SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenliant Systems, a leader in energy-efficient, highly secure and reliable solid state storage products, has begun volume production of its industrial temperature SATA and PATA interface NANDrive™ embedded solid state drives (SSDs) using 2-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. Overcoming the temperature sensitivity risk of MLC NAND, industrial temperature (I-temp) SATA and PATA NANDrive operate between -40 and +85 degrees Celsius.
Compared to significantly more expensive 1-bit-per-cell (SLC) NAND-based SSDs, I-temp MLC NANDrive offers cost-effective, ball grid array (BGA) products that meet quality and reliability requirements—such as avoiding uncorrectable errors and data retention issues—when the MLC NAND is operating at extremely low and high temperatures. NANDrive combines Greenliant's internally developed NAND controller with NAND flash die for a fully integrated SSD in a multi-chip package.
Other benefits of GLS85LS SATA and GLS85LP PATA NANDrive include:
- Highly Efficient Wear Leveling Management: Achieves maximum SSD lifespan for critical applications
- Power Interrupt Data Protection: Ensures data integrity and reliability by promptly detecting and recovering from system power failures
- Configurable Security: Provides user-selectable protection zones and military-grade "instant" erase commands
- NANDrive Health Monitor: Estimates remaining SSD lifespan and takes proactive actions to prevent costly data loss
"SATA and PATA NANDrive have been used in a multitude of embedded system designs to provide long life, small form factor and low power data storage," said Arthur Kroyan, vice president, business development and marketing, Greenliant Systems. "The addition of industrial temperature MLC NANDrive gives Greenliant customers more flexibility to select a rugged and reliable SSD that will meet their specific application needs, especially in the automotive, industrial and networking segments."
Exhibiting at embedded world
Greenliant will display the SATA, PATA and eMMC NANDrive product lineup in stand 503, hall 4A at embedded world 2013, Nuremberg, Germany, February 26–28. To schedule a meeting with Greenliant at embedded world, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industrial temperature 8, 16, 32 and 64 GByte SATA, and 8, 16, and 32 GByte PATA NANDrive devices are available now. Order GLS85LS SATA and GLS85LP PATA products through a Greenliant authorized distributor and sales representative. Customers can also request NANDrive product samples and evaluation boards.
About NANDrive™ Products
NANDrive manages all NAND flash complexities and allows embedded system designers to quickly integrate mass data storage solutions into their designs without having to make any firmware changes. Because NANDrive complies with ATA and eMMC interface protocols supported by all standard embedded operating systems, designers no longer face costly, time-consuming host software revalidation cycles. To further ease system integration and simplify inventory management, NANDrive solves the compatibility and obsolescence issues of pairing a NAND controller with new NAND flash devices. As an integrated multi-chip package solution, NANDrive eliminates the need for long qualification cycles when there is a change of NAND flash technology; customers need only qualify the NANDrive as a mass storage subsystem. For more information about the Greenliant NANDrive product portfolio, visit www.NANDrive.com.
About Greenliant Systems
By leveraging more than 20 years of solid state storage design expertise, Greenliant Systems is dedicated to developing energy-efficient, highly reliable and secure storage solutions for the embedded system, data center and mobile Internet markets. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with product development in Santa Clara, Beijing, Shanghai and Hsinchu, and marketing teams in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Greenliant Systems, please visit www.greenliant.com.
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