Western Digital launches embedded storage devices for ADAS applications

 

Western Digital Corp, today introduced the company’s advanced automotive grade solution to date, the iNAND 7250A embedded flash drive (EFD). Leveraging enhanced flash storage technology for superior reliability, the new SanDisk-branded storage device is designed to support data demands of the latest “advanced driver-assistance systems” (ADAS), infotainment and safety systems, and other connected technologies in vehicles. It delivers dependable performance even in extreme conditions in and around the vehicle, including ambient temperatures down to -40 C and up to 105 C. This makes the new EFD ideal for a wide range of connected automotive systems and environments.

The number of vehicles with “connected” systems continues to rise, as does the volume of data generated that must be managed. According to Gartner:

  • By 2020 connected and autonomous car data traffic per vehicle may reach over 280 petabytes, or 280 million gigabytes annually.

The iNAND 7250A is designed to work with a variety of automotive systems in the vehicle that generate, receive and process data, from increasingly complex infotainment and navigation systems, to diagnostic systems continuously processing analytics, to constantly streaming vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems. The new iNAND 7250A also comes with the company’s suite of automotive “smart” features, which include enhanced power failure protection, a comprehensive memory health status monitor, advanced diagnostic tools and more.

Additional Features and Specifications:

  • Adheres to ISO26262 design guidelines for nonvolatile memory-based products
  • Capacities up to 64GB
  • Compliant AEC-Q100 Grade 2 (-40 C to 105 C) and AEC-Q100 Grade 3 (-40 C to +85 C)
  • Built with enhanced enterprise class flash memory and controller
  • e.MMC 5.1 specification
  • Up to 110MB/s sequential write and up to 300MB/s sequential read

The new device joins the company’s family of solutions for the automotive industry, including SanDisk brand automotive grade SD and EFD solutions.

Source: Western Digital