All systems have memory. Join this course to completely understand memory interface design, how to make a great layout, how to optimize the performance, and how to troubleshoot it. Significant performance benefits are possible when you master the details of memory interface design.
With every new generation of DDR margins are getting smaller and the requirements are harder to meet. The memory interface is more and more a „Black Box“. You need to understand this to get the most out of it.
This course will bring you back in control with a full understanding of everything that goes on in the memory interface. The what, why, and how of memory design. We also include practical measurements and how to qualify a memory design using a modern oscilloscope and what to watch out for when using built-in wizards and design guides.
Based on feedback from previous participants, we have expanded the course to run a full 3 days to fully cover the subject.
Get on the email list and we will let you know when the next course is being scheduled.
The last one we organized was Feb 5-6, 2020 in Copenhagen.
We are planning another one near Stockholm in the spring of 2020. Let us know if you are interested in this.
Course content (memory interface)
- Inside the memory: What‘s inside the components?
- Basic commands: How to access the DDR memory?
- ECC: How does it work and how to test it?
- Application Test for Memory
- Understanding DIMM’s
- Routing and Layout: Real-world implementation
- DDR3 and DDR4: The most important differences
- DDR5 outlook
- Signal Integrity: How to simulate signals?
- Power Integrity: Can the components be supplied with sufficient current?
- S-Parameter: How to read data in the frequency domain?
- Compliance Testing and what to watch out for
The course language is English. Hermann will take questions and off-line discussions in German as well.
Why take a course on memory interface design?
For all systems, the memory interface design is one of the key elements to get right. This is often the highest density routing on the board. And also the most complex interface.
What is included
- Three days of expert training
- Very comprehensive material in PDF format
- Coffee/tea/water + fruit, pastries, and a full lunch
- Signed course certificate
- A limit of 20 participants
Hermann Ruckerbauer is a consultant and owner of EyeKnowHow. Before founding EyeKnowHow, Hermann worked with dynamic memory design and memory interface design at Qimonda AG, Infineon Technologies and Siemens/Infineon for many years and sat at the JEDEC committee for dynamic memory standards.Indicate Interest
The Feb 5+6, 2020 course was organized together with Rohde & Schwarz. This makes it possible for us to do live demos using the latest and greatest equipment. We do not allow partners to otherwise influence the course content.