This Samsung Chip is Specially Built for 5G Phones


Samsung is in the news from quite a few days, whether it’s be making SSDs or opening the World’s Largest Mobile Factory. But it doesn’t seem that Samsung wants to slow down.

Samsung just completed tests on a 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM prototype, a faster, low power RAM that will be used to power machine learning applications and AI in 5G phones. This 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM module offers a data rate which is up to 1.5 times faster.

At 6,400 Mbps, LPDDR5 can transfer around 51 GB in one second, which Samsung says is the equivalent of roughly 14 HD video files. It also comes in two bandwidth flavors — 6,400 Mbps at 1.1 operating voltage, or 5,500 Mbps at 1.05 V. LPDDR5 has been specifically engineered to reduce voltage while in active mode, but Samsung’s emphasizing the ‘deep sleep mode’ — a feature which slashes power usage to half of the ‘idle mode’ offered by LPDDR4X chips.

All these will decreases power consumption by up to 30 percent, and in the long run, help increase the battery life of future smartphones. Samsung didn’t say whether or not the chip is ready to hit the market but its production will coincide with demand from global customers.


Source: Samsung