Micron says advanced chipsets, like MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 5G, require the high data rates provided by LPDDR5X to produce seamless multitasking and for AI, augmented and virtual reality, and immersive graphics. JC Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the wireless communications business unit at MediaTek, said, “Our mobile customers are increasingly demanding higher bandwidth to support complex applications and data-hungry designed for the 5G era. “
Yesterday we told you that MediaTek presented the Dimensity 9000 5G, the first chipset manufactured by TSMC using its 4nm process node. This chip will offer improved performance and improved energy efficiency. American memory company Micron Technology announced yesterday that the company will supply MediaTek with its 5X Dual Data Rate Low Power DRAM (LPDDR5X) for the Dimensity 9000 5G chipset (samples have already been shipped).
Micron’s 5X DRAM (LPDDR5X) is built on its first 1α (1-alpha) node on the market that it first announced in January. Advanced mobile memory is designed for flagship smartphone models and Micron says it “enables the smartphone ecosystem to unlock the next wave of data-intensive applications powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and innovation 5G “. Micron has launched a number of innovative components including LPDDR5, 1α based LPDDR4X, 176 layer NAND based UFS 3.1, and uMCP5 solutions.
MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 5G will be the first chipset to support LPDDR5X memory, which delivers peak bandwidth of 60 gigabytes per second for high-end premium flagship smartphones. Micron says that the delivery of LPDDR5X to its partners combined with the validation of MediaTek “paves the way for wide market adoption.” The validation of MediaTek is expected to lead to “broad market” adoption. The maximum speeds of the LPDDR5X weigh 8.533 Gbps to deliver performance up to 33% faster than the previous generation LPDDR5.
Raj Talluri, senior vice president and general manager of Micron’s mobile business unit, said:edge smartphone experiences require memory technology designed to meet the massive bandwidth demands of the mobile market. Our collaboration with MediaTek to validate the world’s most advanced mobile memory enables the ecosystem to deliver the next wave of rich mobile functionality enhanced by 5G and AI. “
Hsu added, “With its ultra-fast mobile memory, Micron’s LPDDR5X meets this challenge perfectly for flagship devices. The Dimensity 9000 will be the first to support this critical advancement of LPDDR5X, giving operators and device manufacturers the capabilities they need to deliver incredible 5G experiences. at the flagship level. ”