Resistance to shock, low noise and low power consumption - these are the superior physical properties of SSDs, which have become essential for satisfying the storage requirements of industrial computers. The application scope of SSDs on industrial computers has also expanded due to increasingly harsh market demands and advancing process technologies.
With the increasing prevalence of the concept of security, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have gradually been used for the purpose of national defense and monitoring. It will be further developed in commercial applications, such as oil pipe monitoring, environment observation, aviation, communication transmission and other commercial applications. The importance of stability of a storage device is thus in top priority with such an exciting prospect.
On the basis of such demand, Apacer, the world's largest industrial SSD manufacturer, recently released a highly stable subminiature SSD - the μSDC-M Plus. Featuring a 64GB large capacity and high reading performance of 510MB/sec, it provides large storage space and highly efficient data transmission. In addition, its characteristics such as wide temperature (-40°C ~+85°C) and surface-mount technology (SMT) provide the most stable storage installation for observation and photography even in high altitude. Recently, it has been adopted by US tech giants for UAV applications.
Jeff Lin, Embedded Business Application Unit Director of Apacer, stressed that, "The μSDC-M Plus is innovatively adopts with BGA156 packaging technology, which integrates the controller /flash and related components into one single chip. The unique design reduces its size to 16x20x1.4mm, which is as small as a one dollar coin. Meanwhile, the adoption of SATA 3 6Gb/s interface allows a maximum capacity of 64GB. Compared with its peer products on the market which are mostly between 1.4 ~ 2 mm in thickness, the size of μSDC-M Plus is especially tiny." Moreover, the integrated storage device also conforms to JEDEC MO-276 specification, which significantly streamlines the main configuration, so as to make the customer-end products lighter in the era of light and thin devices.
Second, the continuous reading speed of μSDC-M Plus is up to 510MB/sec, better than the performance of other similar products on the market, and it can be faster than the general speed of a general 2.5" SSD. Its dual advantages combining small volume and high speed can accelerate the speed of data transmission. With regard to reliability, μSDC-M Plus allows a wide-temperature range of -40°C ~ +85°C, which is resistant to extremely low as well as high temperature. The surface-mount technology (SMT) has 100% resistance to shock and dropping, perfectly suitable for taking aerial photos in harsh temperature or turbulence in high altitude flight environment. In addition, this product supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) in order to simultaneously improve overall efficiency and service life. TRIM Command and 72bit/1K Bytes ECC also help optimize the performance and tolerability, making it more durable than any other storage devices.
With more than 10 years of experience in the SSD market, Apacer is famed for its stringent manufacturing quality, excellent customization capacity and timely technical supports. The firmware and major components can be fixed right after customer's recognition and validation. This reduces the risks of out-of-stock and compatibility issues by providing customers with stable supply and high reliability.
Samples of μSDC-M Plus are now available for customers to run test.