South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced a new memory technology in the form of Low Power Double Data Rate 5X or LPDDR5X DRAM designed to drive further growth throughout the high-speed data service applications including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and the metaverse.
It will offer data processing speeds of up to 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps), which are over 1.3 times faster than LPDDR5’s 6.4Gbps. In addition, the 16Gb LPDDR5X chip will enable up to 64 gigabytes (GB) per memory package, accommodating increasing demand for higher-capacity mobile DRAM worldwide.
The LPDDR5X is a next-generation mobile DRAM designed to boost speed, capacity and power savings for future 5G applications. The LPDDR5X is a next-generation mobile DRAM designed to boost speed, capacity and power savings for future 5G applications. In 2018, Samsung delivered the industry’s first 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM and now, the company is moving beyond mobile markets with the first 16Gb LPDDR5X DRAM.
“Our LPDDR5X will broaden the use of high-performance, low-power memory beyond smartphones and bring new capabilities to AI-based edge applications like servers and even automobiles,” Sang Joon Hwang, Senior Vice President and Head of the DRAM Design Team at Samsung Electronics said in a statement.