Toshiba's New Multi Chip Package Integrates Gigabyte-Class ...
June 2006 Ref: 5670
Toshiba’s New Multi Chip Package Integrates
Gigabyte-Class NAND Flash Memory with SD Controller
2GB Capacity and SD Interface Achieved on a Single Package
Toshiba Electronics Europe today announced the introduction of multi-chip
package (MCP) memory that, in addition to standard MCP memory devices,
integrates a gigabyte-class NAND flash memory with an SD card interface
controller. The new MCP significantly strengthens the capacity and
versatility of Toshiba’s line-up of large capacity MCP memories for mobile
phones, and will go into mass production in August 2006.
The new memory incorporates a new NAND flash memory that has a
capacity range of up to 2GB, and that also integrates a controller supporting
an SD card interface. The new chip stores the user’s data, such as music
files and digital photos. It can be integrated into an MCP that stacks
standard MCP memory for mobile phones, including LP SDRAM + NAND
flash memory and PSRAM + NOR flash memory.
The first MCP with the new gigabyte-class NAND flash memory and SD
controller also integrates an LP SDRAM as working memory and standard
NAND flash memory for storing program data. Each chip is available in a
range of capacities, allowing combinations that meet a diverse range of
customer requirements. Future MCP will combine gigabyte-class NAND
flash memory with PSRAM and NOR flash memory.
Mobile phones increasingly offer advanced multimedia functions, such as
high resolution cameras and music players, but real usability also requires
larger memory capacities able to store high resolution digital photos and
hours of music. This is fuelling demand for MCP packages that can stack
multiple, high performance memories in a minimized space. Toshiba’s new
MCP memories meet this demand by stacking a large capacity NAND flash
memory and SD card controller with standard MCP memories. The
integration of the memory components into a single package maximizes
data storage capacity with minimum space requirements.
With the new MCP memories, mobile phone owners can get the most out of
2- and 3-megapixel cameras and enjoy a great deal of music; the new 2GB
MCP memory can store up to 35 hours of music recorded at a bit rate of
128kbps. The memories can also incorporate three memory interfaces in a
single package, such as LP SDRAM, standard NAND flash memory and an
SD card controller interface.
Outline of new products
Memory size Expected production volume
512Mb / 1Gb / 512MByte
512Mb / 1Gb / 1GByte
512Mb / 1Gb / 2GByte
512Mb / 2Gb / 512MByte
512Mb / 2Gb / 1GByte
512Mb / 2Gb / 2GByte 500,000 pcs per month in
1Gb / 1Gb / 512MByte total
1Gb / 1Gb / 1GByte
1Gb / 1Gb / 2GByte
1Gb / 2Gb / 512MByte
1Gb / 2Gb / 1GByte
1Gb / 2Gb / 2GByte
*GBNAND™ is a trade mark of gigabyte-class NAND flash memory with an SD card
Product: MCP memory integrating NAND flash memory with
Interface: SRAM interface or LP SDRAM interface
Interface for standard NAND flash
SD Memory Card standard compatible
Power supply voltage: PSRAM / NOR flash/ LP SDRAM: 1.7 – 1.9V
NAND: 1.7 – 1.9V or 2.7 – 3.6V
Gigabyte NAND: 2.7 – 3.6V
Compatible standard: SD Memory Card standard compatible
Exterior dimensions: 12.0mm (W) x 18.0mm (L) x 1.2mm (H)
Weight: Approximately 0.5g
Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic
components, consumer products and power systems. The company’s integration of
these wide-ranging capabilities assures its position as an innovator in advanced
components, products and systems. Toshiba has more than 165,000 employees
worldwide and annual sales of over US$54 billion (FY2004).
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European Headquarters for the electronic
components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is the world's fourth largest
semiconductor vendor according to estimates by Dataquest.
Providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales, TEE was formed in 1973 in
Neuss, Germany. The company now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany and
subsidiaries in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Company president is Mr Shikama and the total number of personnel in Europe is
Toshiba Electronics Europe offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product
lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs, ASSPs and display products
for automotive, multimedia, consumer, telecoms and networking applications. The
company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions.
For more company information visit Toshiba's web site at
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Tel: +49 (0) 211 5296 0 Fax: +49 (0) 211 5296 79254
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