Samsung Electronics took the wraps off the Exinos i T100, an Internet of Things (IoT) processor optimized for short-range data telecommunications within 100 meters, on May 7.
The new product completes the company's IoT processor lineup for short and long ranges, thus enhancing its competitiveness in system semiconductors.
This product is mainly used for small indoor IoT devices such as smart lighting, window opening and closing sensors and wearable devices that manage physical activities and workout time. As its coverage is short, the product is based on wireless telecommunication technologies such as Bluetooth 5.0 and Zigbee 3.0. The Exinos i T100 saves more power than the EXINOS i-S111, an IoT processor for a long distance that uses Long Term Evolution (LTE) modems, and the EXINOS i T200, a medium range processor based on Wi-Fi telecommunications.
As IoT devices for wireless telecommunications are vulnerable to data hacking, Samsung Electronics loaded a security sub system (SSS) and a physically unclonable function (PUF), a kind of digital fingerprint recognition system, into the processor to prevent data from being copied.
The new processor can operate at a maximum temperature of 125 degrees Celsius going beyond the normal temperature range of minus 40 degrees Celsius to 86 degrees Celsius.
Samsung Electronics elevated the product’s power efficiency by applying a 28 nanometer process while optimizing it for small appliances by combining it with memories and telecommunication functions in one package. "The new product will contribute to the development and popularization of short-distance IoT and will make our life more convenient," said Heo Kook, senior managing director of the marketing team at Samsung Electronics’s System LSI Division.