Silicon Motion Leverages the industry leading technologies and experiences in NAND flash memory controller along with Multi-Chip Package (MCP) solution to introduce Ferri Family, including FerriSSD®, Ferri-eMMC® and Ferri-UFS®.
The FerriSSD® Bx series is an exceptional storage solution for embedded computing devices, boasting PCIe Gen 4 x4 and 3D NAND Flash technology in a compact 16mm x 20mm BGA chip-scale package. With storage capacities of up to 1TB, these high-performance storage devices take full advantage of the latest SMI cutting-edge technologies, delivering impressive sequential Read speeds of over 6GB/s and sequential Write speeds of over 4GB/s. This makes the FerriSSD® Bx series ideal for a wide range of applications, including car computing, navigation systems, thin clients, point-of-sale terminals, multifunction printers, telecommunications equipment, factory automation tools, and an array of server applications. Whether for business or personal use, the FerriSSD® Bx series provides ultimate storage performance in a compact form factor, making it an essential component for any embedded computing device.
The FerriSSD® is designed optimally for a wide range of embedded applications that require faster access speed, a small flexible form factor, and reliable PCIe NVMe/SATA storage. By combining industry-proven controller technology, NAND flash, and passive components into a small single BGA package, FerriSSD® simplified design efforts and reduces time-to-market while protecting from NAND technology migration concerns.
Ferri-UFS® is a highly integrated solution which combines a feature-wise flash controller compliant with the latest UFS 2.2/3.1 standard and standard NAND flash memory. Its high-performance storage accessing, better power efficiency, and ease of system design make the Ferri-UFS® a fabulous solution for automotive, industry, embedded and portable applications.
Ferri-eMMC® is optimally designed for a wide range of embedded applications and is fully compliant to the JEDEC standards for eMMC* 4.5/5.0/5.1 protocols. Available in 100/153-ball BGA packages, Ferri-eMMC® eases PCB design and enables low-cost manufacturing.
SMI is committed to developing innovative storage solutions and harnessing the advanced technologies to ensure that our products deliver the highest levels of data integrity, reliability and quality for mission-critical applications.
The SR-IOV architecture applies the concept of virtualization. Its architecture provides for the direct connection of multiple automotive modules to an SSD via PCIe channels. This provides the flexibility to run a VM on any supported hardware target and optimizes the usage of the available hardware resources.
The advantage of virtualized architecture is that data transfers no longer need to be routed via the hypervisor (virtual machine manager, or VMM), thus eliminating the delay caused by translating software code from PCIe format into hypervisor format and back again. This also reduces the burden on the CPU in which the hypervisor runs.
Now offered with built-in SR-IOV capability, a single FerriSSD® device from Silicon Motion in a virtualized architecture can support up to eight VMs, which are implemented in hardware on the embedded SSD controller, providing a direct, high-speed PCIe interface to each VM via a dedicated virtual function (VF) implemented in the SSD controller.
Cost saving – replacing multiple, lower performance, less robust storage devices with a single, high-performance SSD.
Low Latency – the SR-IOV capability provides for near-native QoS in a flexible virtualized architecture.
Reduced CPU utilization – thanks to the elimination of the hypervisor layer between virtual machines and an SR-IOV-enabled SSD.
Silicon Motion's FerriSSDs incorporate full data error detection with recovery engines to provide enhanced data integrity throughout the entire Host-to-NAND-to-Host data path. The FerriSSD® data recovery algorithm can effectively detect any error in the SSD data path, including hardware (i.e. ASIC) errors, firmware errors and memory errors arising in SRAM, DRAM or NAND.
Conventional SSDs employ standard BCH and RS ECC (error correction coding) engines to initiate first-level correction using NAND shift-read-retries. In addition to this first-level error correction, FerriSSDs also implement a highly efficient second-level correction scheme using an LDPC (low-density parity-check) code and an advanced RAID algorithm (a highly efficient redundant backup) to reduce potential dPPM at customer site while extending the service life of SSD.
Silicon Motion's proprietary IntelligentScan function will activate automatically to scan recharge, repair or retire the cell block (DataRefresh) according to the host behavior and working environment (eg. ambient temperature). As a result of the combination of IntelligentScan and DataRefresh, FerriSSD® can effective prolong its service life much beyond typical NAND specifications.
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