Samsung develops industry's first SiP; stacking processor with NAND flash and SDRAM.
Samsung Electronics Samsung Electronics (SEC, Hangul:삼성전자; KSE: 005930, KSE: 005935, LSE: SMSN, LSE: SMSD) is a South Korean multinational corporation and the world's largest and leading electronics and information technology company. , the world's second largest semiconductor manufacturer, has announced the industry's first System-in-Package (SiP) with an ARM-based processor, NAND flash and SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) A type of dynamic RAM (DRAM) memory chip that has been widely used since the late 1990s. SDRAM chips eliminated wait states by dividing the chip into two cell blocks and interleaving data between them. for next-generation mobile phone and handheld applications. The new SiP solution integrates advanced logic and memory technology into a single package, reducing component count and shrinking form factors for handheld devices. This gives PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). and smartphone designers the flexibility to create a new range of cell phone designs and form factors that also support advanced features such as multimedia.
"The integration of data, voice and video in smartphones and PDA's requires higher performance, longer battery life, and increasing memory density in a sleek package," said Dr. Hyung Lae Roh, executive vice president, SOC R&D Center, Samsung Electronics. "Our SiP solution offers the world's first combination of an application processor with NAND flash, which will be the leading non-volatile storage solution for next-generation handhelds."
The SiP's small form factor, 17x17mm in size and 1.4mm high, integrates Samsung's S3C2410 ARM-based application processor, 256Mb of NAND flash memory and 256Mb of SDRAM memory. The S3C2410 is the world's first System-on-Chip (SOC) to have a NAND flash boot loader.
The S3C2410 features an ARM920T CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. core operating at 203 MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. . The chip supports major operating systems including Microsoft Windows CE, Palm OS, Symbian, and Linux.
The S3C2410 SOC offers a set of tailored peripherals for smartphones and other handheld devices that allows integrated support of features that consumers will find attractive and convenient. For example, the S3C2410 application processor includes USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. host and device support to allow connectivity to a variety of other devices including PCs, printers, removable storage, and other handhelds. The processor also has SDIO See SDIO card. support, which allows handhelds to be accessorized with upcoming SDIO protocol devices such as digital cameras, keyboards, etc.