Samsung has announced that it has begun the volume production of its new superfast memory for smartphones and tablet. The eMMC Pro Class 1500 reportedly reaches sequantial reading and writing speeds of respectively 140 Mb/s and 50 MB/s, while for random reading and writing operations, scores of 3500 and 1500 IOPS are reached. With these numbers, the new eMMC would be four times as fast as its predecessors.
Apart from the increased performance, the new memory is both thinner and lighter as well, partly thanks to the use of 20 nm transistors. Samsung's eMMC memory consists of a number of layer 64 Gbit NAN with a DDR 2.0-interface and its own controller and firmware. For now, Samsung will retail the cards in capacities of 16, 32 and 64 GB, corresponding to respectively 2, 4 or 8 layers. Even the largest capacity chip is no more than 1.2 millimetres thick, weighing just 0.6 grams.
Samsung's eMMC Pro Class 1500 is the first of its kind to support the latest JEDEC eMMC 4.5 standard, which should increase the performance, efficiency, security and reliability of the platform. An SDR-200 interface is used, which provides a bandwidth of up to 200 MB/s. Features such as cache handling, file cleaning and power-off notifications have also been implemented.
Samsung reports that the memory is meant for the next generation of mobile devices, which thanks to the new eMMC memory, will be both thinner and faster.