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.
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