6Nov
Why power fail management is an essential feature for industrial applications

Why power fail management is an essential feature for industrial applications

Power fail management is an essential feature in NAND flash based applications, especially industrial storage solutions where the NAND flash memory controller manages the transactions of sensitive data. 

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18Okt
How Disk-on-Board can deliver significant benefits for mass storage

How Disk-on-Board can deliver significant benefits for mass storage

Often overlooked, DoB solutions can save companies significant amounts of money and have an array of benefits for industrial systems allowing for flexible system design, a lower BOM, easier certification and further optimization opportunities

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18Sep
From Sand to Silicon: How are microchips made?

From Sand to Silicon: How are microchips made?

The heart of modern processors - California’s high tech region got its name through the Silicon that is the bread and butter of the semiconductor industry. But how are microchips actually produced?

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23Aug
Platforms provide access, API's allow for differentiation

Platforms provide access, API's allow for differentiation

We’re all about platforms today, there are even companies that offer Platforms as a Service. It isn’t surprising, because a platform can provide access to a huge amount of functionality at a fraction of the cost of development. 

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20Jul
The role of the Flash controller: Hiding inherent imperfections

The role of the Flash controller: Hiding inherent imperfections

NAND Flash has a number of inherent characteristics that need to be managed to ensure reliability, performance and lifetime, and it is the job of the Flash controller to do this. 

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25Jun
What is and how does NAND Flash Memory work?

What is and how does NAND Flash Memory work?

A type of NVM technology that stores data in arrays of memory cells that are made using Floating-Gate MOSFET transistors. NAND Flash is a cost competitive technology that has become a serious contender to replace HDDs

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7Jun
NAND Flash controllers – The key to endurance and reliability

NAND Flash controllers – The key to endurance and reliability

The interface between a host system and Flash memory is handled by the Flash controller. As well as providing the physical interface, the controller also has to manage the usage of the Flash memory to optimise performance, endurance, reliability and lifetime. Flash memory has some specific characteristics that the controller needs to handle correctly to achieve these goals. Among these are the process for writing data, the limited number of program/erase cycles of Flash memory cells, and error handling.

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22Mai
NAND Flash is displacing hard disk drives

NAND Flash is displacing hard disk drives

According to Markets and Research, the non-volatile memory market is expected to be over $81 billion in 2022, with an annual growth rate of 9.96%. 

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17Apr
Solid State bit density and the Flash Memory Controller

Solid State bit density and the Flash Memory Controller

Solid-state or Non-volatile memory is rapidly displacing magnetic media in mass storage, and this goes beyond the ubiquitous “thumb drive” to include high-density storage in servers. NAND Flash, the most prevalent form of solid-state storage, has many benefits, but increasing storage capacity and bit-density while maintaining sufficient reliability is a challenge for the industry. The Flash memory controller and its associated firmware play a crucial role in supporting developments in Flash-based mass storage.

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