Advantages of Migrating to DDR5

                  DDR5 is the next evolution in DRAM, bringing a robust list of new features geared to increase reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS); reduce power; and dramatically improve performance. Some of the key feature differences between DDR4 and DDR5 are as follows:

                  Feature/Option DDR4 DDR5 DDR5 Advantage
                   Data rates  1600-3200 MT/s  3200-6400 MT/s  Increases performance and bandwidth
                   VDD/VDDQ/VPP   1.2/1.2/2.5   1.1/1.1/1.8   Lowers power
                   Internal VREF  VREFDQ  VREFDQ, VREFCA, VREFCS   Improves voltage margins, reduces BOM costs
                   Device densities    2Gb-16Gb    8Gb-64Gb    Enables larger monolithic devices 
                   Prefetch    8n   16n    Keeps the internal core clock low
                   DQ receiver equalization   CTLE  DFE  Improves opening of the received DQ data
                   eyes inside the DRAM
                   Duty cycle adjustment (DCA)   None   DQS and DQ  Improves signaling on the transmitted DQ/DQS pins
                   Internal DQS delay
                   None   DQS interval oscillator   Increases robustness against environmental changes 
                   On-die ECC  None  128b+8b SEC, error check and scrub   Strengthens on-chip RAS
                   CRC   Write   Read/Write    Strengthens system RAS by protecting read data 
                   Bank groups (BG)/banks   4 BG x 4 banks (x4/x8)
                   2 BG x 4 banks (x16)
                   8 BG x 2 banks (8Gb x4/x8)
                   4 BG x 2 banks (8Gb x16)
                   8 BG x 4 banks (16-64Gb x4/x8)
                   4 BG x 4 banks (16-64Gb x16) 
                   Improves bandwidth/performance
                   Command/address interface   ODT, CKE, ACT, RAS,
                   CAS, WE, A<X:0>

                   Dramatically reduces the CA pin count

                   ODT  DQ, DQS, DM/DBI   DQ, DQS, DM, CA bus    Improves signal integrity, reduces  BOM costs 
                   Burst length  BL8 (and BL4)   BL16, BL32
                   (and BC8 OTF, BL32 OTF) 
                   Allows 64B cache line fetch with only 1 DIMM subchannel. 
                   MIR (“mirror” pin)   None  Yes  Improves DIMM signaling
                   Bus inversion   Data bus inversion (DBI)  Command/address inversion (CAI)   Reduces VDDQ noise on modules
                   CA training, CS training   None   CA training, CS training   Improves timing margin on CA and CS pins  
                   Write leveling training modes   Yes  Improved  Compensates for unmatched DQ-DQS path
                   Read training patterns   Possible with the MPR  Dedicated MRs for serial
                   (userdefined), clock and LFSR
                   -generated training patterns
                   Makes read timing margin more robust
                   Mode registers  7 x 17 bits  Up to 256 x 8 bits
                   (LPDDR type read/write) 
                   Provides room to expand
                   PRECHARGE commands   All bank and per bank  All bank, per bank, and same bank   PREsb enables precharging-specific bank in each BG
                   REFRESH commands   All bank   All bank and same bank  REFsb enables refreshing of specific bank in each BG
                   Loopback mode  None   Yes  Enables testing of the DQ and DQS signaling 

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