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64Gbyte embedded flash supports e.MMC 4.4

Posted: 04 Mar 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:embedded flash? NAND flash? flash drive?

iNAND flash

SanDisk Corp. is offering iNAND embedded flash drives (EFD) with support for the e.MMC 4.4 specification. Based on 3bit-per-cell (X3) NAND flash technology, the drives offer up to 64Gbyte capacity in a single device, and can be used for boot, system code and mass storage functions.

An increasing number of mobile phones offer a wide array of applications and storage-intensive content such as movie and music playback, imaging capabilities, gaming, GPS map data, business applications and more. SanDisk iNAND EFDs are specifically designed for these advanced smart phones and provide high capacity and reliable storage in a power-efficient package with a small footprint.

SanDisk's advanced X3 technology enables the development of high capacity embedded solutions that are robust and power-efficient with minimal package complexity. The successful development and wide distribution of many X3-based products through OEM and retail channels in recent years demonstrates both the technology's maturity and SanDisk's ability to bring to market reliable yet innovative solutions.

The 64Gbyte iNAND EFDs meet the reliability and performance requirements of OEMs for mobile system grade storage. The new 64Gbyte iNAND EFD is based on an eight flash die stack design using SanDisk's advanced X3 32nm flash, and is offered in a 16mm x 20mm x 1.4mm form factor with a standard BGA for quick integration into smart phone designs.

"The maturity of SanDisk's X3 flash technology together with innovations in flash management are what allow us to continue making higher embedded storage capacities, such as 64Gbyte, a practical solution in the market," said Oded Sagee, director, mobile product marketing, SanDisk. "We understand the highly competitive environment in which our customers operate. By leveraging the substantial experience gained with our X3 NAND and significant advancements made in flash management technology, we offer our customers a very high return on their investment."

SanDisk iNAND EFDs consolidate system code and user storage into a single embedded device in order to conserve precious board space, simplify smart phone design, reduce power consumption and save OEMs the cost of an otherwise needed separate boot device. In addition, the drives utilize a unique state-aware architecture that grants the mobile host additional degrees of control over the storage device, enabling optimal resource utilization and improved system responsiveness.

iNAND devices based on X3 technology fully comply with the e.MMC 4.4 specification and range in capacities from 4Gbyte to 64Gbyte.





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