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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 A is a high-performance tablet architecture with discrete-type Application (AP) and Baseband Processor (BB).This architecture’s advantage is the use of eMCP that, with its more simplified manufacturing, substantially reduces the amount of space needed.The eMCP establishes a single-chip Mobile DRAM to the BB with eMMC enclosed as a single package, avoiding difficult SiP or PoP to the BB.

Space Saving B architecture eMCP (DRAM+Storage) Solution

Space B features a discrete DRAM and Storage module with independent AP and BB modules.Space B secures high performance by seamless flow of interaction between the AP and BB.

Space Saving C architecture eMCP (DRAM+Storage)  Solution

Space C features the simplest, most fundamental structure best suited to fast Smartphone development.
With a one-chip mobile processor supporting both AP and BB, this architecture utilizes eMCP for both system and storage memory, thus saving internal space.

Common A architecture Mobile DRAM Storage Solution

3G/4G-capable Common A is a high-performance tablet architecture with separate discrete Application (AP) and Baseband (BB) processors.
BB is integrated with communication purposed DRAM as In-System Memory (ISM).Mobile DRAM is linked to AP either in discrete or Package over Package (PoP) solutions, offering the user structural simplicity.

Common B architecture Mobile DRAM Storage Solution

Common B tablet architecture features the most complicated structure, with the communication purposed DRAM linked to BB as System-In-Package (SiP) or discrete package.

Common C architecture Mobile DRAM Storage Solution

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

WiFi architecture Mobile DRAM Storage Solution

Wi-Fi architecture is the simplest structure available for tablet PCs.It offers communication via Wi-Fi only, limiting internet access.