Designing in and qualifying highspeed DDR1 (Double Data Rate) memory modules has been a significant challenge for many OEMs. With memory and I/O speeds running up to 333 MHz, critical timing specifications and design parameters need to be met to keep the entire system in balance. As the early 2004 launch of second-generation DDR2 technology approaches, engineers also need to be skilled design implementers to ensure efficient, cost-effective products.

Reprinted with permission from CompactPCI Systems / January 2004. Article © OpenSystems Publishing.