Pioneered by Dell, the CAMM memory standard is already featured in Dell laptops and is on its way to other models. Standard maker JEDEC has announced that CAMM standardization is being expanded to stackable CAMMs as well as LPDDR5.
Pioneered by Dell, the CAMM memory standard is already featured in Dell laptops and is on its way to other models. Standard maker JEDEC has announced that CAMM standardization is being expanded to stackable CAMMs as well as LPDDR5. (See the JEDEC press release.)
Stackable CAMMs will give electronics designers more flexibility by allowing the CAMM connector to be split lengthwise, with each connector supporting a single memory channel. By contrast, the original CAMM standard supported two memory channels on one connector. Stackable CAMMs save space in the X and Y directions and increase space in the Z direction for more flexibility in electronics design.
CAMM is also being optimized for LPDDR5, the soldered version of DDR5. This version will allow notebooks to use LPDDR5 without it being soldered to the motherboard. Both DDR5 and LPDDR5 will be supported in the same CAMM common standard, using the same connector design.
See our feature on CAMM for a closer look. Dell took the initiative to design this standard and pitch it to JEDEC. We’ve already reviewed the Dell Precision 7670 Mobile Workstation with CAMM; below is a look at the DDR5 CAMM module. Hit the review link for more.
You can see the CAMM module’s connector from this view.
When Dell started down the CAMM path, many industry people were concerned about a proprietary standard. Dell always indicated they were going to pursue the JEDEC path. This announcement is another step in the right direction for the CAMM standard to be more widely available and supported outside of just Dell systems.
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