Today’s world is asking a lot from its smartphones. We demand high-resolution video streaming from everywhere, while improved cameras have turned consumers into video-content creators, driving data demands on our mobile devices to new heights.
And those data burdens are only going to rise as new innovations in high-res image sensors and more powerful processors accelerate our thirst for seamless shooting and streaming. On top of that is a wave of innovation making consumption and communication both more connected, and more personalized, driving the amount of data processed by a single device even higher. By 2030, experts predict that a hyper-connected society will see tens of billions of devices become interconnected with one another. The explosion in data use is inevitable – and supporting that explosion will require advanced memory solutions that keep devices ahead of data demand.
Giving High-res Video a Boost with LPDDR5X uMCP
In preparation for these market changes, Samsung Electronics has developed LPDDR5X uMCP, a high-capacity multi-chip package equipped with 16GB of mobile DRAM and 1TB of NAND flash. A first for the industry, uMCP is a multi-chip package that combines DRAM and NAND flash into one, maximizing capacity beyond existing memory products by using 4th generation 10nm-class mobile DRAM and 7th generation QLC (Quadrature Level Cell) storage.
* One of the forms of NAND flash memory, classified based on the data storage method, stores four bits of data per cell.
A New Edge in Storage
LPDDR5X mobile DRAM 16GB is built for high-speed data processing, and equipped with 4th generation 10nm class mobile DRAM – giving it an edge in high-performance and low-power usage, with about 1.2 times higher operating speeds compared to the previous generation LPDDR5, .
In addition, high-capacity LPDDR5X is equipped with UFS 3.1 1TB, along with a 7th generation NAND flash QLC. It provides not only “Write Booster,” which supports the download of large-capacity data as fast as possible by increasing operating speeds, but also “Host Initiated Defragmentation,” which contributes to stable operation over time by optimizing data processing.
Small Package, Big Possibility
Manufactured in a small 11.5mm by 13mm package, LPDDR5X enables potential future innovations in technologies and designs and opens the door to increased battery capacity for smartphones, reduced device weight and improved space efficiency on a 150mm² PCB (Printed Circuit Board). That paves the way for better, leaner, faster mobile products across the board.