AMD Announces Program with CMTL To Test And Certify DDR Memory Modules
--AMD and CMTL introduced a DDR compatibility program that will certify DDR memory modules --
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD today announced that CMTL (Computer Memory Test Labs) will test and certify Double Data Rate (DDR) memory modules for compatibility on AMD processor-supported PC platforms. Certification is designed to help enable the widespread availability of cost-effective and reliable DDR modules to customers worldwide. CMTL, an industry standard for memory module compatibility testing, performs a battery of tests to ensure compatible and reliable operation among combinations of memory modules from different manufacturers. CMTL has developed a memory module compatibility certification program to evaluate DDR memory performance.
"CMTL's certification program is designed to ensure that DDR memory module manufacturers meet specific quality, design, and testing requirements so that DDR memory functions properly on AMD processor-supported platforms," said John Deters, president of CMTL. "The qualified memory module list will be posted on both CMTL's and AMD's Web sites in a format to allow customers to get consistent, reliable and quality DDR memory modules".
"As the industry's largest and totally independent test lab, CMTL is an ideal choice for compatibility testing of DDR modules and motherboards based on the AMD--760™ chipset," said Rex Meek, Director of Hardware Infrastructure Enablement Group for AMD. "This program is an extension to the successful one previously announced by AMD and SMART Modular which focuses on the evaluation of DDR devices and DIMMs from major DRAM based suppliers on the AMD--760™ chipset. The CMTL program will now extend similar testing to DDR module manufacturers. With DDR market momentum continuing to be strong, we feel CMTL will play an important role in evaluating DDR compatibility and reliability as both processor and memory performance increases."
The program is designed to allow customers of systems using AMD and other chipsets to buy memory modules tested and certified on AMD Athlon™ and Duron™ processor-supported platforms. Specifically, each manufacturer of DDR memory who requests certification is required to submit at least three module capacities to be advanced tested on all motherboards in the CMTL testing program. For more information on the CMTL-AMD testing program, please go to http://www.amd.com/devconn/teamddr.html.
Established in 1996, CMTL (Computer Memory Test Labs) is a recognized leader for independent memory module/motherboard compatibility testing in the computer industry. CMTL performs over 1,500 memory module compatibility tests annual for module manufacturers worldwide. For more information on CMTL go to www.cmtlabs.com.