Q4.11: Next Gen Mobile Storage – UFS

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Resource: Q4.11
Name: Next Gen Mobile Storage – UFS
Date: 28-11-2011
Speaker: Yejin Moon

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Q4.11: Next Gen Mobile Storage – UFS

  1. 1. 1 / ? Samsung Proprietary Next Gen. Mobile Storage – UFS 2011.11.01 Yejin Moon Product Planning Team Semiconductor Division SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS Co., LTD
  2. 2. Contents 1 2 3 Industry Movement for Mobile Storage What’s UFS Host Emulator
  3. 3. 3 /20 Samsung Proprietary Storage I/F Long-term Trend Application 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 x86 Laptop (2.5”) Ultra-Thin (mSATA ULT) Tablet ARM Tablet / Smartphone SATA3.0 (600MB/s) SATAe (PCIe) (PCIe 3.0 1GB/s) SATA3.0 SATAe (PCIe) eMMC (v4.4 : 100MB/s  v4.5: 200MB/s) UFS (v1.1: ~300MB/s  v2.0: >600MB/s ) NVMe (PCIe) NVMe (PCIe) PCIe and UFS will be dominant due to better scalability & more features • SSD will move to PCIe for Highest throughput & lowest latency • UFS is scalable ; Frequency scaling up & Multi-lane support New
  4. 4. 4 /20 Samsung Proprietary Next Generation Mobile Storage Applications drive performance (RT Apps Seamless Connectivity) Higher IOPS and lower latency are required for Smartphone/Tablet. • eMMC 4.x has some limits to compete the highest number now New I/F protocol and architecture should be introduced MB/s Seq. Read 25 75 100 eMMC4.4 150 eMMC 4.5 eMMC 4.4 50 eMMC4.4 3Q11.2Q 4Q 12.2Q 33 60 85 150 IOPS Ran. Write 100 250 500 750 3Q11.2Q 4Q 12.2Q 2Q 1000 600 220 120 1K 157 % 400 % eMMC Performance Roadmap ’12 ~’13 eStorage Interface B/W Requirement @ Smartphone A 300 MB/s ~1GB/s 667MB/s 667MB/s 300 MB/s 200MB/s ’12~‘13‘14 ‘12 ‘13 ‘12 ‘13 ‘12 ‘13 200MB/s 250 UFS 1.1 250 12.2Q 2K 100 MB/s 2000 eMMC4.4 eMMC 4.5 eMMC 4.4 eMMC4.4 UFS 1.1 eMMC 4.5 B C D
  5. 5. 5 /20 Samsung Proprietary Samsung Forecast of eStorage Migration Market will migrate to UFS from High-end to Mid/Low-end market. • Phase1(2013~2014): Introducing to High-end market • Phase2(2014~): Expanding to Mid/Low-end market Application 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SAMSUNG UFS Tablet High Mid- Low Smartphone High Mid- Low Game CS,4Q eMMC UFSeMMC Optimistic view Conservative view UFS 1.1
  6. 6. 6 /20 Samsung Proprietary UFS Schedule UFS 1.1 Density 16GB ~ 64GB CS Schedule ’12.4Q Interface Speed 3Gbps Package size 11.5 x 13 Performance Seq. Read 250MB/s Seq. Write 75MB/s Ran. Read 10K IOPS Ran. Write 2.5K IOPS Application 2012 2013 2014 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q SAMSUNG UFS AP (w/ UFS support) CS UFS 1.1 B C D ES CS ES E A Host Driver
  7. 7. Contents 1 2 3 Industry Movement for Mobile Storage What’s UFS Host Emulator
  8. 8. 8 /20 Samsung Proprietary UFS Leverages High-Performance Standards Designed from the ground-up to meet future mobile platform needs • eMMC4.5 features and more (Asynch, Commands Queuing etc) • Utilize MIPI M-PHY and Unipro standards for Physical/Link Layers • Mobile Specific Serial Interface (Low Standby with PLL off & Fast wake-up) • Flexible Speed Modes and Gears • Utilize SCSI command protocol in operation Configuration flexibility with seamless high IOPS performance • Full utilization of multiple NAND operation • Any heterogeneous commands can be executed in parallel • Command can be transferred during other command’s operation Extendable performance with multi-lanes providing many years of runway • 3Gbps  6Gbps • 1 Lane  Multi-Lane
  9. 9. 9 /20 Samsung Proprietary Functional Features Similar functional features as eMMC & more • Support for boot partitions and Boot Operation Mode • Supports multiple data partitions (LUNs) with management of p artition attributes • Write Protection options, including Permanent & Power-On Writ e Protection • Secure operations, Purge and Erase to enhance data security • Support RPMB security function • HW Reset Signal • Support command queuing, asynchronous/out-of-order comma nd execution
  10. 10. 10 /20 Samsung Proprietary Layered Architecture Command Protocol Layer: • Supports SCSI as primary CMDs thru Application Layer • Compliance with T10 SPC, SBC and SAM UFS Transport Layer: • Defined by JEDEC UFS specification Data Link Layer: MIPI UniPro v1.4 • The Unified Protocol (UniPro) defines a layered protocol for interconnecting devices and components within mobile device systems Electrical Interface PHY Layer: MIPI M-PHY v1.0 • M-PHY is a low-power differential signal serial interface technology with high bandwidth capabilities, which is particularly developed for mobile applications to obtain low pin count combined with very good power efficiency M-PHY SAM Compliant Application Layer UFS Command Set (UCS) Task Manager UFS Transport Protocol Layer (UTP) Device Manager UniPro UFS Interconnect Layer (UIC) UDM_SAP UIO_SAP UTP_CMD_SAP UTP_TM_SAP UIC_SAP
  11. 11. 11 /20 Samsung Proprietary UFS Host Application Driver UFS Driver UFS Host Controller UFS Host Reg UFS Device Device Level Managing Storage Descriptors LU-0 LU-N Storage Control ConfigREF_CLK RESET_n DOUT_t DOUT_c DIN_t DIN_c UIC MIPIUniProSM MIPIM-PHYSM UIC MIPIUniProSM MIPIM-PHYSM UFS System Model M-PHY, UniPro UTP, SCSI UFS HCI • Abstraction for underlying HW architecture • Management of DMA & queue • Bus/link management • Power management
  12. 12. 12 /20 Samsung Proprietary SCSI compliance UFS requires a little or none on OS & Applications Only required change will be the UFS host device driver and the UFS HCI driver Application Compliant with SCSI & eMMC I/O Manager File System Storage Class Driver UFS Device Driver UFS HCI Host Controller S/W H/W UFS Device Compliant with eMMC 4.5 features Compliant with SCSI New Software driver - developed by UFSA Standard HCI and Device drivers
  13. 13. 13 /20 Samsung Proprietary Better throughput with better utilization Synchronous RDHost RD StorageWR WR CMD RSPData CMD RSP WR RD Data Host eMMC Read while Write (Full duplex) Host Storage RX TX RX TXRD WR RX TX RX TX RD WR RD RD WR WR RD WR RD WR RD WR WR Dual Write (Multi Lane) UFS Asynchronous, out of order WR Data Data Data WR WR RD WR WR RD Host WR Data Low Latency for Priority Request Better throughput (Simultaneous read and write) Single Thread Operation
  14. 14. 14 /20 Samsung ProprietaryCase 1 : Multi-Threaded applications <Key Assumptions: Write takes 3x longer than read. Write-through mode. No storage cache available> Time Thread A Thread B Thread D Thread C WorkLoad Time UFS SATA W W R R R R W R R R #1 #2 #3 #4 NAND RW W W R R W W R R R R R R R R W W W#1 #2 #3 #4 NAND W W R R RR R R R R R R R R R Tx Rx Tx Rx R Host I/F Host I/F Waiting for completion of write Long idle (Write delayed) Simultaneous Tx/Rx possible – Full duplex Barrier Full utilization of multiple NAND operation • UFS : Any heterogeneous commands can be executed in parallel - Command can be transferred during other command’s operation • SATA: Parallel execution but limited by SATA protocol Normalized Throughput UFS vs SSD QuadRant_IO x1.79 RL_Bench x1.94 Web Browsing x2.49
  15. 15. 15 /20 Samsung Proprietary Time Worst UX : Request delay due to Storage Write Busy. Better User Experience: High Priority LU for time-critical application Case 2 : Simultaneous operations for Multi-tasking Suspended SuspendedSuspended UFS SATA Partition 0 (High Priority LU) Partition 1 Single Partition App Download App Install App Download App Download App Install Video Playing Video Playing App Install Delayed Start Delayed Completion Failed to meet deadline Camera ShootingEvents Video Playing Camera Shooting Camera Shooting Video Playing Video Playing App Install Code execution Code execution Code execution Long write Media data read request Media data read Pending over 100ms Write Issue Write Completion eMMC4.5 (HPI)
  16. 16. 16 /20 Samsung Proprietary Key Features Comparison eMMC4.5 UFS SATA Interface Operation - Full Duplex , DFS Dual Simplex Future Expandability N/A 6Gbps ~10Gbps, Multi-Lane 6Gbps H/W reset Yes Yes No Alternative Boot Yes Yes No  Rom Multi-Partition Yes(4) Yes(8) No Security feature Trim Yes Yes Yes Discard Yes Yes No RPMB Yes Yes No Secure Erase Sanitize Sanitize No Secure Trim Performance Feature High Priority Interrupt Yes Yes (LU/Queue) No Back Ground Operation Yes Yes No Operation Mode Sync Async Async Packed CMD Yes Command Queuing Command Queuing Data Tag Yes Yes No Context ID Yes Yes No Cache Operation Yes Yes Yes Reliability Dynamic Capacity Yes Yes No Power off notification Yes Yes No Real Time Clock Yes Yes No eMMC & UFS are good fits for mobile . SATA is a good fit for PC, needs significant features for smart phone.
  17. 17. 17 /20 Samsung Proprietary Performance & Power Consumption Comparison Random performance of UFS & SATA is improved by Command Queuing. Active Power is dominated by the NAND Device. eMMC & UFS are better than SATA in Standby Power. eMMC4.5 UFS1.1 eSSD Process 65nm 40nm 40nm Life time 2012~2013 2013~2014 2013~2014 Architecture 1ch 4way 2ch 2way 2ch 2way Density 32GB 32GB 32GB Performance Seq. Read 150MB/s 250MB/s 250MB/s Seq. Write 70MB/s 75MB/s 75MB/s Ran. Read 4.2K *1 10K*2 8K*3 Ran. Write 1K *1 2.5K*2 2K*3 Power Active(W)** 1.11 1.14 1.2 Stby(mW) (25℃) 0.3 0.51 20**  ~3**** Wake up ms <5 <5 <20 *1 Assuming that using Packed command & Cache mode *2 Assuming that using UFS Command Queue (1MB SRAM) , Data Tag feature *3 Assuming that using SATA NCQ (1MB SRAM) * Toggle DDR2.0 MAX operation current is 80mA, 2ch 2way [320mA(3V)/960mW] ** SATA Slumber *** SATA DEVSLP mode
  18. 18. Contents 1 2 3 Industry Movement for Mobile Storage What’s UFS Host Emulator
  19. 19. 19 /20 Samsung Proprietary Test Framework SW for UFS UFS Device FPGA Board / Real UFS Device UFS Host FPGA Board UniPro FTL UniPro Test Suite (Total 365 test cases based on UFS Spec v1.1 ) UFSHCI HIL Samsung Test Framework Windows/PC Supplied Windows Services Storport Miniport Driver (UFS DD) File System Storport Driver PCIe Bus Driver PCIe I/F PCIe I/F UFS Host Controller M-PHY UFS I/F M-PHYPCIe Lane SATA Cable UTP Samsung UFS H/W & S/W Development 1. Packet Analyzer 2. Packet Interpreter 3. IOMeter 1. CMD test 2. Conformance test 3. User-defined test UFS Virtual Host : Virtual Test Framework Virtual host system compliant with UFS 1.1. Help device development possible w/o host • Provide the FW development & Protocol /Command verification environment

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