Samsung’s LPDDR5X RAM Can Now Be Used On Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile Platforms

RAM has always been a core component in computers and smartphones. Its technological advancements are similar to a computer processor’s, with the goal of reducing the size of the manufacturing process while pushing more power and energy-efficiency since it gets smaller. The RAM of tomorrow, is going to get smaller and faster!

Since developing 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. That’s about 1.2x faster than its predecessor that goes up to 6.4 Gbps. Samsung’s LPDDR5X is expected to boost the performance of ultra-high-resolution video recording as well as AI features such as voice recognition, image recognition and natural language processing in next-generation smartphones. Furthermore, by adopting advanced circuit designs as well as dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS), LPDDR5X power consumption can be reduced by approximately 20%.

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

-Ziad Asghar, VP of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies-

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