Achieves data transfer rate of 800Mbps at 1.2V
Elpida Memory, a supplier of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), has unveiled a 2-gigabit DDR2 Mobile RAM. The company claims that new mobile RAM features the highest density for a JEDEC LPDDR2 (DDR2 Mobile RAM) compatible device.
Elpida said that it has leveraged its low voltage and low-power consumption technology to achieve a device that can operate at 1.2V (conventional DDR Mobile RAM requires 1.8V) while achieving a data transfer rate of 800Mbps (DDR Mobile RAM is 400Mbps). Also, compared with other same-density and same-speed DDR2 products, 1/16th the power consumption is needed when on standby, making it an eco-friendly DRAM.
Elpida claimed that because of its high density, low power consumption and high-speed functionality, the new device is likely to make a contribution to the development of mobile applications for mobile phones and smart phones and in such areas as the growing market for netbooks and MID (Mobile Internet Devices).
According to the company, the new device can be shipped as a bare chip for use in SiP (System in Package), MCP (Multi-chip Package) and other multi-layer packages or it can be packaged for a PoP (Package on Package) configuration to enable space-saving features.
The company said that sample shipments are expected to begin in October, 2009 with the start-up of mass production scheduled for the first half of 2010.