THE Samsung announced this Tuesday (18) that it is developing memories of the LPDDR5X type with 8.5 Gb/s. The results surpass the speed of 7.5 Gb/s achieved in March. The South Korean company also reported that its memory has been validated for use in Snapdragon platforms for mobile.
LPDDR5 memories have been used in premium smartphones for some time, but not at such high speeds — and its evolution has the advantage of requiring fewer changes to the phone’s internal architecture.
Technology will have application beyond cell phones
As much as Snapdragon’s validation for mobile platforms reinforces applicability for smartphones, achieving these speeds will also be useful in other services.
Due to its low energy consumption, the evolutions in the speed of the LPDDR5X technology make it more and more a priority for services that demand high processing, from data centers to your home computer — and yes, metaverse too.
In use in data centers, LPDDR5X enterprise memories reduce enterprise energy costs, also leading to a lower environmental impact.
Another application of LPDDR5X memory will be in self-driving cars. As they produce a lot of data during their operation, these vehicles need high bandwidth, one of the characteristics present in RAM of this type. By opting for LPDDR5X, cars process data faster.
“The validation of the LPDDR5X at 8.5Gb/s has allowed us to accelerate the availability of this ultra-fast memory interface by over a year,” said Daniel Lee, Executive Vice President of Samsung’s Memory Division. In the announcement published on the manufacturer’s website, Lee also reinforced that LPDDR memories will be used in products outside the smartphone segment.
Ziad Asghar, vice president of product management at Qualcomm, celebrated the validation of speed on the Snapdragon platform. “We are the first in the mobile industry to validate 8.5Gb/s LPDDR5X memory on Snapdragon platforms, which improves user experience in new tools and improves performance for smartphones, games, camera and AI applications,” said Asghar.
LPDDR5X memory should be available to consumers in 2023. It remains to be seen whether until its release we will see a growth in speed.
With information: Samsung