Automotive electronics technologies are advancing rapidly and the output value of the industry is enormous. According to a vehicle test center report, the proportion of information electronic parts in total vehicle components will rise by 50% by 2030. Despite the great business opportunity this presents, the head of Longsys's Industrial Storage Division reminds interested investors that the automotive sector has very strict component requirements. Longsys's R&D strengths has allowed its technology-based storage brand - FORESEE - to launch its automotive eMMC products after a year of development and testing. The products are designed to meet the automotive electronics market requirements for high reliability and big data storage and exchange.
The environment inside a vehicle can be harsh. A lot of dust and high-frequency vibrations may be generated when a vehicle is in motion. Dust may damage delicate components and vibrations may loosen them. Additionally, the electromagnetic waves generated by the motor when a vehicle starts will affect the operation of electronic components. Vehicle components encounter different challenges in different geographical locations. For example, in high-latitude countries, outdoor temperatures in winter are usually extremely low, while in tropical countries, the temperature inside a vehicle during the day in summer may be between 50°C and 70°C.
In such situations, the vehicle information system still needs to read information frequently to maintain smooth vehicle operations. With its automotive eMMC products, FORESEE can provide complete and stable embedded storage solutions that can easily address the above challenges.
FORESEE's automotive eMMC products are AEC-Q100 certified to help automotive devices pass factory validation. With storage capacities between 8GB and 128GB, the products can meet the functional requirements of different vehicle systems.
In addition, with the ever-increasing volume of electronic map data, navigation has become a must-have application for modern vehicles. To avoid download issues, FORESEE products feature pre-burning support to ensure that no data is lost during the normal production process.
In terms of stability, FORESEE's automotive eMMC products have an enhanced storage area design to reduce the probability of system failure or crash. For information security, the private protocol is encrypted to ensure data integrity.
Longsys specifically pointed out that its automotive FORESEE eMMCs are packaged by a world-class manufacturer. All product series have passed wide-temperature testing. Longsys has also developed its own fixtures to enhance product reliability by using high-specification testing methods.
FORESEE has separated the firmware and applications in its automotive eMMC products to allow for more flexible functionality in automotive devices. Users can adjust the product storage area according to their needs, allowing the product to meet market demand. Additionally, FORESEE can customize private protocols for customers to ensure data credibility.
In terms of future planning, Longsys stated that the market demand for vehicle information system functions is increasing, so the transmission bandwidth of storage components will inevitably be insufficient. Therefore, FORESEE will cooperate with the world's leading automotive electronics manufacturers to enhance storage performance.
FORESEE will continue to diversify its automotive product line and add UFS, DRAM and SSD products in the near future. FORESEE will first focus on the Chinese automotive market, and then turn its attention to overseas automakers, with the goal of expanding its products onto the global market.
(Source: DIGITIMES, published on June 3, 2021)