SK hynix Inc. introduces the first DDR5 DRAM, which functions at high-speed and enhanced high-density memory for Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) as a future generation criterion of DRAM.
The company already revealed the development of the first 16 Gigabit (Gb) DRR5 DRAM in November 2018. SK hynix provided its partners including Intel with sample items and finished numerous functions and compatibility verifications.
The company also performed joint-operation on-site, system-level testing, and simulation with the System-on-Chip suppliers to verify the features of DDR5. Through these operations, SK hynix could supply its clients with the items as soon as possible.
The company verified the compatibility of DDR5 on DRAM components, including register clock driver and power management integrated circuit (PMIC). SK hynix performed these verifications together with its global partners to ensure the efficiency of the DRAM.
SK hynix’s DDR5 could sustain a transfer rate of 4,800 to 5,600 Mbps that works 1.8 times faster than DRR4. It could send high definition 5Gbps movies with a 5,600 Mbps transfer rate. The DRR5 operates on lower power usage at 1.1 V.
The DRR5 also contains an Error Correcting Code (ECC) that could immediately fix 1-bit-level errors independently. The ECC on the DRR5 assures the integrity of applications by 20 times. The DRR5 could also build into 256 Gigabyte capacity using the through-silicon-via (TSV) innovation.
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SK hynix expects to minimize the power consumption and operating expenses of information facilities since the DRR5 spends much less power.
Carolyn Duran, Intel Vice President for Data Platforms, stated that Intel collaborated with SK hynix via JEDEC standardization. Intel worked closely with SK hynix on silicon development and evaluating models to guarantee DRR5 fulfills its efficiency objectives.
Oh Jong-hoon, SK hynix’s CMO, commented that it targets the premium server industry to strengthen its leadership in DRAMs.
Market researcher, Omdia, stated that the DDR5 market would swell in 2021 and gets 10 percent of the DRAM market in 2022. The DRAM market would increase as high as 43 percent by 2024.
Renesas, Montage Technology, Rambus, and Synopsys stated their support in collaborating with SK hynix to create the DRR5 network.
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