Automotive Universal Flash Storage sampling

Automotive Universal Flash Storage sampling

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Future generations of ADAS and infotainment systems will require significantly more storage space for all the data generated. Towards this end, Kioxia Europe GmbH (formerly Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH) has begun sampling the a 512 gigabyte Automotive Universal Flash Storage (UFS) solution.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt


Innovations such as autonomous vehicles, more advanced infotainment systems, digital clusters, telematics, and ADAS provide not only an elevated driver experience but also a greater demand for storage within vehicles. 

To meet this demand for large capacity memory, Kioxia’s 512GB Automotive UFS memory was developed, which integrates the company’s BiCS Flash 3D flash memory and a controller in a single package. 512GB Automotive UFS features several functions well-suited to the requirements of automotive applications including Refresh, Thermal Control and Extended Diagnosis. The Refresh function can be used to refresh data stored in UFS and helps extend the data’s lifespan. The Thermal Control function protects the device from overheating in the high-temperature circumstances that can occur in automotive applications. Lastly, the Extended Diagnosis function helps the host processor easily understand the device’s status. 

Kioxia Europe’s Automotive UFS supports a wide temperature range (-40°C to +105°C), meets AEC-Q100 Grade 2 requirements and offers the extended reliability required by automotive applications. The 512GB device joins the company’s existing lineup of Automotive UFS, which includes capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

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