Toshiba said it has started sample shipments of a 64-gigabyte (GB) embedded NAND flash memory module with a UFS I/F interface. The module is fully compliant with the JEDEC UFS Ver.1.1 standard and is designed for application in a wide range of digital consumer products, including smartphones, tablet PCs.
Samples are mainly intended for evaluation of UFS I/F and its protocol in host chipsets and by OS vendors. Toshiba to schedule mass-production and other densities in its line-up according to market demand.
The JEDEC UFS Ver.1.1 compliant interface handles essential functions, including writing block management, error correction and driver software. It simplifies system development, allowing manufacturers to minimize development costs and speed up time to market for new and upgraded products.
UFS I/F has a serial I/F. It has the scalability in number of lanes and speed.
The new products are sealed in a small FBGA package, 12x16x1.2mm, and have a signal layout compliant with JEDEC UFS Ver.1.1.