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Silicon Motion introduces first-ever automotive IVI grade Ferri Solid State Drive(SSD)

Published: November 11, 2014 | Milpitas, CA

Silicon Motion , a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, announced the availability of its automotive grade PATA and SATA FerriSSD solutions designed for In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) systems.

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FerriSSD is designed to replace the traditional SATA and PATA hard disk drives used in a wide range of embedded applications such as automotive IVI systems.  By integrating NAND flash with Silicon Motion’s industry-leading controllers in a small BGA package, the FerriSSD delivers faster performance with significantly better endurance and reliability than hard disk drives.  The automotive IVI FerriSSD solutions support AEC-Q100 as well as an operating temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius.

FerriSSD is a complete embedded storage solution, encompassing both hardware and firmware to support an array of industry-leading capabilities using proprietary technologies with features including:

  •  Intelligent scan and data refresh with a built-in temperature sensor to effectively enhance the reliability and extend the lifespan of the SSD
  • SSD LifeGuard® monitor and remote firmware updatability to ensure that each drive remains healthy and utilizing the latest firmware
  • SLC mode and Intelligent Clean, two complementary features that provide fast data access as well as high speed sustained data transfers
  • Hardware-level quick-erase and full-disk AES encryption for enhanced data protection
  • Full sleep/energy saver mode for lower power consumption
  • System level protection from voltage surges to avoid a potential fire hazard
  • Every unit is tested and guaranteed to operate between  -40 to +85 degrees Celsius
  • Automotive IVI compliance to the AEC-Q100 requirements
  • Package dimensions of 16x20x2mm BGA package with 1.0mm ball pitch
  • PATA or SATA up to 64GB capacity options

Silicon Motion will showcase its complete line of embedded solutions, including FerriSSD, embedded graphics and eMMC solutions, at booth #A6.431 of the 2014 Electronica show in Munich, Germany.

Source: Silicon Motion

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