Micron Unveils 16Gb LPDDR4X

Micron has unveiled its 16Gb LPDDR4X low power, double data rate DRAM. The new memory allows the delivery of up to 16GB of low-power DRAM in a single smartphone. Micron LPDDR4X is also offered in a UFS-based multichip package that addresses the needs of mobile device manufacturers that need low power for extending battery life and smaller dimensions for designing devices with thin form factors.

Micron says that it is begun volume shipments of the LPDDR4X and uMCP4 modules and is leading the transition to the 1z node. The memory delivers higher density in the same footprint for discrete designs and low-power multichip packages to address the broader smartphone user base.

“Data-intensive mobile applications are driving the growth in consumer demand for high-capacity memory and storage — not just in flagship smartphones but also in mid- to high-end mobile devices,” said Dr. Raj Talluri, senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Business Unit at Micron Technology. “The new 16Gb LPDDR4X is designed to meet the needs of today’s data-hungry applications while ensuring the ability to meet future needs of advanced artificial intelligence processing at the edge and high-bandwidth 5G applications.”

Micron says that emerging 5G technology will require memory subsystems that can accommodate higher data rates and real-time data processing. The LPDDR4X products offer the lowers power consumption in the industry while maintaining the fastest clock speed of up to 4,266 Mbps.