Although SATA is still a dominant interface in embedded and NetCom systems, the future belongs to PCIe. PCIe breaks the bandwidth limitations of SATA and offers flexible solutions with multiple lanes that can be combined.

An important innovation to increase the performance is the new protocol NVMe, which has been designed specifically for Non Volatile Memory. It reduces significantly the latency of read and write requests by using more efficient commands.

With higher performance also comes higher power consumption, especially with the common 4-lane configuration.

The Swissbit N-10m2 module, a PCIe Gen3 / NVMe 1.2 module, only uses 2 PCIe lanes and reduces the power consumption without sacrificing performance. Even if only operated with one single PCIe lane, the performance still exceeds the SATA limits.

Series Name



Standard & Interface

PCI Express (PCIe) Specification Revision 3.1 / NVMe 1.2


PCI Express® M.2 (2280)


75 pos. Edge Connector

B & M key

Outline Dimensions

22 x 80 x 3.6 mm

Flash Type


Density Range

120 GB – 960 GB

30 GB - 240 GB

Data Retention

10 years @ life begin

1 year @ life end


3,000 P/E cycles (Flash Cell Level)

Operating Temperature

Commercial: 0°C to +70°C /  Industrial: -40°C to +85°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C to +85°C


Sequential Read (MB/s)

Sequential Write (MB/s)

Random 4KB Read (IOPS)

Random 4KB Write (IOPS)


up to 1,600

up to 1,000

up to 190,000

up to 190,000


up to 1,570

up to 860

up to 101,000

up to 167,000


VCC: 2.70 – 3.60

Power Consumption

typ 688 mA

max 1000 mA



DRAM supported FTP

no DRAM support

Features & Tools

Dynamic and Static Wear Leveling, Dynamic Bad Block Remapping

Active and Passive Data Care Management

On-Board Power Fail Protection

Active State Power Management (ASPM) Support

NVMe Security Command Support

In-Field Firmware Update

Advanced Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)

AES256 Encryption (on request)

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