Samsung Electronics realized the industry’s highest operating speed of 8.5Gbps with the latest LPDDR5X DRAM.
※ LPDDR5X: Low Power Double Data Rate 5X
※ Gbps: Gigabit per second (data in gigabit units transmitted per second)
Samsung Electronics verified the operating speed of the 14-nano-based LPDDR5X DRAM 8GB package with EUV (extreme ultraviolet) technology on the latest Qualcomm platform.
After 5 months of verifying 7.5 Gbps in cooperation with Qualcomm in March, 8.5 Gbps has been implemented, and the scope of LPDDR5X DRAM can be expanded to various applications as well as mobile.
‘LPDDR DRAM’ with its ‘low power’ and ‘high performance’ strengths is rapidly growing beyond the mobile market into various fields such as servers, high-performance computing (HPC), and automotive. The market is expected to expand further with the use of buses (Metaverse).
Recently, in the PC market, memory with small package size and high performance and low power is required, so the adoption of LPDDR DRAM is increasing. The total cost of ownership (TCO) can be reduced by reducing the amount of power and energy used.
Also, in the field of electric field, as fast processing of large-capacity data collected through sensors becomes important, LPDDR DRAM is attracting attention.
The 8.5Gbps operation speed of Samsung Electronics’ LPDDR5X DRAM is 1.3 times faster than the 6.4Gbps operation speed of the previous-generation LPDDR5.
Samsung Electronics applied ‘high-speed input/output signal improvement design’, a core circuit design technology that minimizes the noise effect of communication signals between memory and mobile AP, to the LPDDR5X DRAM.
“Samsung Electronics has been able to realize the industry’s highest operating speed of LPDDR5X DRAM and accelerate the popularization of high-speed interfaces by more than a year through cooperation with Qualcomm,” said Lee Dong-gi, vice president of Product Planning Team, Samsung Electronics’ Memory Division. We will actively expand the ultra-high-speed memory market along with technological cooperation between memory and mobile APs, such as strengthening technical cooperation related to the next-generation memory standard with Samsung Electronics.”
“We are committed to being at the forefront of enabling and adopting the latest memory performance on the Snapdragon mobile platform,” said Ziad Asghar, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies. 8.5 Gbps will enhance the user experience with new features and improved performance for mobile, gaming, camera, and AI applications.”
Samsung Electronics plans to collaborate with various companies to develop new markets for next-generation low-power DRAMs and further expand the ecosystem.