Samsung brings Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) for automotive applications

Samsung Flash Storage for Automotive ApplicationsSamsung Electronics introduced the industry’s first embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in automotive applications.

The new eUFS solution — consisting of 128GB and 64GB versions – is designed for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), next-generation dashboards and infotainment systems that provide connected features for drivers and passengers.

“We are taking a major step in accelerating the introduction of ADAS and automotive infotainment systems by offering the industry’s first eUFS solution for the market much earlier than expected,” said Jinman Han, senior vice president of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung eUFS will provide advanced data transfer speeds and robust data reliability. Samsung 128GB eUFS can read data at up to 850 megabytes per second (MB/s), which is approximately 3.4 times faster than the 250MB/s read speed of today’s eMMC 5.0 solutions.

It offers about 6.4 times faster random reading than eMMC at 45,000 IOPS. This will contribute to enhanced performance in automotive infotainment systems for managing audio content, increasing navigation responsiveness, accessing Internet-enabled traffic and weather reports.

eUFS solution’s error-handling process is essential for in-vehicle infotainment. The eUFS enables detecting and recovering from I/O error on hardware layers, without having to involve the host software or restarting tasks.

Samsung eUFS supports data refresh and temperature notification features for superior system reliability.

The advanced data refresh operation allows a choice of refresh methods, and provides information on the refresh unit, frequency and progress for the host device’s control. This enables optimal data reliability, an essential element of automotive applications.

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