Samsung announced that it is developing LPDDR5X as a natural evolution of LPDDR5, and today the company announced that it has completed certification of its DRAM chips.
The new memory reaches speeds of 8.5 Gbps, which is the industry’s fastest speed for DRAM. It comfortably surpassed the peak speed of 7.5 Gbps achieved in March.
LPDDR5X technology is not new on the market, even several sets of smartphones have taken the stage, but the new memory allows to achieve higher speeds even with a small internal redesign.
LPDDR5X’s low power consumption and high performance levels make it suitable for applications beyond smartphones – PCs, servers and automobiles, Samsung said.
Daniel Lee, EVP of Samsung’s memory product planning group, said the joint effort with Qualcomm on the development of 8.5 Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM allowed the company to accelerate market availability by more than a year.
Ziad Asghar, VP of product management at Qualcomm, added that the San Diego company is the first in the mobile industry to support the new fast memory on its chipsets.