Why Raw NAND Flash with Hardware-based ECC is the Way

Everyone knows that NAND has challenges: from factory bad blocks and spontaneous bit failures to endurance limits, etc. That's why a few years ago managed NAND (NAND flash plus an integrated controller) seemed to be the answer, offering the density of raw NAND, while mitigating many of its inherent limitations.
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Datalight Cuts Boot Time in Half for New LG Navigator

Recently, LG Electronics created a multimedia-enabled portable navigator for the North American market, featuring a 4.3" LCD screen, Bluetooth hands-free functionality and video-enabled playback. However, the two-minute startup time didn't match LG's reputation for high-performance devices.
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Reliance usage in a boot code update scenario

There are two possible configurations in how boot code might be stored on a device: 1.) Boot code is stored in raw flash (no file system) and directly accessed from bootloader, 2.) Boot code is stored on a Reliance formatted flash volume
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Perspective on the Flash Memory Summit 2008

It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since the invention of flash memory, but the 20-foot timeline documenting its milestones that was displayed at this year's Flash Memory Summit offered ample evidence of the progress the technology has made.
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Reliance Transactional File system demo

Demonstrating how system software work in a visual manner is an interesting problem, especially in embedded space. There is no UI or visual effects to WOW the audience. To evaluate the value system software components bring to an embedded design, the customer usually needs to configure our software on his embedded development board.
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Datalight Products on VxWorks

Datalight FlashFX Pro ships as an evaluation version in all VxWorks distributions since version 6.5. Customers who need support for NAND flash on VxWorks chose FlashFX Pro for abstracting the intricacies of working with flash memory.
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High-End Phone Market Strong Despite Economic Slum

 

WindowsForDevices has an interesting article today that shows the results from a recent ABI research study on high-end handset sales. It is interesting to note that the economy has not slowed down sale of higher-end mobile phones and the overall mobile market has been strong as well. This bodes well for flash memory vendors, especially for NOR flash vendors like Spansion and Numonyx since mobile handset industry has been a NOR stronghold (though lately NAND is making heavy inroads - call it the iPhone effect).

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Using Datalight Reliance on rotating-media devices

FlashFX Pro is designed only for flash memory but Datalight Reliance is a file system that works on all block devices. This includes hard drives, USB flash drives, removable cards like SD, CF, solid state drives (SSD), etc.
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Gearing Up for the Flash Memory Summit

Datalight is sponsoring and presenting at the Flash Memory Summit, August 12-14 in Santa Clara.
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Worldwide Mobile phone sales increased 14% in 2008

Gartner just announced their latest research on mobile phone sales. What does this mean for you?
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