Samsung reporting that it has developed a prototype fusion memory chip. This device can significantly increase the data processing speed between processors in mobile applications. Samsung's new fusion solution OneDRAM is going to be specified in the design of handsets, game consoles and in other digital applications, especially those that use 3-dimensional graphics.
This device is a result of a rapidly increasing demand for multimedia features in mobile applications, thus designers have been specifying the use of two separate processors – a communication processor and a media processor.
OneDRAM channels data between the processors through a single chip eliminating the need to also specify DRAM and SRAM chips for buffer memory. The OneDRAM reduces power consumption by 30 percent, lessens the number of chips needed and minimizes area coverage by 50 percent, resulting in a five-fold increase in the speed of cell phone and gaming console operations, longer battery life and slimmer handset designs. A single OneDRAM can replace, at least, two mobile memories in high-end smart phones and other multimedia-rich handsets.
Samsung says OneDRAM is going to be introduced in handsets by the second half of 2007.