THE INTELLIGENT MEMORY COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

Ziptilion™ offers real-time compression that doubles memory capacity and memory bandwidth

Increased capacity

Our compression algorithms and memory management approach typically offer a 2-3x memory expansion, depending on application and data.

Increased effective memory bandwidth

A significant benefit of memory compression is the potential to reduce average memory access time since compressed memory data often will contain multiple cache lines when retrieved from memory. 

Non-invasive to operating system

The memory management software is designed to be compatible with common Linux distributions and to work transparently. Without need for modifications to operating system or applications.

Our technology

ZeroPoint Technologies is offering a patented memory compression technology for high performance System on a Chip (SoC) processor subsystems. The technology effectively doubles the memory capacity and memory bandwidth. Our IP-block is placed on the memory access path and is transparent to the operating system and applications.

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Novel patented data compression technology

Ziptilion™ is a patented compression/decompression technology based on 15 years of research. It’s a silicon memory compression IP block, integrated on the System on a Chip (SoC) and a SW device driver. The solution achieve a high degree of compression due to  the low information entropy in computer memory.

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Intelligent memory management system

The memory management software is designed to be compatible with common Linux distributions. The memory management is designed to work transparently to the user, without need for modifications to operating system or applications.

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Easily integrated in System on a Chip (SoC) processor subsystems

ZeroPoint has put extensive effort into making the Ziptilion™ block easy to integrate with existing industry standard on-chip-bus-protocols. Our IP-block is placed on the memory access path, compatible with standard DRAM-controller interface.

Customer projects

Our Ziptilion™ technology is a general compression and memory expansion solution that add value to all high-performance, memory challenging applications. The effect is increased system performance and/or reduced cost of components. It is also well documented that a system based on Ziptilion™ will have a better performance over power ratio. We recognize that these characteristics are found in most industry segments and products. Below are a few of the customer projects that ZeroPoint Technologies AB have engaged in with the Ziptilion™ technology.

Smartphone devices

With limited memory capacity due to form-factor constraints, and/or limited memory bandwidth due to media streaming and memory pressure from many peripheral devices on the System on a Chip (SoC). Ziptilion™ technology has proven to add significant value to Smartphone platforms.

Embedded systems

Control and computation systems with well-defined data and where memory bandwidth and capacity are known bottlenecks. Cellular base station and infrastructure networking equipment are typical examples where Ziptilion™ technology has proven to add significant value.

Servers

Servers with extensive memory configurations that experience a working memory space and/or bandwidth challenge. Or an opportunity to offer significant DRAM cost reductions. Both opportunities are valid for the server-oriented product families when applying the Ziptilion™ technology.

ABOUT US

We offer real-time memory compression that doubles memory capacity and bandwidth

ZeroPoint Technologies AB was incorporated in 2015 as a spinout from Chalmers University of Technology.
The Intellectual Property Portfolio related to computer memory management was then acquired from the founders and transferred into the new startup.

The technology and ideas behind ZeroPoint come from Professor Per Stenström’s research group, which is internationally recognized for research excellence within high-performance computing.

Since its creation, ZeroPoint has attracted skilled people from academia, industry, finance and the startup community and raised its first round of Venture Capital in 2016. The headquarter is in Göteborg, Sweden.

ZeroPoint Technologies AB has been appointed ONE OF THE HOTTEST STARTUPS IN SWEDEN 2019!

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Frequently asked questions

Why do you state “Zero Point effectively increases memory bandwidth and capacity with 200%” ?

We have in our research made sure to evaluate our technology on a wide range of applications and sets of data. Based on industry use cases (see SPEC 2017) we typically see a compression ratio (CR%) of 50%, which means that the original memory footprint will only occupy 50% of the original space.

Based on this compression ratio there will obviously be significantly less data transferred from the DRAM controller to the DRAM memory. Depending on the application and nature of the data we have seen up to 50% less traffic over the DRAM interface due to the compression ratio (CR%) achieved.

Does the Ziptilion™ technology work for any customer and application ?

The Ziptilion™ technology add significant value to any customer making their own ASIC or FPGA SoC (System on a Chip). A SoC is a System based on one or more CPUs, a memory subsystem and a set of accelerators and most likely proprietary logic blocks depending on the nature of the customer and application the SoC is targeting.

The Ziptilion™ technology is based on two parts, one HW IP block that is placed on the ASIC or FPGA silicon, and one Device driver SW that is put on the host CPU.

How big is the Ziptilion™ IP block ?

Depending on the application, architecture and technology the figures will be quite different. However, for reference we have made a comparison that we are happy to share. Just get in touch with the team with your inquiry.

What is the maximum throughput of the Ziptilion™ technology ?

The maximum throughput of the Ziptilion™ technology is depending on a combination of design, process node, cell libraries and bus architecture.
As an example we have an implementation of the Ziptilion™ technology today in a 28nm TSMC process, and the AXI bus is running at 800MHz, which result in a 32 GB/s throughput.

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