Micron Technology, Inc., Expands Networking Memory Portfolio With Ternary Content Addressable Memory


Micron brings 2 megabit Harmony device to market

Boise, Idaho, January 7, 2003- Micron Technology, Inc., today announced availability of a 2 megabit (Mb) HarmonyTM ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) device in 66 MHz, 83 MHz and 100 MHz speed grades. Micron's Harmony 2Mb device is a high-performance, pipelined, synchronous 16K x 136 content addressable memory (CAM). The 2Mb 66 MHz Harmony device recently qualified, allowing Micron to move forward with volume production. In addition, engineering samples of the 2Mb 83 MHz and 100 MHz Harmony devices are currently available with production expected in the second calendar quarter of 2003.

The Harmony device allows the use of multiple search tables within the same device. It simultaneously compares data against an entire pre-stored array of addresses, providing a performance advantage by reducing search times by an order-of-magnitude over typical binary or tree-based search algorithms.

Micron is focused on providing cost-effective, high-speed TCAM solutions to the networking and communications markets, specifically targeting applications requiring highly intensive search operations. As a second source for TCAMs, the Harmony device is plug-and-play compatible to Cypress' (CYNSE70064) part. These devices are available in a 272-pin BGA package with 1.8 core and 3.3 I/O voltages. Micron also currently plans to sample a 1Mb Harmony device later this year.

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