AgigA Tech Introduces New Family of PowerGEM® Energy Modules for NVDIMM Backup Power

Amber/Amber4X Incorporate Latest in Hybrid Supercapacitor Technology to Enable Small Form Factor Modules with Multiple NVDIMM Support

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--()--AgigA Tech, Inc., a leading provider of high-speed, high-density, battery-free non-volatile memory solutions and a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., today announced the availability of its new family of PowerGEM® Green Energy Modules. The Amber/Amber4X product family incorporates the latest in hybrid supercapacitor technology to enable small form factor modules that can support backup power for a single Non-Volatile DIMM (NVDIMM) or multiple NVDIMMs.

The Amber modules have been designed to support both AgigA Tech AGIGARAM® and OEM partner NVDIMM-N solutions designed around JEDEC specifications. In addition, AgigA has developed a simple management and control interface that can enable a central power mode option. In this mode, a host server system can provide 12V power to the DIMM sockets directly during a power loss event, much like a micro-UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). This eliminates the need for any external cable connections from the NVDIMM modules to the PowerGEM.

“As NVDIMM capacity increases and use cases for persistent memory become more prevalent, there is a clear need for smaller form factor energy solutions to provide backup power to ensure critical data does not get lost,” said Ron Sartore, president and CEO of AgigA Tech. “Our new Amber PowerGEM modules provide this smaller form factor, along with the ability to support multiple NVDIMMs in a single module, which lowers the total solution cost for the system.”

The Amber PowerGEM supports up to a single 32GB NVDIMM-N module, while Amber4X can support up to 4x 16GB or 3x 32GB NVDIMM-N modules. The patent-pending design is offered in multiple form factors, including a 2.5” drive and half-height half-length (HHHL) PCIe card. The new PowerGEMs are fully certified to industry standard safety regulations, including UL 60950-1 (Underwriters Laboratories), CSA C22.2 No. 60950-01-07 (CSA International), and CB Certification to IEC 60950-01 and/or EN 609050-1. These certifications include Energy Hazard Testing, and are a critical step in ensuring a safe and reliable product when deployed into production. AgigA Tech has spent more than a decade running reliability testing on supercapacitor (or supercap) technology from multiple vendors. Only the supercaps that have passed this rigorous testing have been qualified for use in AgigA’s PowerGEM products. AgigA has shipped more than 1 million supercaps to the field to date, without a single return due to a failed cell. The company has extended this test methodology to the newer hybrid supercap cells, and with more than 2 years of testing, has now qualified the cells for production. AgigA PowerGEM modules are designed to operate up to 5 years at 55°C without the need for maintenance or replacement, and unlike battery solutions, they can be shipped and disposed of without restrictions.

Production samples of the Amber/Amber4X PowerGEM family are now available. Below are the various options currently being offered by AgigA Tech:

Family Name   Part Number   Form Factor   NVDIMM-N Support
Amber   AGIGA9822-001JCA   65mm x 68mm   Up to 1x 32GB
Amber4X   AGIGA9823-003JCA   65mm x 68mm   Up to 4x 16GB

or 3x 32GB

Amber4Xd   AGIGA9823-102JCA   2.5” drive   Up to 2x 32GB
Amber4Xc   AGIGA9824-003JCA   65mm x 68mm   Up to 4x 16GB

or 3x 32GB (central power mode)

Amber4Xe   AGIGA9824-103JCA/JCB   HHHL PCIe card   Up to 4x 16GB

or 3x 32GB

For any product inquiries, please contact info@agigatech.com.

See A Live Demonstration at the Persistent Memory Summit on January 24, 2018

AgigA Tech will be a Demo Sponsor at the upcoming Persistent Memory Summit on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 being held at the Westin San Jose. AgigA will be showcasing the new PowerGEM family during the conference, as well as the latest in NVDIMM-N solutions.

About AgigA Tech AGIGARAM NVIDMMs

The NVDIMM-N standard defined by JEDEC offers a new class of non-volatile memory developed to meet the need for higher-performance persistent memory for enterprise-class storage and server applications, providing the low latency and nearly infinite endurance of DRAM, along with the non-volatility of Flash. Enterprise and data center applications were previously constrained by the higher latency of existing storage solutions such as SSDs, but they are now able to remove a significant system bottleneck with the deployment of NVDIMM-N solutions in their storage hierarchy. With the recent introduction of the JEDEC specifications, NVDIMM-N hardware and software integration just became much easier.

About AgigA Tech, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, AgigA Tech is a leading developer of high-speed, high-density, battery-free non-volatile memory solutions, and an early pioneer in the development of NVDIMM technology. The company's flagship AGIGARAM product family represents a new class of non-volatile memory created to address the fundamental need for higher-density, higher-performance memory in enterprise-class applications. AGIGARAM integrates NAND Flash, DRAM and an ultracapacitor power source into an innovative, highly-reliable non-volatile memory subsystem that can deliver unlimited read/write performance at the fastest DRAM speeds, while also safely backing up all data when power is interrupted. AgigA Tech is a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The company’s products are available worldwide through the Cypress sales force and its distributor partners. More information on the company is available at www.agigatech.com.

About Cypress

Cypress is the leader in advanced embedded system solutions for the world's most innovative automotive, industrial, smart home appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. Cypress' microcontrollers, analog ICs, wireless and USB-based connectivity solutions and reliable, high-performance memories help engineers design differentiated products and get them to market first. Cypress is committed to providing customers with the best support and development resources on the planet enabling them to disrupt markets by creating new product categories in record time. To learn more, go to www.cypress.com.

AGIGA, AGIGARAM and PowerGEM are registered trademarks of AgigA Tech, Inc. Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts

Cypress PR
Samer Bahou, 408-232-4552
samer.bahou@cypress.com

Release Summary

AgigA Tech introduced a new energy module family with hybrid supercapacitor technology that can support backup power for multiple Non-Volatile DIMMs.

Contacts

Cypress PR
Samer Bahou, 408-232-4552
samer.bahou@cypress.com