Samsung announces New 45nm Application Processor for Next Generation Consumer Electronic Devices
Samsung 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). 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’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