Samsung to tap mobile makers with its ultra-fast multimedia card for smartphones and tablets

Telecom Lead Asia: Smartphone major Samsung Electronics
has kicked off the mass production of an ultra-fast embedded memory cards for
smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in 16-, 32- and 64-gigabyte (GB)
densities.


Samsung will be tapping global device makers to sell its
ultra-fast embedded memory cards. Samsung hopes to play a significant role in
this segment as these cards can process up to 3500/1500 IOPS (inputs and
outputs per second), four times the speed of previous eMMC solutions for random
reading and writing.


Moreover, Samsung claims that the new Samsung eMMC
(embedded multimedia card) Pro Class 1500 delivers the industry’s fastest
speeds for an embedded memory device, reading data sequentially at up to 140
megabytes per second (MB/s) and writing it at up to 50 MB/s.


To meet the market need for thinner designs for high-end
mobile devices, Samsung offers the new eMMCs in two, four- and eight-die stacks
with the largest capacity of 64GB’s being only 1.2 millimeters thick.


Samsung Electronics will also strengthen its research and
development efforts to continually bring to market the most advanced mobile
storage devices based on next-generation standards.


JaeHyeong Lee, vice president, Memory Product Planning
& Application Engineering, Samsung, said with the production of 64GB
Samsung eMMC Pro Class 1500, Samsung will provide the highest performing mobile
storage solutions available that support the latest eMMC standard, for
worldwide mobile device makers.


The Samsung eMMC Pro Class 1500 is designed for next
generation premium mobile products. It will improve system performance and the
user experience for a wide variety of applications including web browsing, 3D
and HD video capture and playback, multi-tasking activities, augmented reality
and the use of social networking sites and interactive graphics-rich gaming.


The ultra high-speed storage device uses Samsung’s
64-gigabit (Gb) NAND with a toggle DDR 2.0 interface based on the company’s
latest 20 nanometer class process technology. The new eMMC’s managed NAND
memory comes with its own high performance controller and intelligent flash
management firmware.


Samsung eMMC Pro Class 1500 is the first to support the
latest JEDEC e-MMC v4.5 specification that standardizes more features to
improve performance, efficiency, security, and reliability such as: a SDR-200
Interface (200MHz, 200MB/s Max Bandwidth), cache handling, dynamic handling,
file sanitizing and power-off notification.


Featuring highly reliable boot code and application
storage, Samsung’s 64GB eMMC can store 16,000 MP3 files in a single package
that weighs only 0.6 grams.


Samsung provided the first 64GB eMMC in January of 2010
using 30nm-class 32Gb NAND flash components.


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