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NVIDIA is hiring eDRAM engineers for possible upcoming PSP-sucessor GPU

NVIDIA is currently recruiting senior eDRAM design engineers. The new job is for a full-time position at NVIDIA’s Santa Clara, California offices. There is no mention what projects the senior eDRAM design engineers will work on, however, the job responsibilities include:
  • Transistor level circuit design for Graphics processors and other ASICs targeted at desktop, laptop, workstation, set-top box, wireless and home networking markets.
  • Participating in circuit design of eDRAM macros.
  • Circuit simulations, layout extractions, timing characterizations and timing file generations.
  • Layout floor planning and layout supervisions.
  • Circuit level logical function and transistor level verifications.
NVIDIA does not have any products that integrate eDRAM now, however, Beyond3D forum members believe the job posting is for an upcoming GPU for Sony’s PSP successor. This makes sense as the Sony PS2 and PSP GPU feature eDRAM.  Although NVIDIA is a likely candidate as the GPU designer for Sony’s PSP successor, neither companies have made any announcements.

Other gaming consoles that take advantage of eDRAM include Nintendo’s Gamecube, Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360; however, all three consoles feature AMD ATI designed graphics processors. On the eDRAM side of things, IBM recently unveiled the fastest eDRAM technology yet.


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yum
By fxnick on 2/19/2007 8:51:31 PM , Rating: 2
good its about time for some edram 8800s ;)




RE: yum
By ADDAvenger on 2/19/07, Rating: -1
RE: yum
By SunLord on 2/19/2007 9:48:25 PM , Rating: 3
eDRAM is usually better then normal ram as it runs fast and is right on the chip so the latency is very low. The problem is the size of the eDRAM you can have on a chip. Though it only practical as a buffer/cache. The XBOX360 uses eDRAM in the ATI graphics card.


RE: yum
By jimmy43 on 2/20/2007 2:04:44 AM , Rating: 3
That has to do with the jpeg code block compression your phone is using.


1
By brightstar on 2/19/2007 9:23:15 PM , Rating: 4
How about recruiting some software engineers:(




PSP 2?
By 457R4LDR34DKN07 on 2/19/2007 9:13:03 PM , Rating: 1
Sounds pretty presumptious to me. I think that edram integration will probably be used in thier nforce motherboards northbride/southbridge MCPs & GPUs. The PSP sucessor is far off the map... this is the first i heard of one. It just came out barely 2 years ago for crissakes.




RE: PSP 2?
By nerdye on 2/20/2007 11:06:07 PM , Rating: 2
I agree, the psp successor seems quite a bit far off. eDRAM has interested me quite a bit after microsoft leaked their (biased and non entirely real world performance statistics) of the transfer rate of their xbox 360 gpu and system memory as being entirely superior to the equivalent transfer rates of the ps3 hardware (which of course uses traditional on board memory for their gpu and does not need such a radical transfer speed of the eDRAM equipped 360). This has made me want eDRAM in my pc system to a degree or at least curious. Build it Nvidia, we need more changes to the pc graphical architecture than the distant promise of DX10.


What
By scrapsma54 on 2/19/07, Rating: 0
"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone

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