Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has confirmed Samsung’s 14-nanometer (nm) based 16-gigabit (Gb) Low Power Double Data Rate 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM for usage on Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon® mobile platforms, according to Samsung.
Since launching the industry’s first 14nm-based LPDDR5X DRAM last November, Samsung has worked closely with Qualcomm Technologies to optimize its 7.5 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) LPDDR5X for use with Snapdragon mobile platforms. Samsung’s LPDDR5X is expected to boost the performance of ultra-high-resolution video recording as well as AI features like voice recognition, image recognition, and natural language processing in next-generation smartphones, with a speed of about 1.2 times faster than the 6.4Gbps LPDDR5 used in today’s premium smartphones. Furthermore, LPDDR5X power consumption may be decreased by roughly 20% by using innovative circuit designs and dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS).
“Our expertise in DRAM technology is demonstrated by the successful certification of our LPDDR5X solution for Qualcomm Technologies‘ Snapdragon mobile platforms,” stated Jinman Han, Corporate Executive Vice President and Head of Memory Global Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We anticipate that this high-performance, low-power memory will find applications outside of smartphones, such as in data centres, PCs, and automobiles, allowing more devices and systems to operate more effectively.”
“In enabling and implementing the most modern LPDDR DRAM standards, Qualcomm Technologies is an industry leader.” Across Qualcomm Technologies’ product lines, we’ve been using our newest AI Engine. enabling LPDDR5X on Snapdragon platforms will enhance user experiences with new features and improved performance for gaming, camera, and applications,” said Ziad Asghar, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Samsung will continue to develop low-power DRAM products that give improved performance and even larger capacities in support of an expanding array of next-generation systems to better meet the rising demand for premium DRAM solutions.
Samsung’s LPDDR5X DRAM, which has a 1.2x processing speed and consumes 20% less power, will improve the performance of ultra-high-resolution video recording and AI capabilities in next-generation flagships.
Beyond mobile applications, the LPDDR5X solution will expand the usage of high-performance, low-power memory to automobiles and data centres.