Samsung has announced that they’ve developed and started sampling the industry’s first monolithic four gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 2 (LPDDR2) DRAM. Samsung says next generation smartphones and tablet PCs will be able to take advantage of this power efficient RAM.
Based on 30nm fabrication process, the 4Gb (Gigabit) LPDDR2 DRAM can transfer data up to 1,066 megabits per second (Mbps), which is more than double the current industry prevalent – MDDR.
Samsung is currently sampling an 8Gb (1GB) LPDDR2 module stacking two 4Gb chips, which makes the solution 20 percent thinner and consumes 25 percent less power when compared to an 8Gb solution with four 2Gb chips.
Samsung is also planning to provide a 16Gb (2GB) LPDDR2 DRAM by integrating four 4Gb chips as and when the demand grows.