Qualcomm, Toshiba to put 1.45GB/s flash serial bus in mobile devices

Qualcomm is to use flash from Toshiba incorporating the new serial connection bus called Universal Flash Standard 2 (UFS2) flash memory in its latest Snapdragon 805 chip-set.

Qualcomm Snapdragon

UFS2 flash comes in two flavours one of which can transfer data at 1.45GB/sec.

The lower speed flavour transfers at 725MB/sec.

The motivation for adopting a faster bus is the effective display of 4K video.

It is expected that phones and tablets using the UFS2 bus will be on the market in Q2/Q3.

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