Silicon Motion Announces Industry's First Automotive IVI-Grade Single-Package SSD Solutions

MILPITAS, CA -- Silicon Motion Technology Corporation announces the availability of its automotive grade PATA and SATA FerriSSD solutions designed for In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) systems.

FerriSSD is designed to replace the traditional SATA and PATA hard disk drives used in a wide range of embedded applications such as automotive IVI systems. By integrating NAND flash with Silicon Motion's industry-leading controllers in a small BGA package, the FerriSSD delivers faster performance with significantly better endurance and reliability than hard disk drives. The automotive IVI FerriSSD solutions support AEC-Q100 as well as an operating temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius.

"The increasing amount of technology being embedded into automobiles today- from real-time GPS, to streaming Internet multimedia content to interfacing with smartphones, requires better performing and more reliable IVI systems," said Nelson Duann, Silicon Motion's Vice President of Product Marketing. "Our FerriSSD is a high performance, highly reliable storage solution that is easy to implement without compromising safety or performance."

FerriSSD is a complete embedded storage solution, encompassing both hardware and firmware to support an array of industry-leading capabilities using proprietary technologies with features including:

•Intelligent scan and data refresh with a built-in temperature sensor to effectively enhance the reliability and extend the lifespan of the SSD
•SSD LifeGuard® monitor and remote firmware updatability to ensure that each drive remains healthy and utilizing the latest firmware
•SLC mode and Intelligent Clean, two complementary features that provide fast data access as well as high speed sustained data transfers
•Hardware-level quick-erase and full-disk AES encryption for enhanced data protection
•Full sleep/energy saver mode for lower power consumption
•System level protection from voltage surges to avoid a potential fire hazard
•Every unit is tested and guaranteed to operate between -40 to +85 degrees Celsius
•Automotive IVI compliance to the AEC-Q100 requirements
•Package dimensions of 16x20x2mm BGA package with 1.0mm ball pitch
•PATA or SATA up to 64GB capacity options

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