Micron tests LPDDR2 memory

Micron has announced that it is trying out a new form of LPDDR2 memory.

The monolithic 2Gb low-power DDR2 (LPDDR2) memory device will be shoved under the bonnets of smartphones, tablet PCs and other mobile products.

At the moment it is expected that the stuff will be rolling off the production lines in the third quarter of 2010.

The new memory runs at 1.2V, which means t hat it requires less power consumption.  According to a Micron press release the power levels are half that of the previous-generation, which had the less than catching name LPDDR1.

Apparently the RAM goes like the clappers when compared to LPDDR1.  Going down hill, and with the wind behind it, the RAM can manage  data transfer speed of up to 1066Mbps, Micron said.

Micron said that the RAM can be used as a stand-alone device, or mixed in with NAND flash for multichip package goodness.  It has also been tested for package-on-package  systems when one package is simply not enough.

Micron said the kit has been designed as a memory solution for ARM based systems and it is working with its ARMed partners to come up with designs for it.