Claims to offer data transfer speeds of up to 1066Mbps
Micron Technology said that it is sampling a monolithic 2Gb low-power DDR2 (LPDDR2) memory device designed to provide mobile products, such as smartphones and smartbooks, with improved battery life and speedier system performance.
The company said that the new 2Gb LPDDR2 can be used as a stand-alone device or in combination with NAND for high-capacity multichip package (MCP) or package-on-package (POP) offerings. By stacking four of these 2Gb LPDDR2 memory devices, an 8Gb-based offering can be achieved.
Micron said that the new LPDDR2 family operates at 1.2-volts and delivers data transferring speeds of up to 1066Mb per second. It supports advanced mechanisms for managing power usage and offers a temperature range – 40 degrees to +105 degrees Celsius.
Eric Spanneut, director of mobile memory marketing at Micron, said: LPDDR2 today is targeted at the high-end handset and smartbook markets, and this new 2Gb design demonstrates Micron’s commitment to serving those markets. In the next few years as we start to see crossover from LPDDR1 to LPDDR2 in the value-driven handset market, Micron’s LPDDR2 portfolio is perfectly designed to address their needs as well.
Micron expects to be in mass production with the 2Gb LPDDR2 in the third quarter of 2010.