Flash management software to support Adesto flash memory

HCC embedded file products
HCC Embedded is leveraging its file management tools in a collaboration with Adesto Technologies Corp. to support the Adesto FusionHD serial flash technology. (HCC)

Flash management software company HCC Embedded (HCC) has announced a collaboration with Adesto Technologies Corporation to support the Adesto FusionHD serial flash technology. FusionHD, introduced in February, is designed to use 70% less power than standard flash memory.

HCC’s file system products use the features of FusionHD devices to significantly improve performance and data retention, reliability, and battery life of smart IoT devices. These features include interrupt on completion of an internal programming or erase operation, small page write/erase units, and internal RAM buffers that provide a highly efficient mechanism for managing emergency writes.

Adesto’s FusionHD non-volatile memories (NVMs) are designed for next-generation consumer and industrial IoT edge devices. FusionHD serial flash technology builds on the Smart IoT feature set of Adesto’s Fusion family with even more capabilities, patented low-power technology, security features, and increased memory density options. FusionHD NVMs provide extended battery life and and wide operating range to prolong the life of industrial IoT devices such as sensors, meters and other edge devices and controllers. Those attributes are considered significant, given industrial IoT devices are often deployed in remote or inaccessible locations.  

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HCC has four embedded file system products that allow designers to get the most from FusionHD serial flash solutions:

  • SafeFLASH, an efficient flash file system;
  • TINY flash file system for resource constrained environments;
  • SMFS optimized for metering or data-logging type applications; and
  • SafeFTL flash translation layer, a reliable management layer for FAT-compatible file systems.

“Serial flash memory is increasingly used for critical data storage ranging from over-the-air updates to cost and system metadata,” said Paul Hill, senior marketing director, Adesto, in a statement. “Ensuring that this data is safe, reliable, and secure under a wide range of normal and potential error conditions is paramount. The software required to manage this data is complex, and HCC provides proven, tested, and robust off-the-shelf file system solutions to meet these demands. Adesto’s FusionHD devices add a number of features that HCC has been able to use to improve system performance and specification.”