BiCS FLASH-Enabled UFS Drives Automotive Applications

Toshiba Memory America is sampling its Automotive UFS JEDEC Version 2.1 embedded memory solutions. The company’s Automotive Universal Flash Storage (UFS) supports a temperature range from -40°C to +105°C, meets AEC-Q100 Grade2 requirements, and offers enhanced reliability required by various automotive applications. The lineup consists of four capacities: 32 GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Notably, the devices are embedded flash memory components that integrate BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and a controller in a single package.


The UFS devices feature several functions 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 users easily understand the device’s status.

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Features in a nutshell include:

  1. Extended Temperature Range: Supports operating temperature range of -40°C to +105°C. Reliability tests were conducted to meet AEC-Q100 Grade2 specifications.
  2. Wide Capacity Range: Supports wide capacity range from 32 GB to 256 GB. Suitable for a wide variety of automotive applications, such as entertainment and information systems and ADAS, which typically require high-capacity storage – as well as other applications (such as wireless communication) that may need only smaller capacity.
  3. High Performance: 256-GB product’s sequential read and write performance are improved by approximately 6% and 33%, respectively, over previous generation devices.
  4. Functions Well-Suited for Automotive Applications: Supports functions designed for automotive applications such as Refresh, Thermal Control and Extended Diagnosis.


For more information, visit Toshiba Memory America, Inc.


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