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Samsung announced that it is now shipping 1 and 2 gigabyte (GB) samples of moviNAND – an embedded combination of NAND flash memory, a multimedia card (MMC) controller and onboard firmware – to leading manufacturers of mobile products.

moviNAND satisfies all of the major architectural concerns of mobile device designers with its high-speed, high capacity and extremely small form factor. moviNAND is smaller than competing devices being marketed and takes advantage of its high-performance MMC (multimedia card) interface to provide the fastest mobile data processing possible at 52 megabytes per second.

As an embedded memory card, Samsung’s moviNAND makes it unnecessary to have an external memory card slot in mobile devices. Another option is to use the embedded flash with a removable MMC card to enable a virtually unlimited amount of higher storage capacity.

Mass production of moviNAND in 1 and 2 GB densities starts this month, 512MB and 4GB densities should be available by the end of this year.

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Samsung Electronics introduced the largest Mobile TV based on terrestrial DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) with a screen size of 10 inches to provide viewing excitement on the move. This Mobile TV will open up the era where everyone will have their own TV – one for each person.

The design of the new Mobile TV is in line with the “sensitivity design” of the company’s R7 LCD TV (Bordeaux) series. As for features, it provides high-quality video and audio based on excellent mobile receiving characteristics. It is expected to be used as a mobile digital TV at home, where it provides great picture quality free of network connections.

The largest among Mobile TVs, the 10 inch screen is configured for the 16:9 aspect ratio that is optimal for showing digital broadcasting. MP3 and digital photo viewing functions are added, and connection to an external HDD is provided for playing downloaded multimedia content.

Specifications
Concept: 10.2 inch Mobile TV
Supported formats: Movie – MPEG-1/2/4, Divx, Xvid, WMA, etc.; Music – MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, AC3; Photo – JPEG, PNG, BMP
Interface: USB 2.0 (Host/Slave), SD/MMC
Resolution: 800 x 480
Battery: Rechargeable Battery (Lithium-Polymer)
Contrast Ratio: 400:1
Sound: 2 x 1W Internal Speaker
Other Functions: Built in Flash Player, e-Book Reader, TV Recording, Remote Control

No word on pricing and availability of the portable TV yet.

More information about all of Samsung’s products…

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Samsung announced that a 4GB solid state disk (SSD) is now being readied for production. The SSD is designed to serve as a high speed NAND flash cache for notebooks and PCs in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

The device – compatible with Windows ReadyBoost, a new Windows Vista feature that uses flash memory to improve system responsiveness – enables users to avoid the hundreds of annoying multi-second delays they experience every day when moving within and between frequently used applications.

“By caching Hard Drive data using Samsung’s flash SSD and the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, a typical user will see performance gains that will make working with their PC lightning fast,” said Don Barnetson, Director, Flash Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

The Windows ReadyBoost feature of the Windows Vista operating system will intelligently populate the SSD with the data a user needs before they ask for it. It readies a user’s favorite applications and data in the background, accelerating everyday actions such as starting applications and switching users. When a user requests that data, rather than being limited to servicing 100-200 requests per second (as with a traditional HDD), Samsung’s SSD can service up to 5000 request per second, virtually eliminating data seek delays. The 4GB SSD can work in tandem with a hybrid hard drive, coming into play as a secondary source of cached data.

Samsung’s new performance booster can be located virtually anywhere on the motherboard and is connected through the ATA port. The flash cache compliments DRAM and because Windows Vista automatically compresses all data stored in a ReadyBoost device, the 4 gigabyte drive would, in practice, act as up to 8 gigabytes of user data.

The new device will also be used in separate applications unrelated to Windows Vista such as for special industrial needs.

For mor information about the 4GB Solid State Disk by Samsung…


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