Thursday, October 22, 2020
Micron Technology has announced the launch of uMCP5, which the company claims is the industry's first universal flash storage (UFS) multichip package with low-power DDR5 DRAM.
Now ready for mass production, Micron's uMCP5 equips smartphones to handle data-intensive features and applications with ultrafast performance and battery efficiency to match the speeds of 5G, making emerging technologies such as advanced AI, AR, high-res displays and image recognition more accessible to consumers, according to the vendor.
While 5G promises to provide unparalleled speeds, Micron said uMCP5 will enable the mobile ecosystem to create a new generation of 5G smartphones that can support high volumes of data, power-intensive features and multitasking across many apps.
Using low-power DDR5, Micronsaid it has significantly increased bandwidth from 3,733 Mb/s to 6,400 Mb/s to provide a seamless mobile experience. Compared to LPDDR4, uMCP5 also has nearly 20% more power efficiency. Micron's uMCP5 uses UFS 3.1 flash performance to provide 20% faster sustained download speeds, twice the sequential read performance, and 20% faster write speeds. And because uMCP5 combines powerful memory and storage in one compact package, device makers can save 55% more space as compared to standalone solutions, enabling slimmer smartphone designs.
"Our uMCP5 combines the fastest memory and storage in a single package, unleashing new possibilities for 5G's disruptive, data-rich technologies right at consumers' fingertips," said Raj Talluri, senior VP and GM of Micron's mobile business unit, in a statement.
Micron's uMCP5 is available in four distinct density configurations: 128+8 GB, 128+12 GB, 256+8 GB and 256+12 GB.
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