Industrial DDR5 SODIMM expands high-bandwidth industrial applications

13-07-2021 | Apacer | Semiconductors

Following up on its successes in the field of industrial DDR5 UDIMM, Apacer's industrial DDR5 SODIMM is finally available for testing. The power-saving and heat reduction gains will make DDR5 attractive to manufacturers of high-performance embedded systems and industrial computers and speed the development and commercialisation of next-generation computing.

After recognising trends influencing customers in such fields as edge computing, AI and supercomputing, the company realised DDR5 could stimulate their products. So it's industrial DDR5 SODIMM employ Micron’s latest 1znm 16GB DDR5 IC, and provide memory transfer rates of up to 4800MHz. They include an on-die ECC mechanism that strengthens the reliability, availability and serviceability of the DRAM IC. IPC manufacturers will also recognise that these modules are protected by the company's highest-level anti-sulfuration technology.

One crucial way in which DDR5 surpasses earlier forms of DDR is in power management. DDR5 modules incorporate a PMIC on the module to control the system’s load while also increasing signal integrity and compatibility. DDR5 modules need just 1.1V, which will translate into meaningful power savings and decreased heat generation.

The new industrial DDR5 SODIMM will fully support Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake mobile processors. It will be offered in capacities of 16GB and 32GB and is expected to enter mass production in 2022.

By Natasha Shek