Exascend Introduces High-Performance SSD for Autonomous Vehicles

Exascend, a leading provider of advanced storage solutions, has launched its AS500 series NVMe Ball Grid Array solid state drive (BGA SSD). This innovative SSD is designed to meet the rigorous data storage needs of next-generation connected and autonomous vehicles, offering high endurance and virtualization capabilities in a compact form factor.

Key Highlights

  • Extreme Endurance: Operates from -40°C to +105°C, handling extreme shock and vibration.
  • Adaptive Thermal Control™: Maintains peak performance by managing temperature effectively.
  • Energy Efficiency: Ultra-low active power consumption under 3.5W.
  • High Performance: Sequential read/write speeds up to 5000/1600 MB/s and random 4K read/write speeds up to 380K/180K IOPS.
  • Virtualization Support: Built-in SR-IOV for up to four virtual machines via direct PCIe.
  • Versatile Capacities: Available up to 1TB, optimized for automotive applications.

Endurance and Performance in Harsh Environments

The AS500 BGA SSD is built to ensure data integrity under extreme conditions. It operates in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +105°C and can withstand significant shock and vibration. Frank Chen, CEO of Exascend, emphasized the drive’s robustness:

“The immense data demands of autonomous driving, infotainment systems, digital cockpits, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require ruggedized storage solutions capable of withstanding extreme automotive conditions.”

Innovative Thermal Management

Exascend’s Adaptive Thermal Control™ algorithm is a key feature that helps maintain the drive’s peak performance by effectively regulating its temperature within safe limits. This ensures the SSD delivers consistent, sustained performance even in the most challenging environments.

Efficiency and Virtualization

The DRAM-less AS500 leverages Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to enhance I/O performance without onboard DRAM, addressing the storage capacity limitations typical of embedded systems. With an active power consumption of less than 3.5W, it provides significant energy savings.

Cutting-Edge Performance

With its PCIe Gen4 interface and NVMe 1.4 protocol, the AS500 achieves exceptional sequential read/write speeds of up to 5000/1600 MB/s and random 4K read/write speeds of up to 380K/180K IOPS in HMB mode. The SSD’s built-in SR-IOV support for up to four virtual machines ensures maximum performance across multiple in-vehicle applications.

About Exascend

Exascend specializes in providing cutting-edge storage and memory solutions known for their low power consumption, high performance, and high reliability. With over 60 patents globally, Exascend offers a comprehensive range of products, including SSDs, memory cards, managed NAND, and DRAM. Their end-to-end capabilities encompass hardware, firmware, software, engineering, manufacturing, and customization, empowering global customers to push the boundaries of innovation. Learn more at exascend.com.

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