18六月
A simplified comparison: Warehouses & NAND Flashes

A simplified comparison: Warehouses & NAND Flashes

The technology can be complex, but when trying to explain it in a simple way one could argue that a flash memory is a warehouse with empty shelves and the controller is the logistics managing it.

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21五月
How to accurately measure performance in embedded storage

How to accurately measure performance in embedded storage

When deciding which solid-state drives (SSDs) to specify for a certain system or product, it would be customary to delve into the spec sheets and select the one with the best stated performance. But is this the performance that you can expect to achieve over the lifetime of the drive? 

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16四月
How much is your storage system really costing you?

How much is your storage system really costing you?

When considered holistically, total cost of ownership becomes a vital consideration when designing a product or system. Spending a bit more at the outset can reap huge rewards in operating costs, avoiding failures and ensuring that devices are trusted and valued by the industries they serve.

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19三月
The advantages of an industrial USB flash drive

The advantages of an industrial USB flash drive

The USB form factor is most commonly known for its consumer flash drive. Whilst there is a soaring demand in consumer markets, what is often overlooked is the USBs potential in industrial storage systems due to its flexibility, speed, and robust design.

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14二月
Choosing the right SSD could save you more than just your data

Choosing the right SSD could save you more than just your data

There’s a saying that goes ‘buy cheap, buy twice’, the meaning of which is fairly clear; if you choose a cheaper and inferior product, you will probably need to replace it sooner than you’d hoped.

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17一月
Tackling the tradeoffs with using Flash memory in an embedded design

Tackling the tradeoffs with using Flash memory in an embedded design

Reaching the best performance of a storage device always comes at a price. This can include reliability, data safety and storage capacity for example. Therefore, it is important to understand the use case of your storage application

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11十二月
The importance of health monitoring

The importance of health monitoring

Knowing when the storage system will reach its end of life is an important  information for industrial applications to avoid unexpected system failures, which might result in data losses. For that, there are SMART health monitoring tools, giving the user information about the health status of the NAND flash system.

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6十一月
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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18十月
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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18九月
从沙到硅:微芯片是如何制造的?

从沙到硅:微芯片是如何制造的?

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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23八月
平台提供存取,API容许变异

平台提供存取,API容许变异

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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20七月
闪存控制器的作用:隐藏的固有缺陷

闪存控制器的作用:隐藏的固有缺陷

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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25六月
何谓NAND闪存以及如何运用?

何谓NAND闪存以及如何运用?

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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7六月
NAND闪存控制器 – 耐用性和可靠性的关键

NAND闪存控制器 – 耐用性和可靠性的关键

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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22五月
NAND闪存正在取代硬盘

NAND闪存正在取代硬盘

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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17四月
固态位密度与闪存控制器

固态位密度与闪存控制器

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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