Kingston the independent worldwide leader in memory products, announced the release of its new line of Fully Buffered DIMM memory modules (FB-DIMM). As the leading independent manufacturer of memory modules, Kingston made an early and strategic decision to commit major resources to support next generation memory technology like FB-DIMM thus becoming a leading manufacturer and supplier of FB-DIMM memory to Intel and the industry.
Kingston’s FB-DIMM modules are a high-speed, high-density memory solution for related technology workstation and server platforms. Kingston’s FB-DIMMs will offer memory flexibility and more expansion options, opening new horizons in memory technology. Kingston’s FB-DIMMs resolve the DDR2 memory speed vs. capacity bottleneck and comply with JEDEC standards. FB-DIMM memory architecture allows up to six memory channels with each channel supporting up to eight dual-rank memory modules and allows for two channels to simultaneously read and write in concurrent transactions.
Already a strategic FB-DIMM supplier to major OEMs, Kingston’s FB-DIMMs provide a solution to many signal integrity and quality concerns. “FB-DIMM architecture increases server memory capacity from 8 GB to 192 GB at a high speed based on a 4GB-module configuration, a twenty-four-fold increase.” said J.K. Tsai, director of technology, Kingston®. “In addition to higher capacity, FB-DIMMs will have a peak bandwidth four times greater than standard DDR2 server modules,” continued Tsai. Benefits of using Kingston’s FB-DIMM technology on high-end server include scalability, flexibility, and higher capacity while the same new technology will increase speed and performance.
Kingston engineers have developed special boards and test-programs that are used to conduct “parametric” and characterization testing on high-end Agilent testers to ensure that FB-DIMMs are functional and comply with specifications. Kingston’s FB-DIMMs come with a lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support plus the legendary reliability that makes Kingston the leader in memory.
Kingston FB-DIMM Features and Specifications:
- Tested at 533 MHz for optimal performance
- 1.8 Volts operation
- Operational enhancements to increase memory performance, efficiency and timing margins
- Latency timings: 4-4-4
- Memory kits (modules) up to 2 GB