Flash Memory Suits Next-Gen Automotive Applications
July 24, 2019
With all that?s going on in the design of current automobiles, there?s become a huge need for memory.
With all that’s going on in the design of current automobiles, there’s become a huge need for memory. Western Digital is addressing that need for storage by equipping vehicle manufacturers and system solution providers with the technology and capacity to support both current and future applications including e-cockpits, AI databases, ADAS, advanced infotainment systems, and autonomous computers. As the first 256 Gbyte e.MMC using 64-Layer 3D NAND TLC flash technology in the automotive market, the iNAND AT EM132 EFD extends the life of e.MMC beyond 2D NAND to meet today’s application needs and growing capacity requirements.
This trend requires flash to be designed for extreme automotive environments, including a temperature range up to 105°C, as well as meeting the quality and reliability requirements critical for these applications. Other applications that can take advantage of this high-capacity solution include data recorders, digital clusters, gateways, and V2X communications.
The iNAND AT EM132 EFD is IATF16949 certified, AEC-Q100 compliant, and adheres to the ISO26262 NAND flash Safety Mechanisms guidelines. It also encompasses a feature set designed for intensive automotive workloads, including:
- Advanced health monitoring
- Thermal management
- Auto and manual read refresh
- Robust power management
- Data retention exceeding JEDEC standards
The iNAND AT EM132 is sampling now.