Seoul Korea, July, 2003 - Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd., has announced the S3C2440, the worlds
fastest mobile CPU. The new mobile CPU will drive the emergence
of new services, functions and multimedia content for mobile handheld
devices such as PDAs and smartphones.
Samsung has exceeded Intel's previous record of
400MHZ by developing the world's fastest mobile processor, with
a core speed of 533MHz.
The increasing popularity of mobile applications is driving
the demand for high-performance, low-power mobile processors,
said Vice President Yun-tae Lee of the Mobile Design Project
Team at SOC R&D Center, Samsung Electronics. Samsung
developed its newest 533MHz processor using its unique high-speed
process and low-power design technology in conjunction with an
optimized power management methodology that enables high performance
operation from a minimal power source.
The S3C2440 enables value-added end-user features such as camera
interface, TFT & STN LCD display support, SD/MMC/SDIO, USB
host and device, and touch screen interface. By providing a comprehensive
set of common system peripherals, the S3C2440 reduces overall
system costs and eliminates the need to configure additional components.
The S3C2440 CPU supports major operating systems including Microsoft
Windows CE, Palm OS, Symbian and Linux. The device also offers
the advantages of a built-in NAND flash boot loader so that high-density
NAND flash memory can be used without having to install an additional
The S3C2440 features an ARM920T core, a 16/32-bit RISC microprocessor
for high performance in a small form-factor and a low core voltage
of 1.3V. In addition, it is developed using 0.13um CMOS standard
cell and a memory compiler and adopts Advanced Microcontroller
Bus Architecture (AMBA).
A recent Gartner Dataquest forecast reveals the global application/
multimedia processor market is expected to reach 25 million units
in 2003 and leap to 170 million units by 2007. SAMSUNGs
high-speed, low-power mobile S3C2440 CPU is sampling now in 533MHz,
400MHz, and 300MHz versions and will be in mass production from