Advanced thermal technologies, high bandwidth, low latency and high densities are ideal for IIoT and embedded applications
Taipei, Taiwan (January 2018) – ATP Electronics, a leading manufacturer of high-performance industrial memory and storage solutions, spearheads the implementation of industrial temperature (iTemp) support on its latest NVMe™ M.2 solid state drive modules. The new SSD modules support a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C to capably address the power and heat issues common in fanless embedded systems as well as extreme temperature variations in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, enabling them to perform reliably in harsh environments.
When operating at high speeds in high-throughput scenarios, onboard thermal sensors can detect abnormal temperature elevation and automatically enable a mechanism that adjusts performance to cool the system. According to Peter Huang, ATP Head of Embedded Solid State Drive Business Unit, “ATP Dynamic Thermal Throttling intelligently regulates speed and power to reduce heat without aggressive declines in performance, unlike other thermal solutions that cause abrupt drops and thus compromise stability.” Additionally, the low typical power consumption of 3.3V makes ATP’s NVMe M.2 SSDs energy efficient, translating to longer drive usage and cost savings.
ATP's iTemp NVMe M.2 2280 SSD modules take advantage of the PCIe® Generation 3.0 x4 lane high-speed interface, delivering a bandwidth of up to 32 Gb/s (8 Gb/s per lane), which is four to six times the data transfer speed of previous-generation AHCI protocol on Serial ATA drives. Up to three times lower latency, sequential read-write speeds of up to 2,540/1,100 MB/s and random read IOPS (input/output per second) of 100,000, ensure fast and dependable performance to meet the data-intensive needs of industrial and mission-critical applications such as surveillance, medical imaging, and many network storage systems with fast caching requirements.
Double-sided configuration achieves higher densities of up to 1 TB; Global Wear Leveling evens out the program/erase cycles across all blocks to prevent premature drive wear-out and increase drive longevity; and, TRIM support on Windows® 7 and higher, as well as on the latest Linux® Kernel, allows the drive to perform controller functions such as garbage collection in the background to improve overall endurance and performance.