External Memory Interface Handbook Volume 3: Reference Material

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Date 7/24/2019
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6.8. DDR PHY

The DDR PHY connects the memory controller and external memory devices in the speed critical command path.

The DDR PHY implements the following functions:

  • Calibration—the DDR PHY supports the JEDEC-specified steps to synchronize the memory timing between the controller and the SDRAM chips. The calibration algorithm is implemented in software.
  • Memory device initialization—the DDR PHY performs the mode register write operations to initialize the devices. The DDR PHY handles re-initialization after a deep power down.
  • Single-data-rate to double-data-rate conversion.

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