Intel Announces First Volume Shipments Of 65nm NOR Flash MLC Products
Intel Corporation announced today the industryís first volume shipments of 65-nanometer NOR flash Multi-Level Cell products, including the industryís first 65nm 1-gigabit monolithic part for cell phones. These new products are based on Intelís StrataFlash Cellular Memory (M18) architecture and are drop-in compatible with Intelís 90nm-based flash chips.
Targeted for multimedia phones with mega-pixel cameras, video and high-speed data capabilities, the single chip, 1Gb MLC NOR aligns nicely with next-generation phones coming to market.
The new 65nm NOR MLC parts from Intel offer read speeds of up to 133 MHz, improved write speeds of up to 1.0MB/sec for faster response times and storage capabilities for 4 mega-pixel cameras and MPEG-4 video. The write speed improvement on the 65nm version is twice as fast as Intelís previous product. Battery life is also extended through low power consumption, 1.8-volt operation and a deep power-down mode.
Intel also continues to work closely with a variety of cellular companies to ensure quick adoption of this new family of products. The M18 is validated on the top 10 chipsets in the market and offers third-party software support for added OEM flexibility.
This new product family is based on an ongoing cellular memory architecture collaboration between Intel and STMicroelectronics. This collaboration assures cell phone makers of a common architecture with standard memory interfaces and configurations, as well as offers multi-source supply of fast-performing, high-density, low-power chips.
Source: Intel Corporation
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