Apacer launches a 32-bit DDR4 SODIMM which supports industrial embedded systems using ARM/RISC processors or the latest RISC-V 32-bit processors. Traditionally, memory used for 32-bit ARM/RISC embedded systems is usually designed as built-in memory, which makes it difficult to meet the demands for smart IoT devices requiring high flexibility in distributing memory capacity and space. Considering the current market gap in ARM embedded memory systems and high demands for performance and bandwidth in the industrial control market, Apacer has stepped in with the world’s first 32-bit DDR4 SODIMM industrial memory, creating an upgradable 32-bit memory solution, whereby the shortcomings of limited memory capacity and performance for built-in memory can be solved. This technology will be implemented in intelligent applications in automotive electronics, automation systems, server and networking applications, NAS, and edge devices such as gateways.
Compared with Intel x86, the ARM processor with RISC architecture has been widely used in embedded industrial systems developed for specific application markets due to its energy-saving, cost-efficient and lightweight features. With the diversifying development of the IoT field, the rich ARM architecture network has propelled the intelligent development of IoT devices and after extensive endeavors in deployment, great results have been seen in recent years.
Apacer’s 32-bit DDR4 SODIMM designed for ARM architecture systems can be used in processors made by large companies such as NXP, Freescale, Marvell, Cavium, and Texas Instruments and is also compatible with the latest RISC-V 32-bit processor. It can operate with just 1.2V, which is 20% less than a comparable DDR3 would require. Apacer’s 32-bit DDR4 SODIMM comes with 3 specifications: DDR4 2133/2400/2666 with a choice of 2GB, 4G and 8GB capacity and supporting industrial-grade wide-temperature ICs from original manufacturers.