Benefits of NAND Flash - Wind River and Datalight Webinar

Join us March 18th at 11am PDT as Datalight CEO Roy Sherrill and Wind River Product Manager Bill Graham weigh the pros and cons of switching to NAND. Maximize the usability and efficiency of your device memory by understanding all the considerations that go into integrating a NAND flash with your device's software. Learn more and reserve your spot today as space is limited.
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LinkedIn Group Rants About Vendor-supplied Drivers

If you're on LinkedIn, check out the Realtime Embedded Engineering Group for an interesting and often lively discussion of the issues facing our community. We particularly enjoyed reading the recent thread about the drivers included by hardware vendors being less than optimal for most flash parts. The consensus can be summed up in one blogger's statement;

"What many silicon vendors refer to as a 'driver' is nothing more than the code left over by their inhouse hardware development team. This code typically exercises just a small subset of the device capabilities (or whatever they were working on last) and doesn't even come close to meeting the definition (or spirit) of a general purpose device driver."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. A lot of our time in developing our FlashFX family of flash memory drivers is spent…

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InHand Chooses FlashFX Pro for Fingertip Modules

InHand's development platforms are known in the embedded industry for their generous list of features, fast time-to-market, and solid performance. Recently, when a customer's unusual flash configuration began causing corruption issues related to the default flash driver on Windows CE,
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Reliability on Windows CE 6.0

Watch our demonstration of the Datalight Reliance flash file system on the Beagle Board with Windows CE 6.0

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Reliance Nitro Makes an Impact

Last week one of our customers sent the following evaluation report in an email to Datalight support staff: "Right now we are in the process of testing the impact of Reliance Nitro in our application. Apparently, we noticed some boost in the performance:  faster write speed, significant speed increase of transaction point creation, faster read speed, and significantly faster directory read (we typically have 1000 files in the directory). So, in conclusion, the overall performance of the system is boosted quite significantly." Another real world example of how Reliance Nitro boosts performance in directories with a large number of files. To learn how Reliance Nitro does it, check out the whitepaper.

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Motorola Introduces the Future of Mobile Computing

We were excited to read about this week's release of the new Motorola MC9500. This slick new member of the MC9000 rugged mobile computer family includes features like swappable keypad, modular 3.5G WAN with support for GSM HSDPA or CDMA-EVDO Rev A wireless broadband connectivity in one device, screen orientation sensor, battery lifespan management and lots of other bells and whistles. We were even more excited to see a report from Computerworld that Fedex has already ordered 100,000 units!

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FAT May Be Exchangeable but Still Not Your Friend

According to a recent Nielsen/Netratings report, 89.4% of us connect our gadgets to a Windows host machine, underscoring how crucial it is for manufacturers to consider file system compatibility with the Windows desktop.
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Application Ecosystems on Devices

While the software we develop integrates at system level in devices, we do keep an eye open for developments happening at the application level primarily because the heavy data storage use most modern applications make. Understanding what kind of applications are making headway in the market helps us determine the type of data profile to expect at the file system and flash management level.
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Seen & Heard at the Flash Memory Summit

Attendance at FMS broke records for the fourth year in a row - truly remarkable, given our current economic situation. I think even the organizers were pleasantly surprised by the confirmation that FMS is now the venue of choice for flash industry leaders to come together and for the rest of the industry to learn what is new in the world of flash technology.
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Doing In-Place OS updates for Embedded Devices

Palm and Apple have released updates to their mobile devices and Microsoft is about to as well. This activity signals embedded devices becoming more like PCs.
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