Micron Technology announced it has shipped the world’s first low-power DDR5 DRAM in mass production to be used in the soon-to-be-released Xiaomi Mi 10 smartphone. As Xiaomi’s memory technology partner, Micron provides LPDDR5 DRAM with superior power efficiency and faster data access speeds to meet growing consumer demand for artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G functionality in smartphones.
Micron designed LPDDR5 DRAM to address the growing demand for higher memory performance and lower energy consumption across a wide array of markets, including
automotive, client PCs and networking systems built for 5G and AI applications. LPDDR5 can provide more than a 20% reduction in power use compared to LPDDR4x memory.
The emergence of AI in more applications is driving the need for advanced memory solutions that enable faster and more efficient access to data. Micron LPDDR5 delivers the speed and capacity needed to feed AI engines built directly into mobile processors. These processors rely on high data rates from Micron’s internal LPDDR5 memory to power their machine learning capabilities.
Micron’s next-generation LPDDR5 memory is designed to meet the demands of 5G networks, which will start deploying globally at scale in 2020. Micron LPDDR5 allows 5G smartphones to process data at peak speeds of up to 6.4Gbps, which is critical for preventing 5G data bottlenecks. This capability addresses other emerging technology needs, such as those in autonomous vehicles that require a memory subsystem with a larger bandwidth to support real-time computing and data processing.