Samsung Launches EMMC Pro Class 1500 Memory Modules

Samsung brings high technology to the masses again. Recently, information has been received from the camp of the international IT giant about the beginning of the production of eMMC (embedded Multimedia Memory Card) memory chips with a capacity of 16, 32 and 64 GB.

The company continues to actively increase the performance and “capacity” of its eMMC NAND Flash chips to meet the high requirements of modern smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Currently, Samsung factories have started mass production of eMMC Pro Class 1500 NAND modules.

The new series is designed for premium mobile devices. It will improve system performance and usability for a wide range of applications, including a web browser, 3D and HD video capture and playback, multitasking, augmented reality, the use of social networks and powerful games.

The latest generation of memory chips supports the Toggle DDR 2.0 interface and the now very popular JEDEC eMMC 4.5 standard, which standardizes more features for increasing productivity, efficiency, security and reliability, such as: SDR-200 interface (200 MHz, maximum bandwidth - 200 MB / s) , cache management, dynamic processing, file cleanup and power off notification). The sequential read speed reaches 140 MB, and during recording, throughput can reach 50 MB / s. Samsung claims that the chips can perform 3,500 arbitrary I / O operations while reading, and 1,500 IOPS during writing. This figure is already four times the capabilities of the previous generation eMMC.

Following the growing demand for thin solutions in hi-end mobile devices, Samsung now has the ability to create high-density memory - thanks to a 20-nanometer process. New eMMC chips can be stacked in two, four or eight dies with a maximum capacity of 64 GB with a thickness of only 1.2 mm and a weight of 0.6 grams.

Considering Samsung's leading position in the NAND Flash memory market, premium smartphones and tablets will carry these same 64 GB of memory on board in their maximum configuration for another year or two.