Faster memory with Less Power – Micron delivers its first LPDDR5 chips for smartphones

Faster memory and Less Power - Micron delivers its first LPDDR5 chips for smartphones

Faster memory and Less Power – Micron delivers its first LPDDR5 chips for smartphones

Micron has delivered the “world’s first mass-produced, low-power DDR5 DRAM chip”, enabling the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi to create its upcoming Mi 10 smartphone. 

Micron’s LPDDR5 delivers increased memory performance while consuming less power, making its LPDDR5 memory ideal for mobile applications. In time, LPDDR5 memory will be used in smartphones, tablets and laptops, as well as on-demand AI devices and autonomous vehicles.  

With its LPDDR5 memory modules, Micron promises speeds of 6,400Mbps, which represents a 50% boost over the company’s 4,266Mbps LPDDR4X memory. Better still is the fact that Micron can do this while reducing power consumption by 20%. 

As 5G networking becomes more mainstream, Micron believes that its LPDDR5 memory can help increase data transmission speeds by eliminating potential memory bottlenecks on the 5G devices. Micron also believes that these performance levels will also help emerging technologies like self-driving vehicles by providing the memory bandwidth they need to support real-time data processing capabilities that these systems require. 

Micron’s LPDDR5 memory chips will be available in GB, 8GB and 12GB forms with data rates of 5.5Gbps and 6.4Gbps. In mid-2020, these chips will be delivered in UFS-based multi-chip modules (uMCP5) for use with mid-high-end smartphones.  

Faster memory and Less Power - Micron delivers its first LPDDR5 chips for smartphones  

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