Samsung on Thursday said it had begun to mass-produce its first SoC for miniature IoT devices, the Exynos i T200. Aimed at devices that do not need a lot of compute power, but require ultra-low standby power consumption, the first Exynos i SoC integrates processing, connectivity, security and other capabilities.

The Samsung Exynos i T200 SoC uses one ARM Cortex-R4 CPU core and one ARM Cortex-M0+ CPU core for real time processing and microcontroller applications, with both cores running at 320MHz. For connectivity, the chip also contains a 802.11 b/g/n single-band (2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi controller and supports IoTivity protocol that enables interoperability between IoT devices over various protocols. In addition, Samsung’s Exynos i SoC has a security hardware block called the Security Sub-System (SSS) as well as a physical unclonable function (PUF) for secure data storage and device authentication.

The Exynos i T200 chip is made using Samsung’s “low power 28 nm HKMG” process technology, but Samsung does not specify which one. As for packaging, the SoC comes in an FCBGA form-factor.

Samsung did not indicate if and when it plans to start using the i T200 chip internally. Since Samsung also sells Exynos SoCs to third parties, it is possible that the Exynos i T200 ends up in devices made by other makers. As for pricing, the SoC uses a Cortex-R4 and a Cortex-M0+ cores, which are very small and optimized for low costs, therefore, it is unlikely that the Exynos i T200 will be expensive.

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  • danielfranklin - Sunday, June 25, 2017 - link

    28nm? Doesnt that kind of hurt the point?
    I guess there isnt anypoint putting this on the 20nm as it only offered higher density but dont they have two processes smaller than that again?
    This feels like when a company doesnt quite commit, usually they end up losing the race, Eg. Intel in mobile.
    I gusss they could be targeting this only at AC powered devices, but that seems like a lost opportunity.
  • kfishy - Friday, June 30, 2017 - link

    Considering most microcontrollers are on older processes like 45nm, 65nm, or even 90nm and 130nm it's a bit of a moot point.
  • FrankSchwab - Sunday, June 25, 2017 - link

    Probably has as much to do with available space in the fab as anything.

    The leading edge processes will fill the fab building state-of-the-art memories and processors, where you can get top dollar for the parts. All the memories and processors will move out of the 28 nm fabs leaving them empty - think of the demand for 4 year old Samsung phone processors compared with the demand 4 years ago. These trailing-edge products fill those fabs nicely.

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