Tuxera FlashFX Tera™ and Reliance Edge™ bring optimized performance and data protection to handheld devices in mathematics classrooms

Enhancing interactive learning with flash memory

When classroom technology experts Texas Instruments (TI) went searching for the best-in-class data    management software for the new TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire™ CAS, they found Tuxera Reliance Edge™ (formerly Datalight* Reliance) and Tuxera FlashFX Tera™ (formerly Datalight FlashFX® Pro) to be the right fit. The flash memory based technology was designed for teachers and students in secondary school mathematics to enable interactive learning and supplemental classroom materials, allowing students to more easily grasp complex mathematics.

The challenge

Because handheld products like the TI-Nspire family are prone to power interruptions, it was essential for TI to develop a system that would protect user data in the event of power failure. What TI needed was a flash file system that offered both data protection and superior performance. From their experience with the challenges of building flash-based devices, TI also understood the importance of dependable support in meeting their development targets.

The results

Texas Instruments found the combination of FlashFX Tera intelligent flash manager and Reliance Edge fault-tolerant embedded file system to be the right choice for their TI-Nspire family. FlashFX lets the application software written by OEM’s interface seamlessly to the flash memory as though it were a simple hard drive, reducing overall design complexity. The software platform makes second sourcing of flash parts simple because of the wide array of flash technologies FlashFX supports as well as its ability to automatically detect the flash part in the system. Reliance Edge is specifically designed to eliminate the risk of data corruption in embedded devices that operate in environments where power interruption may occur. Tuxera worked with TI to integrate Reliance Edge and FlashFX into their TI-Nspire family of products. The responsiveness of Tuxera support was a critical element in TI’s choice of FlashFX Tera and Reliance Edge.

The TI-Nspire CAS learning solution, integrated with FlashFX Tera and Reliance Edge, establishes one of the educational industry’s most highly integrated and optimized solutions for teachers and students in secondary school. Not only will FlashFX Tera and Reliance Edge help TI to better streamline their manufacturing process, but the power it brings should benefit students with different learning styles and increase comprehension by supporting interactive math and science concepts presented in multiple representations.

* This customer success story has been updated in 2021. Datalight was originally mentioned as the software provider in this story. As of 2019, Datalight Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Tuxera Inc. Tuxera now owns all of Datalight’s former products, including the ones mentioned in this project. Tuxera is dedicated to providing superior technical know-how in data storage challenges and responsive customer support.

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