KIOXIA Corporation Introduces Industry’s First[1] 512GB Automotive UFS

November 14, 2019
KIOXIA Corporation

Opens Door to More Advanced Systems and Applications – for an Enhanced Driver Experience

Tokyo – The next generation of automotive systems are hungry for more. More advanced information & entertainment and ADAS[2] systems. More storage for event data recording. Support for more 3D mapping. In a move that makes ‘more’ a reality, KIOXIA Corporation today announced that it has begun sampling the industry’s first 512 gigabyte (GB) Automotive Universal Flash Storage[3] (UFS) JEDEC® Version 2.1 embedded memory solution. KIOXIA’s Automotive UFS supports a wide temperature range (-40°C to +105°C), meets AEC-Q100 Grade2[4] requirements and offers the extended reliability required by various automotive applications. The 512GB device joins the company’s existing lineup of Automotive UFS, which includes capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

Innovations such as autonomous vehicles, more advanced automotive information & entertainment 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 new 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.

Notes

[1] Source: KIOXIA Corporation, as of November 14, 2019.

[2] ADAS: Advanced Driving Assistant System

[3] Universal Flash Storage (UFS) is a trademark and product category for a class of embedded memory products built to the JEDEC UFS standard specification. JEDEC is a registered trademark of JEDEC Solid State Technology Association.

[4] Electrical component qualification requirements defined by the AEC (Automotive Electronics Council).

*Sample specifications may differ from mass production parts.

*In every mention of a KIOXIA product: Product density is identified based on the density of memory chip(s) within the Product, not the amount of memory capacity available for data storage by the end user. Consumer-usable capacity will be less due to overhead data areas, formatting, bad blocks, and other constraints, and may also vary based on the host device and application. For details, please refer to applicable product specifications. The definition of 1Gb = 2^30 bits = 1,073,741,824 bits. The definition of 1GB = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes.

* Company names, product names, and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Customer Inquiries:
KIOXIA Corporation
Memory Sales & Marketing Division
Tel: +81-3-6478-2423
https://business.kioxia.com/en-jp/contact.html

*Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is correct on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

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