Mobile & IOT Forum Taiwan

Thursday, May 16 • Hsinchu

 Program Moderator:  Denis Chiou, Winbond

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Ryan Chen, General Manager of Computing and Article Technology Group, of MediaTek


JEDEC Welcome

Mian Quddus, JEDEC Board of Directors

Morning Session


Edge AI Technology is Redefining Smart Devices:  Present and Future

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Ryan Chen, MediaTek

Nowadays, AI has been widely adopted in many real life applications such as smart speakers, surveillance and healthcare owing to the success of DNNs (Deep Neural Networks). DNNs achieve good accuracy at the cost of high computation complexity and memory usage. The ever-growing demands for privacy, short response time, and offline availability, create the trend of processing machine learning locally at the edge devices. Edge AI has been deployed to develop novel features or enhance performance of existing smart devices. It also brings new opportunities like home robots, real-time translation devices, etc. These demands are driving AI-powered devices to provide more AI computing capabilities.

Generally, AI-enabled applications need the concurrent incorporation of DNNs with more tasks like image signal processing, 3D graphics, and wireless connectivity. The SoC design of AI-powered devices demands for technology breakthrough to meet these requirements under the resource constraints, especially in memory bandwidth and thermal budget. This talk will discuss the application and technology trends that are making smart devices truly intelligent.


Low Power Memory, Key Enabler of Intelligent Mobile and IoT Era

Keynote Presenter: DS Kim, Samsung

When IoT was highlighted in the early 2010s, interconnection among devices and small computing power were all about that technology. But now, as AI (Artificial Intelligence) is becoming more mainstream- whatever the types are – it is being implemented as a default function from center to edge computing power, and data feeding. In this presentation, we will summarize the efforts understaken for lower power consumption in memory and propose the industry come together to define what memory features would be needed for the intelligent IoT era.


High speed AND low power DDR DRAM? Let’s do it with LPDDR4X!

Presenter: Marc Greenberg, Cadence

The LPDDR4X standard is the latest evolution of low-power DDR DRAM. By reducing the I/O supply voltage from 1.1v in LPDDR4 to 0.6v in LPDDR4X, the I/O power can be significantly reduced. Despite the reduction in I/O voltage, LPDDR4X can achieve the full 4267MT/s data rate promised by the LPDDR4X standard, even in quad-die packages.

This presentation will show how to take advantage of LPDDR4 and LPDDR4X in a range of applications from mobile to consumer to automotive, necessary features of the interface, techniques for achieving high speed LPDDR4/4X, and will show the design margin that can be achieved even with reduced voltage I/O.


Speed up your AI Designs with Dedicated Arm Machine Learning Hardware

Presenter: Frank Ku, Arm

Discover the features and benefits of Arm’s Project Trillium's hardware processors: Machine Learning (ML) and Object Detection (OD) processors, their software support, and applicability for different markets and the options for incorporating them in differentiating SoC designs. This talk will describe our strategy and plans for the highly scalable, ground-up designed ML architecture, the markets it will target and future product iterations. It will also include a comparison with other Arm solutions, enabling you to choose the best software and hardware combination to address your specific needs.


Enabling IoT Secure Programming

Presenter: LC Tai, Dediprog

IOT products have been widely adopted in the automotive, home appliances and many other areas. These devices could be communicated via internet or radio transmissions which enable a free flow of the information exchange. However, this also induce the security risks and devices could be hacked or attacked. In order to manage the IOT security, device programing will play a vital role and emerge the discussion of “secure programing”. So far, there are different methods and methodology to enable “secure programing”. Dediprog will help to introduce the common methods and hopefully it could be further evolved and consolidated to be the industrial standard.


DDR5 NVRAM, A New Wrinkle in Persistent Memory

Presenter: Bill Gervasi, Nantero

The evolution of DDR as a main memory interface is poised to move into the DDR5 generation. This protocol is fast, mostly deterministic, and widely adopted across many facets of the industry. While originally designed for the volatile SDRAM memory types, this protocol will also be adopted by a number of emerging non-volatile memories (NVMs) as well. The development of a new specification, DDR5 NVRAM, is under way to address this new class of “memory class storage”, devices that operate like an SDRAM but provide data persistence without the need for expensive and complicated battery backup systems. Controller designers will want to be aware of the benefits of a high performance persistent memory, such as the ability to turn off refresh in order to save power and increase data throughput!

11:50AM-1:00PMLunch Break

Afternoon Session


Memory Technology for Artificial Intelligence and IoT Automotive Applications

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Gang Zhao, Huawei


Memory technologies are faced with new requirements and challenges from the emerging AI and IoT automotive applications, ranging from bandwidth, power consumption, to reliability and safety. A comparative review of various memory technologies for AI and IoT automotive applications is presented. System design solutions and challenges are discussed.


UFS: Going Beyond Mobile

Presenter: Dr. P. Venkata Giri Kumar, Synopsys

The UFS adoption in high-end and mainstream smartphones is robust and is now trending in other applications like automotive, digital home, imaging and AR/VR. UFS' high-performance, low-power consumption, and high-capacity advantages combined with multi-vendor availability make it an ideal solution for a variety of embedded applications. For example, Automotive ADAS applications require data storage for systems making near real-time decisions, or digital home devices like set-top boxes require high-capacity, low-cost and fast storage solutions in small form factors. This presentation will highlight how UFS use cases are trending and are now seen in beyond mobile applications like automotive. UFS is a cost-effective solution since it is becoming more prevalent in the industry. The presentation will also explain some of the key design considerations that are important for SoC designers, with a focus on the importance of using automotive-optimized UFS IP.


Certifying UFS - The Leading Flash Technology for Mobile Open Standard Technology Created by JEDEC and Certified by UFSA

Presenter: Desi Rhoden, Montage

Mobile consumers are rapidly consuming more storage and more bandwidth and to keep pace with the ever changing landscape, Industry leaders got together in JEDEC to develop the open UFS standard for flash memory that would satisfy the needs and demands for now and well into the future. UFSA was formed to create a comprehensive compliance path for JEDEC standard UFS devices and infrastructure so suppliers could test their devices and users could have increased confidence the devices functionality and interoperability. As a non-biased industry consortium made up of suppliers and users, UFSA provides the framework for UFS infrastructure compliance and certification. The details of the organizations and how the infrastructure providers work together to bring quality to the end users certified by the UFS logo and the working committees.



Assuring Customer Satisfaction and Competitive Advantage with the UFS Logo

Presenter: Perry Keller, Keysight

JEDEC developed Universal Flash Storage (UFS) to succeed eMMC and support the next generations of mobile and IoT devices. Now UFS is beginning to show up in shipping products and an end-user installable card form factor is being defined by JEDEC. Products that take advantage of UFS’ new capabilities will achieve greater customer satisfaction and therefore a competitive advantage. It’s important that both system designers and end users know that UFS is included to provide improved performance, efficiency and price/performance flexibility. The UFS logo is the best way to let users know that they are buying a superior product. This session explains how products can earn the UFS logo and achieve the competitive advantages they expect.


Enabling the Next Generation of IoT Edge Device Using MRAM

Presenter: Andrew Peng, Spin Memory

IoT market forecasts predicted there would be untold billions of Edge devices deployed today. Why hasn't this happened? Even if consumer applications have been slow, massively-deployed monitoring should have been huge - putting smart monitors into everything from auto tires to soil moisture sensors. A significant inhibitor is the cost-benefit tradeoff for these devices. Conventional semiconductor technologies consume too much power - requiring more expensive batteries - and wear-out too quickly, requiring frequent replacement. This paper discusses how MRAM memories will drastically lower power consumption, improve endurance, and enable a new class of IoT Edge device.


Next-Generation Low-Power Memory Interfaces

Presenter: Brett Murdock, Synopsys

Since the introduction of mobile DDR, or LPDDR, over a decade ago, the industry has continued to demand more of low-power memories, increasing their capabilities and pushing the limits of technology with each new generation. Today, the fourth generation of LPDDR (LPDDR4) is in volume production, and the industry is already looking ahead to the next generation of LPDDR. This session will provide information on the current state of the LPDDR5 specification development, including a look at some of the new features and functionality as currently defined.


UFS 3.0 & UFS Card 1.1: Controllers and Ecosystem Expectations

Presenter: Filipe Rios, Phison

While the popular UFS 2.1 becomes the mainstream storage for mid-end smartphones, the next generation flagship/high-end segment has its spotlights pointed out to UFS 3.0.

Offering approximately 2GB/s of performance, it makes for the ideal storage companion of late 4G and upcoming 5G-capable mobile devices.

Meanwhile, the traditional mobile external storage continues to offer performances that lack behind and certainly degrade the user experience.

While it is known that an alternative solution, based on PCIe, seems to be under development, the obvious solution for that problem resides on UFS Cards, which the specification ver.1.1 is derived from the UFS 2.1.

These cards allow all the host and device makers to take advantage of the extensively tested and matured UFS 2.1 technology, safely contributing for a quick ramp up in their new removable storage solutions. .

Program, topics and speakers subject to change without notice.