Japanese memory maker Elpid announced it has begun sample shipments of world's smallest 2Gb DDR3 SDRAM chips:
Elpida Memory, Inc. (TOKYO: 6665), Japan's leading global supplier of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), today announced that it had begun sample shipments of its new 2-gigabit DDR3 SDRAM (product names: EDJ2116DEBG and EDJ2108DEBG) geared for use in consumer electrical appliances. The new SDRAM is the industry's smallest 2-gigabit DDR3 that supports an x16-bit I/O interface.
The new 2-gigabit DDR3 SDRAM is well suited to consumer electrical appliances. It meets the high-speed DDR3-1600 (1600Mbps) standard likely to become the mainstream memory speed standard in 2011, uses energy-efficient 1.35V for the DDR3L-1333 memory speed and is compliant with DDR3-Plus (seamless BL4 access) for upgrading the performance of consumer electrical appliances.
Compared with Elpida's existing x16-bit I/O products for use in consumer electrical appliances the new SDRAM uses 30% less current and its low 1.35V operating voltage increases its attractiveness as an eco-friendly DRAM.
* x16-bit/x8-bit I/O
* DDR3-1600 high-speed access
* 1.35V operation for DDR3L specification
* DDR3-Plus (seamless BL4 access)
* Data output buffer can be set to low output (RZQ/5)
* Digital TV, BD players, BD recorders, set top boxes and other consumer electrical appliances
* Tablet PCs
Following sample shipments mass production is expected to get underway in the first quarter of CY 2011.