The proper working of any innovative system depends on the choice of right memory solution. The handheld systems as well as industrial systems are greatly relying on embedded storage solutions. The high potential of these chips are defining the scope and competition in the market. Recognizing the growing needs of embedded solutions,FORESEE is an industry brand of Longsys， FORESEE launched the embedded storage product line in the year 2011 and now it covers series of embedded solutions that are accelerating the growth of various sectors including mobile and automotive sector.
Embedded multimedia card (eMMC) is the most demanding product that is designed to offer non-volatile storage facility to wide range of devices. This chip utilizes the flash memory and LPDC controller that together manages the data operations. In the upcoming years, the market of eMMC is expected to rise because of the continuous growth of high-functioning smart phones and laptops.
eMMC is the successor of multimedia card and is continuing the legacy of this card. Multimedia card provide secure digital storage but are not able enough to handle the operations of later applications. Multimedia card is still powering up some systems but the widely used form of it is eMMC. You would get to see eMMC almost everywhere. It is present in mobile phones, laptops, tablets, even in automation systems. It is given the name embedded because it directly gets embedded into system’s main-circuit board.
It is promoting the seamless operations of new generation applications and is storage capacity is exceeded up to 256GB. This higher storage is rising its demand in the global market and is making a great contribution in automobile industry as well. The embracement of eMMC in automotive sector has increased its market value and is found in almost every electronic system. Advanced driving assistance system, GPS system, security cameras, drones, media system all uses eMMC as a key storage component. The availability of tiny footprint eMMC solutions are providing opportunities to the developers to enhance the working of slim systems such as chrome-book and notebook.
eMMC storage is available in wide variety of versions and FORESEE is developing each eMMC product by considering the standards of current market needs. From basic to automotive eMMC solutions are present in the market to satisfy the memory needs of almost every sector. The architecture of eMMC consists of three parts: size, flash medium, and standards.
eMMC is basically categorized on the basis of its size. The size factor determines the type of application that can utilize this chip. The standard eMMC products comes in the size of 11.5*13* 0.8 mm which is precise size for dash cams, smartphones, laptops, STB, and speakers. FORESEE introduced the tinier version of this chip named subsize eMMC that is available in the size of 9*7.5*0.8 mm. This subsize version is satisfying the small and thin systems of industry.
The use of 3D NAND flash and controller offer decent capacity of storage up to 256GB. This LPDC controller intelligently manages the operations as a bootable storage medium. The latest JEDEC standard - eMMC 5.1 is further contributing in the high performance of these chips.
This 5.1 version has improved the features of this chip and is further reducing the design-in complexities. The developer can easily built the systems by easy-integration of this chip. It is simplifying the development process as in this standard the flash and controller present together in an integrated circuit. All FORESEE products are compiling this latest standard of JEDEC and is offering highest cock frequencies of 200 MHz. Practically speaking, the data processing speed of these chips depend on type of flash medium such as MLC, TLC, SLC, and the standard of eMMC version.
FORESEE embedded solutions are offering the bootable feature that is providing potential benefits to laptops and slim devices. It has taken the place of hard disk drives in laptop and is a new standard of storage solution for mobile and IoT industry.
This chip is covering the wide ranges of applications with its high capacity feature. The automotive applications require high level of reliability and stability and this chip is tested at each phase of development to offer the maximum reliability. Industrial wide eMMC offers maximum of 128GB to satisfy the storage requirements of industrial applications. Similarly, automotive grade products are enhancing the efficiency of vehicle applications and each product is AEC-Q100 certified.
The reliable memory chip must provide the high data protection facility. FORESEE embedded chips are following the latest power safeguard technology that prevents the sudden data loss in case of accidental power cut-out. This technology maintain the data visibility and integrity by protecting the components from unwanted voltage fluctuations.
One of the key reasons of the popularity of eMMC is its industry standard stability. This chip is built by using tough firmware and to keep the components together it is packed into BGA packaging. Under extreme stress, the components of this chip don’t get deform. Plus, this has tested to bear the maximum working temperature that can exceed from -25°C to 85°C.
International memory resources are used in the manufacturing of embedded solutions to extend the long-term durability of these chips. These premium resources assures the stable performance in any operational environment.
The free block acceleration mechanism promote the efficient functionality of this chip by utilizing the pSLC free block. This accelerate the data processing by managing the work load and bad block thus leading to optimization of overall performance of the system.
The embedded multimedia card has all the features that fulfill the primary needs of mobile and IoT industry. It has accurate size, later standard, capacity, and endurance for these systems. Longsys is providing premium versions of these chips and is continually pushing the boundaries of storage technology to shape the future of storage solutions.
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