Seoul, KoreaSamsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s moviNAND embedded flash memory product is sampling in an 8-Gbyte density to major mobile electronics manufacturers.
According to Samsung, the 8-Gbyte product is the highest density embedded flash memory currently developed. Its high-density moviNAND memory product consists of four 50-nanometer, 16-Gbit NAND flash memories, a high-speed MultiMediaCard (MMC) controller and associated firmware.
It can store up to 2,000 songs or enough map data to implement global positioning system (GPS) and points of interest for the entire western world. It can also be used with removable media cards to allow almost unlimited memory expansion.
Samsung's moviNAND allows NAND flash to be instantly accessed through a standardized MMC interface. It provides twice the capacity and double the performance of the 4-Gbyte version, which makes it between 10 and 20 percent smaller than other flash-based embedded memory card products, according to Samsung. moviNAND also processes data at 52-Mbytes/s.
moviNAND provides high-density, high-speed, low-noise interference and increased security, making it suitable for mobile handsets with high content services such as music phones and personal navigation. Samsung's moviNAND memory observes the eMMC standard jointly developed by JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) and MMCA (MultiMediaCard Association) for embedded flash memory applications.
Samsung plans to begin mass producing its 8-Gbyte moviNAND in the second quarter of this year.
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