The Inventor of flash memory
In 1984, Toshiba developed a new type of semiconductor memory called flash memory, leading the industry into the next generation ahead of its competitors. Some time later in 1987, NAND flash memory (NAND) was developed, and this has since been used in a variety of memory cards and electronic equipment. The NAND market has grown rapidly, with flash memory becoming an internationally standardized memory device.
Being a leading supplier with the world largest production capacity of NAND Flash memory, Toshiba is supporting Consumer and Industrial customer with best in class quality and cost efficient storage solutions.
- 24nm SLC, BENAND and Serial NAND are the best choice wherever a long lasting data storage or an application with very frequent write erase requirements needs the most robust and reliable solution.
- For example to store the firmware in consumer applications like STB or TVs, SLC is the most adequate solution.
- Industrial applications like GPS tracker or control units needs to write and erase smaller data very frequently and require a stress resistant memory solution.
- 15nm eMMCs are supporting the latest JEDEC 5.1 specification, which offers a wide range of features and functions. Those helps to develop highly flexible and reliable mass storage solutions in a standardized and cost effective way.
- For example the standardized “Device Health Report” enables the developer to get much more information on the status of the NAND cells inside the eMMC. Based on it a procedure can be implemented to optimize the life time of the data stored on the eMMC.
- The “Enhanced User Area Mode” or so called “pseudo-SLC” is an advantage for applications requiring the memory to perform with higher write/erase cycles than MLC or TLC NAND can offer, but do not require the maximum level of raw SLC.
- Applications like CoM, Data Logger, Industrial PCs, HMIs, Wearables, STB, Home Automation any many more require larger densities for the continuously growing range of functions and storage demand.
BENAND (raw SLC+ECC)
Toshiba’s BENAND™ removes the burden of error correction code (ECC) from the host processor by offering ECC embedded in the hardware while keeping the same specification, high reliability and performance as a raw SLC.
Serial NAND (raw SLC + ECC + SPI)
Toshiba’s new line-up of 24nm based Serial NAND flash memory products are compatible with the widely used Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) giving users access to an SLC NAND flash memory with a low pin count, small package and large capacity.