Samsung has kicked off its mass-production efforts for ultra-fast flash memory, in 16, 32 and 64 GB densities, for Android-powered smartphones and tablets. The Samsung eMMC (Embedded Multimedia Card) Pro Class 1500 claims the industry’s quickest speeds for an embedded memory device – reading data at up to 140 MB/s and writing it at up to 50 MB/s. It can also process up to 3500/1500 IOPS (inputs and outputs per second) for random reading and writing, which is four times as fast as its predecessor.
The eMMC Pro Class 1500 should improve system performance, and thus user experience, for functions like web browsing, 3D/HD video capture/playback, multi-tasking, augmented reality and graphically-rich gaming. The package uses Samsung’s 64 Gb NAND with a toggle DDR 2.0 interface based on a 20 nanometer class process technology. The NAND memory features its own high-end controller and management firmware as well. The Pro Class 1500 is also the first to support the newest JEDEC e-MMC v4.5 specification that helps improve performance, efficiency, security, reliability, cache handling, dynamic handling, file sanitizing, and power-off notification. The 64GB capacity eMMC can store 16,000 MP3 files in a single unit, but weighs only 0.6 grams and measures just 1.2mm thick – complying with the market’s desire for super thin, light-weight devices.