Greenliant Systems is now sampling the industrial-grade version of its SATA interface NANDrive™ GLS85LS embedded solid-state drive (SSD) product family. Available in 2, 4 and 8 GB, the new NANDrive devices operate at temperatures between -40 and +85 degrees Celsius.
The SSD combines a SATA NAND controller with single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash die in a 14mm x 24mm x 1.85mm form factor (145 ball grid array, 1mm ball pitch package). Resistant to shock, vibration and humidity, the industrial-grade Greenliant NANDrive embedded SSD has been designed and tested to meet the durability and performance requirements of applications operating in extreme environments, including medical equipment, networking infrastructure, factory automation and automotive electronics.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.