Rambus and Northwest Logic Certify Interoperability of HBM2 Interface Solution for High-performance Networking and Data Center Applications

Integrated HBM2 PHY and Memory Controller provide validated, standards-compliant memory subsystem with superior signal integrity and reliability

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Aug. 28, 2017 – Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), an innovator in semiconductor and IP products, today announced validated interoperability between its HBM2 PHY and Northwest Logics’ HBM2 Memory Controller Core. The solution builds on the growing ecosystem of Rambus partner products that interoperate with its latest HBM2 PHY IP core. The combined HBM2 solution is designed to support high-performance networking and server applications in the data center and communications markets that require the maximum amount of bandwidth available through HBM2.

“Our work with Northwest Logic gives Rambus the functionality to provide a verified solution that reduces the engineering workload and time to market for chip designers” said Luc Seraphin, senior vice president and general manager of the Rambus Memory and Interfaces Division. “As Rambus extends its footprint in PHY support for leading-edge technologies, collaborative interoperability is essential for our end customers that demand early adoption. Memory interfaces are increasingly important in today’s new workloads, and the combination of Rambus HBM2 and Northwest Logic’ HBM2 Memory Controller core is a natural fit to support customer demands on both sides.”

The Northwest Logic HBM2 Memory Controller Cores are optimized for use in both ASICs and FPGAs, and support full-rate, half-rate and quarter-rate operations. The cores provide a solution that can be configured to exact customer requirements, are silicon-proven and are verified with the Rambus HBM2 PHY.

“Our HBM2 Memory Controller Core has been successfully deployed in a wide variety of customer systems demonstrating high reliability and performance,” said Brian Daellenbach, president of Northwest Logic. “We are excited to offer a complete HBM2 solution with Rambus ensuring our customers achieve the best possible combined memory solution for their high data demands.”

The Rambus HBM2 PHY and Northwest Logic HBM2 Memory Controller are each fully JEDEC compliant to the HBM2 standard, allowing the PHY and memory controller to interoperate. The Rambus HBM2 PHY is a high-performance memory IP core that features reduced power consumption and a small form factor. It combines 2.5D packaging with a wider interface at a lower clock speed, delivering higher efficiency and lower power consumption compared to other memory solutions on the market. For additional information on Rambus HBM2 PHY solutions, please visit

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About Rambus Memory and Interfaces Division 
The Rambus Memory and Interfaces Division develops products and services that solve the power, performance, and capacity challenges of the communications and data center computing markets. Rambus enhanced standards-compatible and custom memory and serial link solutions include chips, architectures, memory and SerDes interfaces, IP validation tools, and system and IC design services. Developed through our system-aware design methodology, Rambus products deliver improved time-to-market and first-time-right quality.

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