SanDisk today introduced a new, JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) standard version of the iNAND embedded flash drive (EFD). This new version of iNAND, soon to be available in capacities of up to 8 gigabytes (GB), was unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress.
iNAND is a reliable, high-capacity and high-performance NAND flash storage device that is now JEDEC JC-64.1 package and ball-out compatible.** This new JEDEC compatibility, which allows iNAND to more readily connect to applications using this common standard, should help to reduce integration efforts for handset vendors and other mobile device manufacturers.
iNAND, which is compatible with the SD bus and commands, is designed to support mobile TV, multimedia downloading and other storage-hungry applications on portable systems such as mobile handsets, digital audio/MP3 players, gaming applications, GPS applications, personal media players and PDAs. With the new JEDEC standard hardware interface, the leading industry standard SD-compatible interface and smart flash management software integrated into its controller as firmware, iNAND is especially suited for these types of small portable devices. iNAND facilitates lower integration efforts and seamless access to the most cost-effective high-capacity MLC NAND flash technology available. EE Times recently named the iNAND EFD as an “Ultimate Product of the Year” finalist for its third Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award.