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TOSHIBA LAUNCHES LARGEST DENSITY EMBEDDED NAND FLASH MEMORY DEVICES
eMMC and eSD Embedded Memories Combine Up To 32GB NAND and Controller in a Single Package
32GB NAND
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IRVINE, Calif., and TOKYO, August 7, 2008 — Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba) and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, its subsidiary in the Americas, today announced the launch of 32GB1 embedded NAND flash memory devices that offer the largest density yet announced2 plus full compliance with the eMMC™ and eSD™ standards. The embedded devices are designed for application in digital consumer products, including mobile phones, video cameras, HDTV, personal navigation devices, POS terminals, printers, and set-top boxes. Samples will be available in September 2008, and mass production will start in the fourth quarter.

The new 32GB embedded devices combine eight 32Gbit (= 4GB) NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba's cutting-edge 43nm process technology and also integrate a dedicated controller. Full compliance with JEDEC/MMCA Ver. 4.3 and SDA Ver. 2.0 high-speed memory standards for memory cards as defined by the MultiMediaCard Association and SD Card Association, respectively, supports standard interfacing and simplified embedding in products, reducing development burdens on product manufacturers.

Toshiba offers a line-up of single-package embedded NAND Flash memories which include a controller to manage basic control functions for NAND applications: LBA-NAND™ memory, which has a NAND interface; eSD large capacity chips with SD interface; and e MMC with an HS-MMC interface. This comprehensive line-up, available in densities ranging from 1GB to 32GB, supports applications in a very wide range of products.

There is growing demand for memories with a controller function that minimizes development requirements and eases integration into system designs. Toshiba has already taken steps to secure leadership in this expanding market, and the addition of higher density modules will reinforce the company's position. 

New Product Lineup:
eMMC
Product Number Capacity Package Sample Shipment Mass Production Production Scale
THGBM1G8D8EBAI2 32GB 169Ball FBGA
14x18x1.4mm
Oct., 08 4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)

1 million/ month
(Total)

THGBM1G7D8EBAI0 16GB 169Ball FBGA
12x18x1.4mm
Sept., 08 4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
THGBM1G7D4EBAI2 16GB 169Ball FBGA
14x18x1.4mm
4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
THGBM1G6D4EBAI4 8GB 169Ball FBGA
12x18x1.3mm
Sept., 08 4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
THGBM1G5D2EBAI7 4GB 169Ball FBGA
12x16x1.3mm
Sept., 08 4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
THGBM1G4D1EBAI7 2GB 169Ball FBGA
12x16x1.3mm
4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
1Q, 09
(Jan. –Mar.)
THGBM1G3D1EBAI8 1GB 169Ball FBGA
11.5x13x1.2mm
4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
1Q, 09
(Jan. –Mar.)
eSD
Product Number Capacity Package Sample Shipment Mass Production Production Scale
THGVS4G8D8EBAI2 32GB 169Ball FBGA
14x18x1.4mm
Sept., 08 4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)

500K/ month
(Total)

THGVS4G7D8EBAI0 16GB 169Ball FBGA
12x18x1.4mm
Sept., 08 4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
THGVS4G7D4EBAI2 16GB 169Ball FBGA
14x18x1.4mm
4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
THGVS4G6D4EBAI4 8GB 169Ball FBGA
12x18x1.3mm
Sept., 08 4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
THGVS4G5D2EBAI4 4GB 169Ball FBGA
12x18x1.3mm
4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
THGVS4G4D1EBAI4 2GB 169Ball FBGA
12x18x1.3mm
4Q, 08
(Oct.~Dec.)
1Q, 09
(Jan. –Mar.)
THGVS4G3D1EBAI8 1GB 169Ball FBGA
11.5x13x1.2mm
1Q, 09
(Jan. –Mar.)
1Q, 09
(Jan. –Mar.)
Key Features
  • The integrated controller, compliant with JEDEC/MMCA Ver. 4.3 and SDA Ver. 2.0, handles essential functions, including writing block management, error correction (ECC) and driver software. It simplifies system development, allowing manufacturers to minimize development costs and to improve time to market for new and upgraded products.
  • A wide product line-up supports capacities from 1 to 32GB. The high-capacity 32GB device can record up to 560 hours of data at a bit rate of 128Kbps3 and can record4 hours of full spec high definition video and 7.3 hours of standard definition video 4.
  • The 32GB device stacks eight 32Gbit (=4GB) chips fabricated with leading-edge 43nm process technology.

    32GB device structure
    SEM Photograph of 32GB device structure
Specifications eMMC
Interface JEDEC/MMCA Ver. 4.3 standard HS-MMC interface
Power Supply Voltage 2.7 to 3.6V(memory core)/ 1.7V to 1.95V (interface)
Bus width x1 / x4 / x8
Writing Speed Target 10 MB per sec/ minimum (Sequential Mode)
Target 18 MB per sec/ minimum (Sequential/Interleave Mode)**
Reading Speed Target 20 MB per sec/minimum (Sequential Mode)
Temperature -25 degrees to +85 degrees Celsius
Package 153Ball FBGA (+16 support Ball)
**Available only for THGBM1G8D8EBAI2 and THGBM1G7D4ERBAI2
Specifications eSD
Interface SDA Ver. 2.0 standard SD interface
Power Supply Voltage 2.7 to 3.6V
Bus width x1 / x4
Writing Speed SDA Standard Class 4
Reading Speed SDA standard Class 4
Temperature -25 degrees to +85 degrees Celsius
Package 153Ball FBGA (+16 support Ball)
*About Toshiba Corp. and TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, distributions and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, discrete devices, displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, digital multimedia and imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan 's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's third largest semiconductor manufacturer ( Gartner, 2007 WW Semiconductor Revenue, April 2008). For additional company and product information, please visit http://www.toshiba.com/taec/.

 

1 When used herein in relation to memory density, gigabyte and/or GB means 1,024x1,024x1,024 = 1,073,741,824 bytes. Usable capacity may be less. For details, please refer to specifications.

2As of the date of this announcement.

3For purposes of measuring data transfer rate in this context, 1 kilobit = 1,000 bits.

4HD and SD video are calculated at mean bit rates of 17 Mbps and 9 Mbps, respectively.

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications. In developing designs, please ensure that Toshiba products are used within specified operating ranges as set forth in the most recent Toshiba product specifications and the information set forth in Toshiba’s "Handling Guide for Semiconductor Devices," or "Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook." This information is available at chips.toshiba.com or from your TAEC representative.

eMMC is a trademark of the MultiMediaCard Association. LBA-NAND and eSD are trademarks of TOSHIBA Corporation All other trademarks and tradenames held within are the properties of their respective holders.

 
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