Category: Samsung

Samsung S5N2120 Low Power Wi-Fi MCU for the IoT market

Posted by – March 12, 2014

Samsung offers its first wireless connectivity solution, S5N2120, for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. This solution supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, and has an extremely small footprint, which is essential for a wide array of applications.

This solution features an integrated micro control unit (MCU) with a power amplifier, power management, audio codec and direct microphone functions. With this MCU, OEM customers can easily reconfigure their existing designs to add Wi-Fi connectivity functions. This allows for a shorter development lead-time and less engineering resources are required.

This flexibility along with excellent performance and a small footprint is optimal for battery-constrained applications such as Wi-Fi speakers, headsets, remote controls, digital & sports cameras, smart heating/cooling meters, sensors and other types of IoT or M2M applications. Samsung’s new Wi-Fi connectivity solution, S5N2120, is currently sampling and scheduled for mass production in the second quarter of 2014.

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Samsung Widcon, 17GB/s+ Memory Bandwidth for future ARM Processors

Posted by – March 11, 2014

Using Widcon, the latest and future Samsung ARM Processors and memory are stacked directly through TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology, this is the next step after Package-on-Package (PoP) designs where there is a circuit board between the processor and memory, thus data had to move through wires. In the new Widcon Processor and Memory package from Samsung, this means data can move through each ball and memory bandwidth becomes wider up to and beyond 17GB/s. This structure also brings better energy efficiency. Higher bandwidth allows application processor to perform maximum performance even at low clock speed. Moreover, superior thermal dissipation comes from TSV structure also enables the new Exynos 5 Octa processor and likely future Exynos6 to maximize the full potential performance of the processor at a lower power consumption. You can also see my previous video with Samsung talking about Widcon Wide IO memory technology here: http://armdevices.net/2013/11/21/samsung-wide-io-memory-interface-for-the-faster-and-lower-power-arm-processors-of-the-future/

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Samsung Exynos 5422 Octa-core and Exynos 5260 Hexa-core

Posted by – March 6, 2014

Samsung releases the Exynos5422, their fastest yet Octa-core ARM Processor, with optimized HMP Heterogeneous Multi-processing support with all 8 cores working simultaneously at up to 2.1Ghz reaching something like 20 thousand on Antutu benchmark (which is a lot). The performance for ARM Chromebooks may be extremely high. The Exynos5422 may have more than double the CPU performance over the Exynos5250 of previous generation Chromebooks (according to some online benchmarks for the dual-core Exynos5250 in Nexus 10 compared with the Antutu number Samsung shows for their Octa core Exynos5422 Antutu result), this should provide for some extremely powerful new Samsung ARM Powered Chromebooks! Samsung also announced the 6-core Exynos5260 with 2 big ARM Cortex-A15 cores and 4 LITTLE ARM Cortex-A7 cores, a design that may feed well for the mid-range market perhaps also better for Android Smartphone usage scenarios while the Exynos5422 may be best on Chromebooks that may need higher burst performance. The Samsung Exynos5422 is going to ship in the newly announced $399 Samsung Chromebook 2 with a 13.3″ FHD display, 4GB RAM, 16GB Flash and an ultra-thin and light form factor for a laptop.

Jolla Phone on Sailfish OS, the Meego successor

Posted by – March 1, 2014

Since 2011, many of the MeeGo team left Nokia to form Jolla, a Finnish company that wants to make phones based on their Sailfish OS. Sailfish OS is what’s left of Nokia and Intel’s MeeGo and the N9 mobile phone, the Sailfish software is based on the open-sourced components of MeeGo, while the Sailfish user interface is closed-source and had to be developed from scratch. Sailfish is compatible with some Android apps done in collaboration with the creators of Alien Dalvik, the Myriad Group, known for running Android apps with the Nokia N9. At their MWC booth, Jolla shows Sailfish OS running on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.

$60 MT8312 7″, $240 Exynos5410 9.7″ Retina by Kente

Posted by – February 1, 2014

Kente shows their latest tablets, PC monitors and more.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

Shenzhen Urbetter Samsung Exynos5 PCB Design House

Posted by – January 29, 2014

Shenzhen Urbetter is a Samsung Exyns5410 (and perhaps now also Exynos5420) PCB Design House out of Shenzhen China. Here’s a tour of their PCB Design house in Shenzhen, where PCB designers,. software programmers and others work. 100 people work in this PCB Design House established in 2007. Always specialized in using the latest Samsung SoC, their PCB Designs are used in several Shenzhen Exynos5 tablet designs like the ones from Tomato and other.

Meizu MX3, Exynos5410, 5.1″ 1080p $363

Posted by – January 22, 2014

Here’s the latest high-end phone from Meizu, using the Samsung Exynos5410 Octa Core ARM Cortex-A15/A7, the 5.1″ Full HD display is made by Sharp, Bose audio and the camera is the best available from Sony. 2GB RAM. Meizu has 600 retail stores all over China, selling through operators, online and through retail chains. Meizu will come with MX4G and at least one other new flagship device during this year, Meizu sells millions of their phones in China each year, now expanding towards the worldwide market.

You can find out more on Meizu’s website: http://en.meizu.com/products/mx3-product.html

Hank Exynos 5410 Octa Core Tablet

Posted by – January 12, 2014

Hank is showing their Samsung based solutions, including Exynos5410 Octa Core, Exynos4412 Quad-core and more. They sell 40-50K tablets per month. They also work on HDMI cables for installations requiring long high quality cables for commercial purpose.

Contact Hank (serious importers/distributors only please, tell them you watched the video):
Hank Electronics Co Ltd
Kevin Zhou, Regional Manager
Mobile: +86 18098975717
Phone: +86 75582537027
Skype: kevin.hank
kevin@hank-tech.com

http://www.hank-tech.com

Wolfgang Helfricht, ARM Physical IP Advanced Products Marketing Director

Posted by – January 5, 2014

Talking about the success story of the ARM Cortex-A7 taped out of Samsung’s 14nm LP process, a project in collaboration with Samsung, Cadence, supporting thus 14nm process node.

Team behind the Tomato T2 Exynos 5410 Octa Core tablet, fastest Shenzhen Tablet yet

Posted by – December 8, 2013

Here’s the founder and lead engineer on the Samsung Exynos 5410 based Octa Core Tablet, sold at sub-$300 prices out of Shenzhen, possibly available near-$200 if you look correctly for it. Or you may wait for a potential more stable faster Exynos 5420 device to come from this or other team.