Samsung has announced its new Exynos i T100 chip that integrates a processor and memory. The solution, which is aimed at Internet of Things (IoT) devices will bolster the security and reliability of products that ship with this hardware. With more and more smart home devices coming online, maintaining good security is critical.
With the Exynos i T100, Samsung is targeting devices that need to use short-range communications. It comes with support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 and Zigbee 3.0. As the hardware integrates both the processor and memory, it allows device manufacturers to “enhance flexibility in the product development process”.
Ben Hur, senior vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics, said:
“Low-power short-range IoT solutions that connect various products in our homes or buildings can make our lives easier and safer. The Exynos i T100, engineered with multiple communication protocols along with strong security capabilities, will help further extend IoT services in areas where they could benefit our everyday lives.”
Aside from strong security which protects devices from hacks and other threats, the Exynos i T100 is based on the power-efficient 28-nanometer process which makes it suitable for devices that will be left on for long periods of time such as temperature monitors and fire detectors. The chip has also been called reliable by Samsung thanks to its ability to endure extreme temperatures as low as -40ºC and up to 125ºC. The Exynos i T100 is currently sampling to customers.