Flash Memory is gaining momentum in the consumer electronics today, bringing a broad range of memory solutions with high density, low power consumption and endurance characteristics. Being non-volatile they retain the data, even when the power is switched off.
Increasing demand for smartphones and tablets is pushing supply for flash solutions that double device storage potential and can be easily integrated into space-constrained designs. Smarter, faster and more powerful mobile devices require in turn smarter, faster and more powerful memory, the key requirements being low power consumption and high performance. Similar progress can be seen in the automotive market where new generation memory solutions are needed to provide additional storage for rich multimedia data and advanced software and applications.
The applications for flash are becoming more diverse and that is where JEDEC comes in. The association gathers together suppliers and manufacturers to work on existing and new generation standards including eMMC, SSD and UFS that meet the varied technical and developmental needs of the ever-evolving industry. Recently released eMMC 5.0 offers enhancements for embedded mass-storage flash memory upping the maximum interface speed rates to 400MB/s.
Tuxera solutions for internal storage, fully optimised for different flash technologies, meet steep hardware performance limits with no sacrifice in fail-safe reliability and interoperability. Furthermore, fail-safe by design, Tuxera file systems ensure that no data will get lost or corrupted in case of unexpected plug-off, system crash or critical power drop. Significant improvements in performance and reliability help manufacturers achieve higher level of device responsiveness and usability with cost-effective software and hardware solutions. For more information and detailed use cases drop us an email.
April 16, 2014
in consumer electronics, eMMC, exfat, FAT, file systems, storage
Tagged eMMC, flash memory, internal storage, JEDEC, SSD, UFS
Consumers are looking for personalised entertainment available anytime, anywhere, on any device. Increasing consumption of over-the-top (OTT), on-demand, HD video services such as Netflix, Hulu and others, widespread usage of cloud services and a sheer number of portable devices accessing the network at the same time, creates a vast surge in data demand. The overall video traffic is expected to reach 90% of the consumer Internet traffic by 2017, with level of mobile video traffic already above 50%. Multi-screen enablement (i.e. being able to watch Netflix on a tablet) together with emergence of digital contents such as 4K videos further increases the needs for higher broadband bandwidth and raises awareness of network traffic and connection quality.
To keep up with increasing bandwidth demands, telecom operators are expanding the current networks focusing on delivery of higher speeds. Some key broadband technologies needed for future connected home solutions include 5G level 802.11ac and high-speed vectored VDSL. Operators continue to upgrade to VDSL2, implementing both bonding and vectoring capabilities. VDSL offers much faster speeds compared to ADSL, providing full support for HDTV. In 2013, its port shipments outpaced those of ADSL, accounting for 52% of all the shipments.
802.11ac, the new standard from IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) approved just over a month ago, builds upon 802.11n bringing a dramatic leap in speed, capacity, reliability and overall quality of wireless communications. Quoting the latest study from ABI Research, 802.11ac is expected to represent 45% of all consumer Wi-Fi equipment shipments by the end of this year.
Tuxera storage solutions optimised for the Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection help take an advantage of expanded bandwidth and capacity by increasing substantially the observed speed and maximising the hardware and software use. For more detailed information please consult our storage products page or contact our sales team directly.
We are proud to note that one of our Q&A Engineers stared in a recently released documentary “Love and Engineering”, a combined German, Bulgarian and Finnish production directed by Tonislav Hristov.
Can one engineer love? Love & Engineering is a crossmedia story world (documentary film, mobile, social media) about getting re-introduced to real life by trying to find love.
You are in for a treat. A few of the scenes were shot in Tuxera old office in Lauttasaari (our HQs took over Nokia’s R&D center at Itämerenkatu) last fall and offer a unique sneak-peak into our work environment and people who make up our team. The movie premiere opened 13th DocPoint Helsinki, one of the largest documentary film festivals in the Nordics. This years’ happening in January gathered as many as 28,000 visitors during a total 4 days of screening. Love & Engineering is touring other festivals this year, so do not miss your chance to see it.
The annual CES kicked off yesterday as always with new products and exciting technology announcements. One of the trends on the floor this year is immersive video, an Ultra High-Definition offered not only by the TV manufacturers but brought to your smartphone. With 8.3 megapixels total, it is four times the resolution of today’s popular 1080p HDTV displays. The latest nubia Z5S series, presented by Chinese corporation ZTE during this week’s trade show, is the first one in the industry to showcase an Ultra HD video capture and viewing on a big-screen.
ZTE revealed a wide range of mobile hardware, this time including a series of new smartphones, a “high precision voice phone” Grand S2 and its first smart watch dubbed as BlueWatch. Mentioned above nubia 5S totes a “professional-grade photography hardware” which consists of, just to start with, Optical Image Stabilisation, 13-megapixel Sony RS sensor for low-light settings and a several photo editing features. It is capable of recording a 4K video that can be later played back on one of the latest increasingly popular 4K TVs and allows the users to watch theatre-quality movies, sport events and presentations. Thanks to Tuxera file system solutions running inside, the device performs at the highest level even under the most demanding image handling operations.
Smartphone buyers in China and elsewhere are looking for the latest innovations and optional customization. With the all-new nubia Z5S smartphone Nubia delivers smooth end-user driven user experience pushing the technical boundaries. Based on our rigorous evaluation only Tuxera file systems meet Nubia’s criteria based on top performance, rock solid reliability and fastest time to market. [...]