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Renesas - DDR5 I3C bus extension and SPD hub devices qualified for partner firmware

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Post Date: 2021-06-18, Renesas Electronics America

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced that AMI has certified the Renesas I3C bus extension product for its MegaRAC SP-X remote management firmware. Including I3C equipment on its approved supplier list provides an easy migration path for customers to migrate their DDR5 platforms and circuit boards from I2C or other traditional extension specifications to the new high-speed I3C specifications.

IMX3102 2:1 bus multiplexer, IMX3112 1:2 bus extender and DDR5 SPD hub SPD5118 devices provide engineers with maximum design flexibility. They use I3C Basic as a system management bus for mixed applications of control plane design , Including data center and server applications, factory automation, enterprise and communications equipment. These devices are excellent when there may be multiple masters, a large number of endpoint devices, and long traces-all of which affect bus complexity and signal integrity.

The company's expanded I3C product portfolio ecosystem enables software and hardware customers to confidently design in its IMX and SPD products. The I3C product portfolio has previously been recognized by hardware, baseboard management controllers, and other silicon-on-chip partners.

"Industry transformation, such as the migration of control plane design to faster and more powerful I3C standards, requires extensive ecosystem support at the hardware and software levels to succeed," said Rami Sethi, vice president and general manager of the data center business unit. Renesas. "Cooperating with industry-leading software vendors such as AMI has always been Renesas’ top priority to provide the excellent'out of the box' experience that our customers and ecosystem partners expect us to provide.

"The next-generation I3C interface meets industry needs driven by the rapid growth of data centers and the increasing demand for secure infrastructure and more efficient hardware in industrial, automotive, and telecommunications systems. AMI is proud to be used in its MegaRAC SP-X remote management firmware These latest DDR5 I3C bus expansion and SPD hub devices from Renesas Electronics," said Kelly Bryant, Chief Product Officer of AMI. "AMI has an extensive, industry-leading boot and manageability firmware ecosystem that supports many components. Over the years, top manufacturers such as Renesas Electronics have seen the value of validating their products for our firmware solutions. Benefit from Our strong partnership with Renesas Electronics, and our verification of its latest and leading I3C extensions and SPD products will allow us to provide improved firmware and software solutions, and expand our support for mutual customers."

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