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Stub Series Terminated Logic (SSTL) is a group of electrical standards for driving transmission lines commonly used with DRAM based DDR memory IC's and memory modules. SSTL is primarily designed for driving the DDR (double-data-rate) SDRAM modules used in computer memory; however, it is also used in other applications, notably some PCI Express PHYs and other high-speed devices.[1]

Four voltage levels for SSTL are defined:

  • SSTL_3, 3.3 V, defined in EIA/JESD8-8 1996
  • SSTL_2, 2.5 V, defined in EIA/JESD8-9B 2002 used in DDR among other things.
  • SSTL_18, 1.8 V, defined in EIA/JESD8-15A, used in DDR2 among other things.
  • SSTL_15, 1.5 V, Used in DDR3 among other things.

SSTL_3 uses a reference of .45*VDDQ(1.5V). SSTL_2 and SSTL_18 reference a voltage that is exactly VDDQ/2(1.25V and .9V respectively).[2]

SSTL_3 and SSTL_2 support two termination classes (50 ohm or 25 ohm load). SSTL_18 only supports one (25 ohm load).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Jaci Chang Design Considerations for the DDR3 Memory Sub-system. Jedex, 2004, p. 4.
  2. ^ Tom Granberg Handbook of Digital Techniques for High-Speed Digital Design. Pearson Education, 2004, p. 160-161.

External linksEdit

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