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Samsung makes OneNAND source code available

Posted: 24 Feb 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Sean Shim  Samsung Electronics  driver source code  OneNAND  fusion flash memory 

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has reported middle of this week (Feb. 22) it has made the driver source code for its OneNAND fusion flash memory solution publicly available.

Samsung is making the code available to mobile systems designers that use the Linux 2.6 operating system available for download on both its website and that of the Linux/Open Source community.

"Open source code has become one of the main forces driving the accelerated pace at which consumers are embracing mobility, so our decision to make OneNAND available for open designs should be very well-received," said Jon Kang, SVP of technical services at Samsung Semiconductor Inc., a Samsung affiliate.

OneNAND's architecture features a single-level-cell NAND core with SRAM and logic elements to emulate a NOR Flash interface. The memory solution provides a sustained data read speed of 108 megabytes per second—four times faster than conventional NAND flash memory. Write speed is 10 megabytes per second—reportedly 60 times faster than multi-level-cell NOR flash memory.

Samsung also has OneNAND drivers available for Microsoft OSs.

- Sean Shim
EE Times

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