Raw NAND or NOR Flash Memory support for VxWorks

Datalight FlashFX® Family is the recommended flash media manager for VxWorks. FlashFX Family products are intelligent software managers for flash memory. With pre-written drivers that support hundreds of NAND and NOR parts, hybrid flash, and application processor flash controllers, the FlashFX Family offers developers unprecedented versatility and control. Its patented bad block management and small block emulation provide a robust solution for rapid integration and complete management of flash memory in any embedded system.

Reliable, Fast File System, Reliance Nitro for VxWorks

Datalight Reliance NitroTM is a transactional file system created specifically for embedded devices that need to protect critical system and user data from corruption. It ensures rock-solid data reliability while providing the performance needed to create an optimal user experience. Reliance Nitro works with a broad array of storage media – including flash memory, RAM, hard disk, USB mass storage, SD/MMC, and e•MMC – and virtually any 32-bit operating system.

There are several choices of file systems to use with VxWorks including the default DosFS, Wind River’s Highly Reliable File System (HRFS) and Datalight Reliance Nitro. Wind River provides quality products and customer service; however, there are many use cases where OEMs may benefit by using Reliance Nitro file system. Reliance Nitro brings competitive advantage to products where control over data-at-risk, fast handling of many small files, write performance, mount time and flash memory performance are important.

VxWorks Version support 5.5, 6.0 – 6.9, 7.0

Datalight is a long term partner with Wind River for VxWorks. Reliance Nitro and the FlashFX family began VxWorks support with version 5.5, continuing through the full 6.x series and 7.0.

Reliance Nitro, HRFS, DosFs feature comparison for VxWorks

Reliance Nitro Features

Reliance Nitro, HRFS, DosFs file system performance comparison for VxWorks

File system handling many small files or many files in one directory  include use cases that involve significant cache operations or data collection. Reliance Nitro is architected to excel under these conditions utilizing tree-based design to allow fast meta-data handling.

File Operations