KIOXIA Europe announced the launch of the first deliveries of embedded flash memory modules of the UFS 3.1 standard, designed for use in 5G devices. The memory can provide a high level of performance when writing data while consuming a minimum amount of energy.
The new devices combine the BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and the controller in an 11.5 x 13.0 mm JEDEC standard enclosure. The controller corrects errors by leveling out wear, translating logical addresses to physical addresses and managing damaged blocks, which facilitates the system design process.
“KIOXIA Corporation remains the leader in the development of UFS flash memory. The standard was first introduced by us in 2013, last year UFS received version 3.0, and today there was a presentation of UFS version 3.1, which only emphasizes KIOXIA’s commitment to progress and innovation, ”Axel Störmann, Vice President of Marketing and Flash Development KIOXIA Europe Corporation.
The architecture of the new flash memory uses an additional non-volatile SLC cache, which significantly increases the write speed by 200-300%. Compared to the existing version of the standard 3.0, the reading rate is improved by 30%. In addition, the drives use the special DeepSleep mode, which is characterized by minimal power consumption and superior to Sleep Power Mode in UFS 3.0. If necessary, UFS 3.1 flash memory from KIOXIA can reduce performance, for example, when the temperature inside the device reaches critical values.
The first deliveries include the release of the flash memory of 256 GB. Versions of 128 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB will be available at the end of March 2020.