South Korea Aries Gianty SK hynix has unveiled the “world’s fastest mobile DRAM”, samples of which it has already provided to potential customers.
It’s called LPDDR5T (Low Power Double Data Rate 5 Turbo) and is a follow-up to the LPDDR5X (Low Power Double Data Rate 5X) chip it unveiled late last year, rather than a completely new generation it will call LPDDR6.
This latest Turbo model is set to be faster and more powerful than ever as the company hopes to see it used in more mobile apps.
SK Hynix LPDDR5T
The 5T is designed to operate at a data rate of 9.6Gbps, which is 13% faster than the 5X model unveiled in November – a development that inspired the company to add the Turbo suffix.
It is also JEDEC compliant as it operates in the very low range of 1.01-1.12V allowing for fast operation with minimal power consumption.
SK hynix has provided customers with samples of 16GB multi-chip packages that can process 77GB of data per second (equivalent to 15 Full HD movies per second).
It hopes to bring the 5T chip into production later this year using a 10nm process (which it calls 1anm) as well as an HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) process designed to prevent current leakage.
This is a step that prepares SK hynix to further deploy and adopt 5G technology as its chips are used in all kinds of applications from smartphones to AI, machine learning and AR/VR.
Sungsoo Ryu, head of DRAM product planning, said the company “will continue to develop the technology to lead the next-generation semiconductor market and become a game-changer in the IT world.”