Talking about the Exynos processor and its IPs which are considered to be the “brain of smartphones”. Each of its IPs has some characteristics and roles which give the smartphone its competitiveness. Therefore, here in this article, segregate the seven IPs further on the basis of each of its roles and responsibilities. The first story is on GPU and ISP, the second story will cover CPU and NPU. And the third story will cover modems, connectivity and iSE. So here, and here we going to cover the same.
- In 2012, the Galaxy S series was equipped with Samsung’s LTE modems for the first time. While in 2019, the 5G-integrated SoC Exynos.
- Samsung is one of the world’s top three 5G modem design companies. However, the process for developing a modem is complicated because it must support new technology like 5G and already commercialized technologies like 3G and LTE respectively.
- The 6G modems are expected to enable 1Tbps-level speeds. And it supports various communication networks including satellite communication and is widely used in various applications, such as automobiles, IoT and AR/VR, and that’s going far beyond smartphones.
- The company also succeeded to create a Modem that uses AI algorithms.
- And this Modems with AI technology can promote performance enhancements by minimizing the processing of interference signals or increasing energy efficiency.
- In addition to 5G, Samsung is currently actively working on the development of 6G technology.
- The two main telecommunication standards for mobile wireless communications are cellular networks and connectivity.
- The cellular network represented by the 3GPP standard5 refers to telecommunication standards such as CDMA, LTE and 5G.
- It utilizes Industry-Science-Medical (ISM) bandwidth that can be used by anyone. Connectivity follows local telecommunication standards for indoors and provides service to all.
- A cellular network” is a service with an infrastructure based on mobility and is mainly operated by establishing networks that cover wide areas.
- Whereas “connectivity” provides wireless access among devices within a short distance without using infra-networks established by operators.
- The semiconductor that provides security in smartphones is called the Secure Element (SE) semiconductor.
- There is a separate embedded Secure Element (eSE) located outside the SoC, but, with Exynos 2020, an integrated Secure Element (iSE) is embedded in the security block inside the SoC.
- The name given to the project that focuses on iSE embedded in Exynos is ‘STRONG,’ which is an abbreviation of Secure Tamper-Resistant of Next Generation.
- The iSE is used for device security and security services.
VP Jongwoo Lee said, “We are the only company that can provide both the eSE and iSE, which are the basis for the eSIM and iSIM,” Lee continued. “So we can provide solutions that smartphone manufacturers can easily and flexibly adopt. Personally, I believe there is no such thing as ‘perfect’ in the area of security, but we are working hard to get as close to perfect as is technologically possible. Our teams will continue to make constant effort in providing a high-level security operation environment that can accommodate the many different security features different platforms provide.”