SMART Moves DDR4 into Embedded Devices via Mini-DIMM Form Factor
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
SMART Modular Technologies announced the launch of its DDR4 Mini-DIMM, one of the first Mini-DIMM form factor utilising the next generation DDR4 technology. SMART’s initial lineup of DDR4-2133 Mini-DIMMs include 8GB and 16GB VLP Mini-UDIMM modules along with standard height Mini-RDIMM modules.
The new modules comply with JEDEC 288-pin form factor and pin-out standards and SMART worked with Molex to create a robust DDR4 Mini-DIMM vertical mount socket with secure latches. It is also designed with additional power and ground signals compared to SO-DIMMs.
For now, this has very little impact on all of us as consumers. But when we look at the broader picture, it’s something that will help to spread the usage of DDR4. That in return will benefit us users by increased production and thereby lower prices. And the price is what is holding people back right now, without a doubt.
Thanks to SMART for providing us with this information