mpc5200 and ddr

Andrew Dennison andrew.dennison at
Thu Aug 26 10:55:41 EST 2004

> Andrey Volkov wrote:
> Hello Sylvain,
> Wednesday, August 25, 2004, 8:35:25 PM, you wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Sorry I don't have informations, but I'm interested too ;)
> > I guess you just "connect" them, but I wonder about
> terminations ? ( or
> > maybe keeping short trace is ok ? ).
> Certainly - termination, time diagrams, restrictions (especially
> capacitors length and likewise) etc. As I wrote before
> datasheet very foggy and miserly, but may be David or
> somebody from freescale
> enlighten me, if so, then I send info to ml.

Hello Andrey, Sylvain,

Micron have a tech note (TN4606) on DDR termination for point-to-point
systems. Have a look at this if you are working on a design with DDR chips
on the PCB. It appears that series termination is sufficient with short
(<50mm) track lengths. However DDR timing requires some careful attention
to layout (impedence control and track length matching) so all the
information I have found on DDR is always qualified by "simulate your

My local Freescale FAE was able to supply some additional information so
maybe you can ask yours?


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