Semiconductor Engineering: Domain-Specific Memory

by Madelyn Miller, On Mar 11, 2021

Michael Frank, Fellow and System Architect at Arteris IP is quoted in this new Semiconductor Engineering article:

Domain-Specific Memory

March 11th, 2021 – By Brian Bailey

Rethinking fundamental approaches to memory could have a huge impact on performance.

“Remember video memories — DRAM with built-in shift registers?” asks Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “Perhaps GDDR [1-5], special cache tag memories, or associative memories back in the days of TTL? A lot of these have not really survived because their functionality was too specific. They targeted a unique device. You need a large enough domain, and you are fighting against the low cost of today’s DRAM, which has the benefit of high volume and large-scale manufacturing.”

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