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

8 Ball Pool – fun and more of it

8 Ball Pool is exactly what it seems to be – a free Android pool game and even more. This app definitely deserves attention as it is completely free to play and offers a bunch of nice features and gameplay that cannot be left unnoticed. The game heavily depends on Internet...

HP launches six new Ivy Bridge-based desktops

Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processor has been making headlines in the past few days with numerous new products from various manufacturers now offering the first 22 nm CPU. HP is not falling behind the competition and the US company has just unveiled six new Ivy Bridge-based desktop computers...

AnTuTu creates SoC performance chart

AnTuTu creates SoC performance chart

The people who stand behind the popular AnTuTu smartphone benchmark have created two charts that list the ten fastest smartphone SoC and how much 3D power they have. Shall we take a look? It turns out that the fastest SoC as of now is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, followed closely by...

Leave a comment