New low-power DRAM by Samsung validated for use with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platforms

Samsung has announced that Qualcomm Technologies has validated its 14-nanometer based 16-gigabit Low Power Double Data Rate 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM for use on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platforms.

Featuring approximately 1.2 times the processing speed and 20% less power consumption than comparative models, Samsung says its LPDDR5X DRAM will boost the performance of ultra-high-res video recording and AI features in next-generation flagships.

They say the LPDDR5X solution will extend the use of high-performance, low-power memory beyond conventional mobile applications to automotive and data centres.

Since developing the industry’s first 14nm-based LPDDR5X DRAM last November, Samsung said it has worked closely with Qualcomm Technologies to optimise its 7.5 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) LPDDR5X for use with Snapdragon mobile platforms.

Furthermore, by adopting advanced circuit designs as well as dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS), LPDDR5X power consumption can, says the manufacturer, be reduced by approximately 20%.

Jinman Han, corporate executive vice president and head of Memory Global Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics commented: “The successful validation of our LPDDR5X solution for Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon mobile platforms is a testament to our leadership in DRAM technology.”

“We expect applications for this high-performance, low-power memory to extend beyond smartphones into data center, PC and automotive, enabling more devices and systems to run with greater efficiency.”

“Qualcomm Technologies is an industry leader in enabling and adopting the latest LPDDR DRAM specifications. Enablement of LPDDR5X on Snapdragon platforms will enhance user experiences with new features and improved performance for gaming, camera, and applications using our latest AI Engine across various Qualcomm Technologies’ product lines,” said Ziad Asghar, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Samsung added in a statement that to better accommodate the increasing demand for premium DRAM solutions, it will continually pursue the development of low-power DRAM products that deliver greater performance and even higher capacities in support of a growing array of next-generation systems.

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