions but a partner in navigating the evolving landscape of semiconductor memory.

For a competitive cross-quote on your current legacy memory requirements, contact Ineltek today.


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