ACAL Technology cuts SRAM lead-times and future-proofs designs against loss of supply

4th August 2009
Posted By : ES Admin
ACAL Technology announce a new cross-matching service designed to eliminate extended lead-times for high-speed SRAM, and to future-proof designs by second-sourcing fit, form and function alternatives to virtually any existing SRAM.
Mike Farquharson, Senior Product Manager at ACAL Technology, explained, “The SRAM market is changing: new network-driven applications are impacting the sales of commodity and specialty SRAM to the point where major manufacturers could quickly switch volume manufacturing to more profitable products. Already, lead-times for high-speed SRAM have extended up to 12 weeks and this places an immediate need on buyers to source alternatives to fulfill possible inventory shortfalls. Engineers also need to consider securing their designs by evaluating second-source alternatives to maintain the integrity and performance of their systems into the future.”

As a franchised distributor for SRAM manufacturer, GSI Technology, ACAL Technology are offering a free cross-matching and sample service to help qualifying customers to identify and evaluate GSI SRAM as alternatives to competitor products in existing and new designs.

GSI manufactures the industry’s widest range of high-speed SRAMs, supported by a manufacturing methodology which achieves the shortest manufacturing lead-times. GSI’s ExactPreference™ manufacturing technique enables the company to maintain an inventory of nearly all available options, to achieve exceptional SRAM choice combined with lead-times as low as 1 week.

The range offers the largest number of speed options for high-performance SRAM, as well as the highest densities and the lowest active power consumption. All GSI SRAMs are also covered by a three-year warranty, and each device shipped is 100% tested.

“GSI is the only company to focus their entire manufacturing output on high-speed SRAM, which gives them a unique perspective and long-term commitment. Their products typically have higher rated specifications than competitive products so many of the second-source alternatives that ACAL will be sampling can provide an additional edge on system performance whilst remaining competitively priced.” added Farquharson.

GSI SRAMs are available across a range of technologies: from Synch Burst and No Bus Turnaround (NBT™) SRAM with densities up to 144Mb, and speeds up to 333MHz, to SigmaQuad™, SigmaDDR™, and speciality late-write SigmaRAM™, including the soon to be released 144Mb, the largest density in the industry. Also available soon are the industries first implementation of SigmaQuad™/DDR-IIIe devices, with data rates up to 1.4GHz. High-speed asynchronous SRAMs cover a density range of 256kB to 8Mb. Typical applications for high-speed SRAM include telecoms, military COTS, industrial, test and measurement, automotive and medical equipment.

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