Virtium Introduces Small Form-Factor DDR4 Memory Modules

By Rich Nass

Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

May 06, 2021


Virtium Introduces Small Form-Factor DDR4 Memory Modules
Image Courtesy of Virtium

Virtium, a provider of industrial solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions, recently introduced a series of high-speed, small-form-factor memory modules.

The line includes 32-Gbyte ultra-low-profile (ULP) DDR4 modules that, according to the company, represent the first of that capacity in Mini-UDIMM, Mini-RDIMM, and SO-UDIMM form factors, as well as the first 64-Gyte ULP RDIMM module. All the modules can be operated in the industrial temperature range, -40°C to 85°C.

The memory modules provide space-constrained and airflow-restricted industrial-embedded designs with the high capacity, performance, and reliability in small form factors. Applications that require such features are commonly found in industrial/embedded computing, network communications, industrial automation, transportation, medical, and defense.

The modules’ ruggedization options include conformal coating, BGA underfill, and thicker connections that mitigate the effects of harsh environments, such as shock, vibration, and humidity. Industrial reliability is verified through 100% Test During Burn-In (TDBI) screening. The modules are sampling now.

Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times,, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

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