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Toshiba Starts Sample Shipment of Industry's First[1] Embedded NAND Flash Memory Modules

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has started sample shipments of a 64-gigabyte (GB) embedded NAND flash memory module, the first in the industry equipped with a UFS I/F. The module is fully compliant with the JEDEC UFS Ver.1.1 standard[3] and is designed for application in a wide range of digital consumer products, including smartphones, tablet PCs.

Toshiba Corporation announced that it has started sample shipments of a 64-gigabyte (GB) embedded NA ...

Toshiba Corporation announced that it has started sample shipments of a 64-gigabyte (GB) embedded NAND flash memory module, the first in the industry equipped with a UFS I/F. (Photo: Business Wire)

Samples are mainly intended for evaluation of UFS I/F and its protocol in host chipsets and by OS vendors.

Demand continues to grow for large density, high-performance chips that support high resolution video, driven by improved data-processing speeds in host chipsets and wider bandwidths for wireless connectivity.

Toshiba has proved itself an innovator in this key area, and is now reinforcing its leadership by being first in the industry to support samples with a 64GB UFS module.

Toshiba will schedule mass-production and other densities in its line-up according to market demand.



Part Number   Density   Package   Sample shipment

169Ball 12×16×1.2mm FBGA

  January 2013

Key Features

  1. The JEDEC UFS Ver.1.1 compliant interface handles essential functions, including writing block management, error correction and driver software. It simplifies system development, allowing manufacturers to minimize development costs and speed up time to market for new and upgraded products.
  2. UFS I/F has a serial I/F. It has the scalability in number of lanes and speed[4].
  3. The new products are sealed in a small FBGA package, 12x16x1.2mm, and have a signal layout compliant with JEDEC UFS Ver.1.1.


  For embedded NAND flash memory modules. Source: Toshiba, as of February 2013.
[2] Universal Flash Storage is a product category for a class of embedded memory products built to the JEDEC UFS standard specification.
[3] JEDEC UFS Ver.1.1 standard has already been published. The Ver.2.0 standard is now under discussion by JEDEC.
[4] JEDEC UFS Ver.2.0 standard will support multiple-lane and I/F speed.


Interface   JEDEC UFS Version 1.1 standard
Power Supply Voltage 2.7V to 3.6V (Memory core)

1.70V to 1.95V (Controller core)

1.10V to 1.30V (UFS I/F signals)

Number of lane Downstream 1lane / Upstream 1lane
I/F Speed 2.9Gbps/lane
Temperature range -25degrees to +85degrees Celsius
Package   169Ball 12x16x1.2mm FBGA,

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

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