DDR5

Intel’s first foray into 14nm was with its Broadwell product portfolio. It launched into the mobile market with a variety of products, however the desktop offering in 2015 was extremely limited - only two socketed desktop processors ever made it to retail, and in limited quantities. This is despite users waiting for a strong 14nm update to Haswell, but also because of the way Intel built the chip. Alongside the processor was 128 MB of eDRAM, a sort of additional cache between the CPU and the main memory. It caused quite a stir, and we’re retesting the hardware in 2020 to see if the concept of eDRAM is still worth the effort.

Insights into DDR5 Sub-timings and Latencies

Today we posted a news article about SK hynix’s new DDR5 memory modules for customers – 64 GB registered modules running at DDR5-4800, aimed at the preview systems that...

85 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/6/2020

DDR5 is Coming: First 64GB DDR5-4800 Modules from SK Hynix

Discussion of the next generation of DDR memory has been aflutter in recent months as manufacturers have been showcasing a wide variety of test vehicles ahead of a full...

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/6/2020

DDR5 Memory Specification Released: Setting the Stage for DDR5-6400 And Beyond

Marking an important milestone in computer memory development, today the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association is releasing the final specification for its next mainstream memory standard, DDR5 SDRAM. The...

84 by Ryan Smith on 7/14/2020

SK Hynix: We're Planning for DDR5-8400 at 1.1 Volts

Back in November last year, we reported that SK Hynix had developed and deployed its first DDR5 DRAM. Fast forward to the present, and we also know SK Hynix...

86 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/3/2020

Cadence DDR5 Update: Launching at 4800 MT/s, Over 12 DDR5 SoCs in Development

JEDEC still has not published the DDR5 specification officially, yet it looks like DRAM makers and SoC designers are preparing for the DDR5 launch at full steam. Cadence, which...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2020

Samsung to Produce DDR5 in 2021 (with EUV)

Samsung is on track to start volume production of DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory next year using a manufacturing technology that will take advantage of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL). In...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/25/2020

Here's Some DDR5-4800: Hands-On First Look at Next Gen DRAM

Just like all major makers of DRAM, SK Hynix produced its first DDR5 memory chips a couple of years ago and has been experimenting with the technology since then...

39 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: Micron Begins to Sample DDR5 RDIMMs with Server Partners

Micron announced at CES that it had started sampling of its DDR5 Registered DIMMs with select partners. The very fact that Micron started sampling of DDR5 modules indicates that...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/7/2020

ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT) is Ramping up Chinese DRAM Using Qimonda IP

ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT), previously known as Innotron, has started production of computer memory using a 19 nm manufacturing technology. The company has a roadmap for at least two...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2019

Fourth Chinese DRAM Company Established by Tsinghua Unigroup

After the U.S. Department of Commerce banned U.S. exports to Chinese Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian or JHICC), essentially destroying this maker of memory, it...

35 by Anton Shilov on 7/2/2019

Micron’s DRAM Update: More Capacity, Four More 10nm-Class Nodes, EUV, 64 GB DIMMs

During its earnings conference call with investors and financial analysts earlier this week, Micron expressed confidence in its long-term future and strong demand for its products as new applications...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2019

Intel Agilex: 10nm FPGAs with PCIe 5.0, DDR5, and CXL

Ever since Intel purchased Altera for an enormous amount of money a few years ago (ed: $16.7B), the FPGA portfolio that has been coming out has largely been a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

SK Hynix Details DDR5-6400

SK Hynix this week revealed some additional technical details about its upcoming DDR5-6400 memory chip at the International Solid State Circuits Conference. The die size of the company’s 16...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2019

Keysight Reveals DDR5 Testing & Validation System

Keysight, an electronic measurement company, has introduced the industry’s first off-the-shelf testing and validation system for DDR5 DRAM. The N6475A DDR5 Tx compliance test software is aimed at developers...

23 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2019

SK Hynix Develops First 16 Gb DDR5-5200 Memory Chip, Demos DDR5 RDIMM

SK Hynix on Thursday announced that it had completed development of its first DDR5 memory chip. The new chip offers a capacity of 16 Gb and is said to...

29 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2018

U.S. Government Indicts Chinese DRAM Maker JHICC on Industrial Espionage; Bans Exports To Firm

The U.S. Department of Commerce this week banned U.S. exports to a China-based maker of DRAM. The DoC believes that Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian...

58 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2018

Cadence & Micron DDR5 Update: 16 Gb Chips on Track for 2019

Earlier this year Cadence and Micron performed the industry’s first public demonstration of next-generation DDR5 memory. At a TSMC event earlier this month the two companies provided some updates...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2018

Cadence and Micron Demo DDR5-4400 IMC and Memory, Due in 2019

Cadence this week introduced the industry’s first IP interface in silicon for the current provisional DDR5 specification developed by JEDEC. Cadence’s IP and test chip us fabricated using TSMC’s...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2018

Samsung Starts Production of 8 Gb DDR4-3600 ICs Using 2nd Gen 10nm-Class Tech

Samsung late on Wednesday said that it had initiated mass production of DDR4 memory chips using its second generation '10 nm-class' fabrication process. The new manufacturing technology shrinks die...

24 by Anton Shilov on 12/20/2017

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