Memory and non-volatile storage solutions for edge computing must work uninterrupted and with long service interval. Edge computing systems experience wide temperature ranges, shock, and vibration. Remotely installed sensors, actuators and communication channels need to have local storage for pre-processing of big data, temporary storage for optimized network usage and format conversion. Stored data must be protected against manipulation or theft. The storage product must provide a high bandwidth for small block write operations.
The life time status of the storage device must be controllable by local maintenance routines.
Swissbit provides the perfect rugged and reliable small form factor storage products for edge computing systems.
The Swissbit PCIe, SATA, SD, microSD, e.MMC and USB products provide the right storage capacity, longevity and operation temperature range for remotely installed systems. The introduction of industrial grade 3D NAND TLC and 3D pSLC reduce the cost while increasing the available storage capacity.
Swissbit security products can be used as a TPM-like, HW based root of trust to give Iot devices a unique ID and protect access, boot code, communication and stored data.
Key product features
Industrial Temperature Grade
Swissbit products are designed for operation in outdoor and remote systems under industrial temperature range. The guaranteed temperature range from -40°C to 85°C of the storage solution allows to operate the Swissbit products in systems without airflow. Own thermal management of the Flash controller protects against overheating and lifetime reduction.
Data Care Management
Stored data is sensitive to degeneration by high temperature storage. Data care management constantly checks the quality of the data and refreshes weak blocks in the background. This prevents data loss and extends the field life of the Swissbit products
Power Fail Robustness
Other than office and entertainment equipment the IoT systems are not necessarily shutdown in a safe manner. Embedded systems are often just powered down by switching off AC, or systems are operated in remote location s with instable power supply. Independent of the source of a sudden power loss, the storage products, which often contains the operating system, must restart proper operation after return from power loss without corruption of the drive or stored data. Swissbit implements a robust protection against data loss at sudden power fail in all of the products and verifies the effectiveness by a harsh power interruption test during product qualification.
Typical IoT Products
- Small: ideal for small form factors IoT devices
- Robust: rugged design, environmentally protected
- Reliable: wide temperature range, high endurance
- Low cost of ownership: long service life, highest quality