Following an active panel on DDR3 DRAM, last week’s Denali Memcon offered up a second panel topic: low-power memory design. That’s a wide enough topic to allow for a range of discussions, and the panelists–Mostafa Abdulla of Numonyx, Roger Isaac of Silicon Image, Areski Maklouf from ST-Ericsson, and Howard Sussman of Etron—ranged all over it.
In opening statements, Maklouf said that LPDDR is a major issue for the platform architect. “Architects must work with memory providers to find a good solution,” he said. Moving in a different direction, Isaac pointed out that no matter how cleverly you architected it, LPDDR was not going to make it for much longer.