The Joint Electron Device Engineering Council(JEDEC) has announced the next-generation DDR5(Double Data Rate Fifth Generation). The council is the global leader in the development standards for the microelectronics industry.

DDR is an improved, enhanced and advanced version of Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory(SDRAM). SDRAM is any Dynamic Random-Access Memory (DRAM) where the operation of its external pin interface is co-ordinated by an externally-supplied clock signal. It is a type of computer memory with a clock speed of at least 200MHz. This tends to increase the number of instructions that the processor can perform in a given time. It can transfer the data double the speed of SDRAM. Even it is power efficient and dissipates less heat.

The new DDR5 claims better performance and power efficient than it’s predecessor. It has twice the overall bandwidth and density of DDR4. Even sports the improved channel efficiency. One of the statements by the council states that these enhancements are combined with a more user-friendly interface for server and client. It will definitely enable high performance and improved power management in a wide variety of applications.

“Boosting system performance requirements are the driving need for more advanced technologies. Standardization of the next generation memory such as DDR5 and the new generation persistent modules NVDIMM-P will be essential for fulfilling those needs” stated by the Chairman of the JEDEC Board of Directors Mian Quddus.

But, DDR5 will hit the market in 2018 and more information will be provided at the upcoming JEDEC’s server forum event in Santa Clara, CA on June 19, 2017. “Work on both standards is progressing quickly, and we invite all interested engineers worldwide to visit the JEDEC website for more information about JEDEC membership and participation in JEDEC standards-setting activities,” said Mian Quddus.

It takes few years to launch DDR in the market as optimizing it requires time. For example, the DDR4 was announced in 2012 but was released only in 2015.