Samsung unveils industry's fastest LPDDR5X DRAM at 8.5 Gbps
Roughly four years after introducing the industry's first 8 Gb LPDDR5 solution, Samsung is back with a new achievement in the field. This time, it's all about speed: the industry's fastest LPDDR5X DRAM solution by Samsung has been clocked at 8.5 Gbps and received its validation to be used on Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platforms.
According to Samsung, the 7.5 Gbps achieved in March was pushed to a new record by optimizing a high-speed signal environment between the application processor and memory. This new record comes after Samsung's long stream of successes in the memory market, which includes the following milestones: 1.8 Gbps LPDDR3, 3.7 Gbps LPDDR4, 4.2 Gbps LPDDR4X, and 6.4 Gbps LPDDR5.
Regarding the 8.5 Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM solution unveiled today, both Samsung and Qualcomm Technologies seem to have plans to use it for improving their existing portfolio of products. However, there is no detailed information to mention yet. Ziad Asghar, Qualcomm's Vice President of Product Management: "We’re the first in the mobile industry to enable the latest LPDDR5X at 8.5Gbps on Snapdragon mobile platforms, which will enhance user experiences with new features and improved performance for mobile, gaming, camera and AI applications."
LPDDR memory is currently used in many applications, such as computers and smartphones, modern vehicles, data centers, edge servers, as well as various smart home and IoT solutions.