M-Systems announces availability of uDiskOnChip embedded USB 2.0 flash storage.M-Systems (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. 2.0 flash storage for the embedded market Refers to custom-designed, computer-based devices and applications that perform a fixed set of tasks. It may refer to cellphones and other handhelds, network appliances (routers, access points, modems) and myriad consumer electronics products. . uDiskOnChip merges M-Systems' proven expertise in the USB 2.0 high-speed interface with its flash know-how in embedded systems Embedded systems
Computer systems that cannot be programmed by the user because they are preprogrammed for a specific task and are buried within the equipment they serve. to deliver the ideal storage solution for a vast array of markets such as, thin clients, POS (1) See point of sale and packet over SONET.
(2) "Parent over shoulder." See digispeak.
POS - point of sale work stations, gaming, single board computers (SBCs) and telecom infrastructure equipment.
uDiskOnChip is an innovative solution that was developed specifically with embedded systems designers in mind, and addresses the increasing need for high-performance, uncompromising reliability, and security and encryption features--all in a cost-effective, plug-and-play device. A version with extended temperature ranges is also available for industrial-type applications that must reliably operate within environmental extremes.
"uDiskOnChip, a blazing fast storage solution for embedded systems, is truly an integration of M-Systems' core competencies," said Amir Tirosh, general manager of M-Systems' embedded division. "Particularly when you consider the added value Added value in financial analysis of shares is to be distinguished from value added. Used as a measure of shareholder value, calculated using the formula:
"With this new product, M-Systems has fused its unique position in embedded mass storage with its strong competence in USB flash drives," said Semico flash analyst Jim Handy. "Given the astronomical growth in use of the USB interface, Semico would not be surprised to see this device propel widespread future use of flash storage in embedded applications, especially those that require high performance, reliability and extreme operating temperature ranges."
uDiskOnChip is available in capacities of up to 2GB and draws on the best of M-Systems' flash expertise and innovative technology to deliver the following added value benefits in a single device:
--High Performance: M-Systems Fly-By fly·by also fly-by
n. pl. fly·bys
A flight passing close to a specified target or position, especially a maneuver in which a spacecraft or satellite passes sufficiently close to a body to make detailed observations without acceleration algorithms maximize the capabilities of the USB 2.0 high-speed interface. This optimization enables read rates as high as 20 megabytes per second (unit) megabytes per second - (MBps, MB/s) Millions of bytes per second. A unit of data rate. 1 MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes per second (not 1,048,576). , resulting in fast OS boot and application loading rates. Write rates reach 10 megabytes per second, enabling faster file caching.
--High Data Reliability: Data reliability and extended lifespan are achieved using M-Systems' industry-standard TrueFFS flash-management algorithms, which are built intouDiskOnChip's firmware.
--Strong Security and Encryption: Built-in security and cryptography are implemented in hardware using M-Systems'SuperMAP secure-chip expertise, enabling a variety of security-related applications for the system designer.
M-Systems designs, develops and markets innovative flash data storage solutions for digital consumer electronics markets and embedded systems. M-Systems primarily targets two fast-growing digital consumer electronics markets: the USB (universal serial bus See USB.
(hardware, standard) Universal Serial Bus - (USB) An external peripheral interface standard for communication between a computer and external peripherals over an inexpensive cable using biserial transmission. ) flash drive market with its DiskOnKey product and the multimedia mobile handset market with its Mobile DiskOnChip products.