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Smart Phones

Overview

Mobile (or cellular) phones have become one of the most common communications devices in everyday use.Apart from simple voice calls, today's mobile phones are capable of offering many other services, such as text and multimedia messaging, entertainment (playback of stored music and FM radio), and photography.High-end mobile phones, which run on specially designed technology platforms and contain advanced computing and connectivity features (such as Internet and email access), are generally known as smartphones.With advances in all fields of technology, the line between a normal phone and a smartphone has blurred significantly.
Samsung is the industry leader when it comes to supplying components for mobile phones - from the most basic, entry-level instruments, to the most advanced, multi-functional handsets that are complete computers in themselves.OEMs and designers across the globe rely on Samsung for world-class devices and components, such as memory, processors, and displays, to bring their designs to market in the shortest time and at the lowest cost.

Samsung provides solutions for smartphones across a broad range of component segments.The following block diagram shows the architecture of a typical smartphone.Blue-shaded blocks represent components offered by Samsung.Click on a block and information about that component will appear below the diagram.

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Space Saving A architecture Mobile DRAM eMCP (DRAM+Storage) Solution

Space Saving A type is a high-performance supported architecture with discrete-type Application (AP) and Baseband Processors (BB).The advantage of this architecture is the use of eMCP that, with more simplified manufacturing, substantially reduces the amount of space used.

Space B features a discrete DRAM and Storage module with independent AP and BB modules.

Space Saving B architecture eMCP (DRAM+Storage) Solution

Space Saving B architecture features a discrete DRAM and Storage module with independent AP and BB modules.The type secures high performance via seamless flow of interaction between AP and BB.

Space Saving C architecture eMCP (DRAM+Storage) Solution

Space saving C type architecture features the simplest, most fundamental structure that is best-fitted for fast smartphone development.

With a one-chip mobile processor supporting both AP and BB, this type utilizes eMCP for both system and storage memory, saving internal space.

Common A architecture Mobile DRAM Storage Solution

Common Type A is a high-performance architecture with separate discrete Application (AP) and Baseband (BB) Processors.

BB is integrated with communication purposed DRAM as In-System Memory (ISM).The Mobile DRAM is then linked to AP in either a discrete or Package over Package (PoP) solution.

This architecture is used for simpler system composition.

Common B architecture Mobile DRAM Storage Solution

Common B Type is a high-performance architecture with discrete-type Application (AP) and Baseband (BB) Processors.This architecture features the most complicated structure, with the communication-purpose DRAM linked to BB as either a System-In-Package (SIP) or a discrete package.

Mobile DRAM for AP is added as either a PoP or discrete solution with separate space for storage.

Common C architecture Mobile DRAM Storage Solution

Common C type architecture can be supported only with a one-chip mobile processor with integrated AP and BB.Due to this restriction, this type features the simplest structure among high-end systems, sharing the same Mobile DRAM for both AP and BB.