Western Digital today introduced the company's most advanced automotive grade solution to date, the iNAND 7250A embedded flash drive (EFD).
Leveraging flash storage technology for reliability, the new SanDisk-branded storage device is designed to support data demands of the latest "advanced driver-assistance systems" (ADAS), infotainment and safety systems, and other connected technologies in vehicles. It delivers dependable performance even in extreme conditions in and around the vehicle, including ambient temperatures down to -40oC and up to 105oC.
According to Gartner, the total cumulative shipments of automobiles equipped with data connectivity, including those with aftermarket devices attached to the onboard diagnostics (OBD) port, will reach 220 million in 2020.
The iNAND 7250A is designed to work with a variety of automotive systems in the vehicle that generate, receive and process data, from complex infotainment and navigation systems, to diagnostic systems continuously processing analytics, to constantly streaming vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems. The new iNAND 7250A also comes with the company's suite of automotive "smart" features, which include power failure protection, a memory health status monitor, diagnostic tools and more.
Additional Features and Specifications:
- Adheres to ISO26262 design guidelines for nonvolatile memory-based products
- Capacities up to 64GB
- Compliant AEC-Q100 Grade 2 (-40oC to 105oC) and AEC-Q100 Grade 3 (-40oC to +85oC)
- Built with enhanced enterprise class flash memory and controller
- e.MMC 5.1 specification
- Up to 110MB/s sequential write and up to 300MB/s sequential read3
WD says that samples of the iNAND 7250A EFD are currently available.