Rambus claims new technology boosts device computing power

Memory chip company Rambus said it has developed a technology that significantly boosts the computing power of mobile devices. The company's technology is designed to allow a microprocessor in a wireless device to grab data at very high speeds from memory chips while extending the device's battery life.

Rambus claims its technology is five times faster than the most advanced technologies available today and 16 times faster than the connections in the chips typically used in mobile phones. It advancement would allow mobile devices to match the performance of high-end computers such as those running high-definition video or playing advanced games.

The new technology, called MMI, for mobile memory initiative, is designed to deliver 4.3 gigabits of data per second on a single connection between chips. Most memory chips used in mobile phones have links that send 266 megabits of data per second, but some high-end chips have connections that send 800 megabits per second, the company said.

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