Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor
design and fabrication, today announced a broad range of cutting-edge
products-two Exynos application processors, two CMOS image sensors, an
NFC IC and a Wi-Fi chipset-for use in advanced smartphones and tablets.
These new products will be demonstrated in Samsung's booth, Hall 2,
Booth 2G40 at the Mobile World Congress, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona,
Spain, February 24-27.
Exynos Application Processors for Ultimate
Display Support, Longer Battery Life and Wider Applications
Samsung's new Exynos 5422, an advanced Exynos 5 Octa product for premium
mobile devices, is designed to support the ever-increasing needs of
high-resolution displays and complicated computation without sacrificing
battery life. This new processor is equipped with eight cores-four big
cores (ARM® Cortex®- A15™ up to 2.1 GHz) for heavy loads and four small
cores (ARM® Cortex®- A7™ up to 1.5 GHz) for lighter jobs-that deliver up
to 34 percent higher performance than in previous Exynos Octa models.
Due to Samsung's further optimized big.LITTLE™ HMP (Heterogeneous Multi
Processing) technology, any combination of up to eight cores is
engineered to provide optimum performance for any given task.
To support high-resolution displays requiring a higher rate of data
calculation and bandwidth, such as WQHD (2560 x 1440) and WQXGA (2560 x
1600), Samsung has adopted new solutions with proprietary mobile image
compression (MIC) and adaptive hibernation technology. With MIC, display
data is compressed into half to minimize memory bandwidth requirement
and uses only four MIPI lanes.
To further reduce power requirements, an adaptive hibernation algorithm
detects non-moving parts of dynamic images and freezes the data
transfer. Both technologies are implemented in conjunction with
Samsung's mobile display driver IC (S6E3HA0 for WQHD and S6E3FA2 for FHD
respectively), and save power consumption by up to 10 percent compared
with conventional technologies.
Samsung's new Exynos 5422 also delivers an outstanding multimedia
experience through advanced Multi Format Codec (MFC) that supports 4K
UHD resolution. These multimedia enhancements enable users to enjoy
life-like multimedia experience by creating and uploading richer mobile
contents with greater ease.
Exynos 5422 is developed using Samsung's advanced 28 nanometer (nm)
fabrication process node and supports HMP feature, saving overall power
consumption by up to 10 percent with improved performance compared to
mobile application processors fabricated with the 32nm process. Samples
of the processor are available now and scheduled for mass production in
the first quarter of 2014.
Another addition to te Exynos portfolio, Exynos 5 Hexa (Exynos 5260),
is designed to bring optimal performance and power efficiency required
in the increasing mid- to high-end mobile market. The new Exynos 5 Hexa
processor is powered by six CPU cores; two 1.7GHz ARM® Cortex®-A15 cores
and four 1.3GHz ARM® Cortex®-A7 cores. Along with Exynos 5 Octa
products, it adopts big.LITTLE HMP to provide the right mixture of cores
for various tasks, resulting in up to 42 percent improved performance
when compared with the previous Exynos 5 Dual products.
Equipped with an embedded Display Port (eDP) interface and memory
bandwidth supporting up to 12.8GB/s, the Exynos 5260 also supports WQXGA
(2560 x 1600) display resolution. For excellent video experience, it is
integrated with a video codec that enables Full HD (1080p) playback at
up to 60 frames-per-second (fps) with encoding and decoding of various
standards, such as H.264, MPEG4 and VP8. Exynos 5260 is currently in
16Mp and 13Mp ISOCELL CMOS Image Sensors for
High-Quality Viewing Experience
Samsung's new CMOS image sensor technology, ISOCELL, substantially
increases light sensitivity and effectively controls the collection of
electrons, resulting in higher color fidelity even in poor lighting
conditions. By incorporating ISOCELL, the image sensor will have 30
percent decrease in crosstalk; 30 percent increase in full well
capacity; and 20 percent wider chief ray angle. Using the new technology
with 1.12µm ISOCELL pixels, Samsung is introducing two new CMOS image
sensors-16 and 13Mpixel.
The 16Mpixel ISOCELL imager provides a wider, clearer viewing experience
to mobile device users by implementing a 16:9 aspect ratio, allowing for
full-size, high-resolution images and video to be displayed on screen
without field-of-view (FOV) loss. This high-speed sensor captures full
FOV 16:9 full HD (1080p) video at 60fps, and for the first time in the
industry, enables continuous shooting of all 16Mpixels at 30fps. Samples
of the 16Mpixel ISOCELL CIS are available now and scheduled for mass
production in the first quarter of 2014.
Samsung's new 13Mpixel ISOCELL CIS features Smart Wide Dynamic Range
(WDR) technology, which allows users to capture images at 30fps. With a
mosaic pattern of multiple exposures, images are then processed with an
advanced algorithm for wider dynamic range. This enables users to
capture details clearly in both bright and dark areas even in high
contrast lighting conditions. This Smart WDR feature is based on
Samsung's advanced 65nm stacked process, where the pixel array is
attached right on top of the logic circuit. Samsung's 13Mpixel product
is sampling now and is scheduled for mass production in the second
quarter of 2014.
3rd Generation NFC Chip Solution for Expanding
Mobile Payment Ecosystem
Samsung introduces its 3rd generation near field communications (NFC)
chip solution. This is the industry's first NFC IC using 45nm embedded
flash process, which enables easy and secure firmware updates as well as
low power consumption.
This new NFC solution offers handset designers more flexibility by
adopting the industry's smallest antenna with enhanced radio frequency
performance. This was made possible by Samsung's proprietary Smart
Antenna technology, which optimizes impedances of both receiving and
emitting parts respectively to improve sensitivity and power efficiency.
The NFC chip solution is currently being sampled to customers and is
scheduled for mass production in the second quarter of 2014.
Wi-Fi Solution with Low Power Consumption for
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
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.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening
new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation
and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones,
tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people
across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover
more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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