EDN's 19th Annual Innovation Awards Finalists
EDN Staff - February 2, 2009
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Finalist: NANDrive family (SST)
The Industrial-grade NANDrive™ family consists of very small size, high-performance, fully-integrated, embedded flash solid-state drives, combining an integrated ATA controller and NAND flash die in a multi-chip package. Operating at industrial temperature ranges, NANDrive is an option for industrial applications operating in harsh environments, including medical equipment, factory automation and in-cabin automotive electronics. The devices are offered in capacities of 512 MByte, 1 GByte and 2 GByte.
Leveraging SST’s proven NAND controller technology, innovative multi-chip packaging expertise and a widely used industry standard ATA/IDE interface, NANDrive manages all NAND flash complexities and allows designers to quickly integrate mass data storage solutions into their designs without needing any firmware changes. NANDrive requires no modifications to host-side software, so there is no risk of host software revalidation cycles. Other solid-state mass data storage solutions require integrating vendor-specific host software to support new NAND flash devices.
SST’s industry-first hardware 8-bit ECC engine and its firmware programmable multi-tasking NAND interface solve the slow performance problem typical when using lower cost, multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash. NANDrive offers a unique 20-Byte serial ID number for data encryption as well as up to four protection zones customers can use to store boot code. By using the NANDrive to store boot code, system designers eliminate the use of certain discrete devices—reducing bill of material costs.
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