Samsung Introduces New 45nm Application Processor for Next Generation Consumer Electronic Devices

Samsung-45nm-Application-Processor_s5pm01Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., the world’s leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today the latest in its popular, ARM11 series of application processors, the S5P6440. Designed using Samsung’s advanced 45nm low power CMOS process technology, the S5P6440 offers a low power, high performance, and cost effective solution for consumer electronic (CE) products such as personal navigation devices (PND).

“Today’s ultra-competitive consumer electronics market demands rapid performance upgrades and effective cost reduction to continue its expansion,” said Dr. Kwang-hyun Kim, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics’ System LSI division. “Our S5P6440 application

Samsung 45nm Application Processor s5pm02

processor is specifically designed with those objectives in mind to offer substantial improvements in CPU performance at low power, high quality graphics capability, and lower system BOM cost. CE device manufacturers using S5P6440 can offer exciting new products such as next generation PND to the market in a timely manner.”

Samsung’s S5P6440 is based on an ARM1176 CPU core which runs at either 533 MHz or 667MHz clock speed. The CPU core and all on-chip hardware accelerators and peripheral interfaces are connected through a 64-bit AXI bus running at 166MHz, allowing ample input/output bandwidth for handling the multiprocessing requirements in real-life applications.

Samsung s5pm01

The S5P6440 features 2D graphics acceleration hardware that is compliant with the OpenVG application programming interface (API) standard. The OpenVG API standard enables advanced graphics functions such as alpha blending for transparency effects, anti-aliasing for sharper graphics, and vector graphics support for scaling without loss of image quality. Utilizing this graphical capability, devices implemented with the S5P6440 can offer a vivid graphical user interface that greatly enhances the user experience.

To lower the system BOM cost and ease the design complexity, the S5P6440 incorporated various interface hardware IP. An advanced NAND error correction hardware is included to support current and next generation MLC NAND flash devices which offer higher storage density at a lower cost. The S5P6440 also integrated a DRAM memory controller that supports both mobile DDR (mDDR) as well as the lower cost DDR2 memory chips, allowing device manufacturer’s different choices of storage device types to meet different market segments’ requirements.

In addition, the S5P6440 integrated a mobile industry processor interface (MIPI) display serial interface (DSI) for advanced graphics and display capabilities at low power. The MIPI DSI interface is valuable to customers wanting to reduce the complexity of the display interface by reducing the number of pins, which has benefits in terms of design simplicity and cost. MIPI DSI also uses a differential signal which substantially reduces EMI issues. These advantages are increasingly important for mainstream connected CE products where noise interference among electronic components in within a product can adversely affect the product’s performance.

Samsung’s new S5P6440 application processor supports all major high-level operation systems including WinCE and Linux. This allows OEMs and PND manufacturers to differentiate their products through a rich, easy-to-use, customizable user interface, as well as robust, flexible application architecture.

The S5P6440 application processor is sampling to key customers now and is scheduled for volume shipment in the third quarter of this year. The chip is housed in a 13×13 FBGA package with a ball pitch of 0.65mm.

Source: Samsung

Related posts

Plextor announced the PX-PH500U3 - 500GB USB 3.0 portable hard drive

Plextor has introduced a new portable hard disk drive, equipped with the speedy USB 3.0 interface and offering 500GB storage option. The 2.5-inch PX-PH500U3 model has an elegant casing crafted from aircraft grade aluminum and weighs 162 grams. The external hard drive doesn't need additional...

Acer boasts the Predator XB321HK monitor

Acer boasts the Predator XB321HK monitor

Acer has expanded its lineup of gaming monitors with the addition of one more piece of such hardware – the gaming Predator XB321HK monitor. The new Acer product sports a large 32-inch IPS display that comes with a 3840 x 2160 resolution, which is exactly 138 pixels per inch. The new monitor...

Baby Pet Vet Doctor – can you take care of a pet?

Baby Pet Vet Doctor has been a nice surprise on Google Play lately, quickly climbing the ladder to almost the top. The reason – you are looking at a game that is small-sized and perfect for young children and parents looking for a way to entertain them. If you download this...

Leave a comment