Micron Technology, Inc. today announced that it is now sampling a monolithic 2-gigabit (Gb) 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 new 2Gb LPDDR2 can be used as a stand-alone device or in combination with Micron?s NAND for high-capacity multichip package (MCP) or package-on-package (POP) solutions. By stacking four of these 2Gb LPDDR2 memory devices, Micron can achieve an ultra high-density, 8Gb-based solution.
The power and performance benefits of LPDDR2 make it a popular mobile memory solution for ARM-based systems. ARM is a market leader in providing processor IP and other key building blocks that enable a spectrum of mobile devices to combine performance with long battery life. Micron works closely with the ARM community to design LPDDR2 memory solutions into their mobile offerings, providing a complete package to the handset vendors.
Micron?s LPDDR2 family:
- Operates at 1.2-volts, reducing the device's memory power consumption as much as 50 percent when compared to LPDDR1
- Delivers data transferring speeds of up to 1066 Mb per second, boosting the operating capability of mobile applications
- Supports advanced mechanisms for managing power usage, allowing for portions of the array to be powered down when not required
- Offers a broad temperature range - 40 C to +105 C
Micron expects to be in mass production with the 2Gb LPDDR2 in the third quarter of 2010.