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Samsung Electronics Launches Industry-first 512GB CXL Memory Module

Samsung 512GB CXL Memory Module  Samsung Electronics has recently introduced the first of its kind new 512GB CXL memory module that packs in 4x better memory capacity compared to the prior versions.

Samsung Electronics is yet set to expand their collection of RAM configurations with their industry-first 512GB CXL DRAM, leading a step towards the commercialization of the compute express link RAMs.

Ever since the first teaser of the CXL DRAM prototype that Samsung introduced in May 2021, the brand has been working in collaboration with data center, enterprise server and varying chipset companies to create the markets very first programmable CXL chipset.

Samsung 512GB CXL Memory Module

Reports suggest that Samsung's CXL memory chipset is designed and built on the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and is the very first DDR5 RAM configuration to pack in 512GB memory. This is 4x more than the predecessors.

Cheolmin Park, Vice President of Memory Global Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics, and Director of the CXL Consortium highlighted this new development saying that the introduction of the CXL DRAM will be a crucial turning point in the future computing processes with integration of AI-enabled functions, machine learning and big data services.

Christopher Cox, Vice President of Strategic Technology at Montage Technology regards the CXL memory configuration as a key technology that supports innovation with the help of memory expansion in the next-gen computing platforms.

Infographic CXL Memory Module

In order to keep up with the demanding expansion of the Metaverse, AI inclusion and big data, the scaling of memory capacity is the need of the hour. So, the need for a new memory interface technology, CXL is what the industry needs.

Samsung's very first 512GB CXL memory, which is the first in the market will also feature PCIe 5.0 interface and will come in an EDSFF (E3.S) form factor – all of which will support the upcoming next-gen high capacity models.

Samsung 512GB CXL Memory Module

Samsung is also in the process of unveiling their open-source Scalable Memory Development Kit (SMDK) in the coming month. This toolkit is expected to further enhance the functions of the CXL memory configuration.

Although no confirmed date of launch is available, Samsung is expected to begin sampling the 512GB CXL RAM with the customers and partners for joint evaluation in the third quarter of 2022.

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