Swissbit Products for Networking and Communication

Today's modern life can't be imagined without a wide and stable network for data access, distribution and storage. Exabytes of data travel daily through the internet, zettabytes are already stored. Millions of routers and bridges are spread out over the globe bringing internet access to even the most remote location. 5G technology requires a much higher number of small form factor edge devices to reach out to the end users and connected devices. Those networking and communication systems need to operate 24/7 and sometimes under extreme environmental conditions including poor power supply stability. Since many edge devices are positioned on high and prominent locations that are difficult to maintain, the service interval must be extended.


  • Reliability: Storage solutions for Networking and Communication systems must provide reliable operation even in the most extreme conditions: wide temperature changes, sudden power interruptions, environmental influence.

  • Data integrity: Boot devices may be inactive for months and need to bring back the system after an unexpected power loss quickly and reliably. The storage data rate must remain high with fully utilized capacity.

  • Customized for NetCom: Small form factors with rather low densities and high endurance ask for specialized solutions while keeping the total cost of ownership low.

  • Longevity: Legacy interfaces still need to be supported, and qualification requirements of new products are among the most demanding in the storage industry.

Swissbit Solution

  • SSD: The new Swissbit 3D NAND based products N-10m2 and small form factor N-20m2 PCIe M.2 and the X-75 SATA SSD family are dedicated to the demanding requirements of the NetCom market and operate between -40°C and +85°C. pSLC variants and configurations with high overprovision provide the requested endurance for extended service intervals.

  • USB modules: The embedded USB module families U-4x and U-5x offer the right solutions for system still using USB for the boot device.

  • CompactFlash Cards: Longevity SLC and MLC CFC products are available with controlled BOM to eliminate requalification effort and reduce the total cost of ownership.

Key Product Features


High endurance

Power fail management

Power fail management

High endurance
Swissbit is offering SSD solutions with high endurance by using pSLC technology or high overprovisioning to meet the requirements for high write data rate and long service life.

Top quality
Swissbit provides best quality products with hardware and firmware optimizations to reach lowest DPPM rates in the market to avoid any downtime of a NetCom system due to a faulty storage product.
Every product that leaves the Swissbit factory has been intensively tested at temperature limits to protect against early fails.

Exhaustive qualification
Temperature cycles tests, high temperature operated life tests, environmental and shock / vibration tests, firmware qualification, and power fail tests need to pass befor a Swissbit product is release for mass production. This guarantees a long product lifetime and a top quality.

Typical Applications

  • ATCA Blade
  • Cable modem
  • Content and video delivery
  • Enterprise Media Gateway
  • Switches and routers
  • Optical network
  • Radar / Sonar
  • Radio network controller
  • Security
  • Tetra Base Station
  • Wireless Base Station
  • Digital Subscriber Line access multiplexer
Data storage for networking and communication

Your Benefits

  • High endurance products: lowest TCO by wide service intervals
  • Highest quality: uninterrupted, reliable operation
  • Power fail robustness: tolerance to instable power delivery
  • Longevity products: reduced requalification efforts

Use Case Example:

Base Station

The customer requirement for base station storage product included: Small density, high endurance, USB 3 interface, stable performance both for sequential and random operation.
The Swissbit solution "U-58" embedded USB module uses 3D NAND pSLC to provide sufficient endurance. Swissbit even modified the device configuration to offer high overprovisioning in order to further increase the TBW values to SLC levels while keeping the cost low. A page based flash management and USB 3.1 interface provided enough write performance. The product over fulfilled all customer requirements.

Mobile network base station

Why Swissbit ?

  • Competent and trustworthy partner: more than 20 years of experience with sophisticated storage and security solutions in the industrial market with „Made in Germany“ products.
  • Best quality products and solutions: Our products are designed for highest reliability, endurance and quality standards.
  • Unique technical support and customer relationship: Knowledgeable application engineers and technical sales available for product consultancy.

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