New Flash Drive from WDC Makes the ADAS Grade with ISO26262

Automotive flash drives have to meet high standards and handle the heat and cold. Western Digital’s advanced automotive iNAND 7250A embedded flash drive (EFD) is designed to support data demands of the latest “advanced driver-assistance systems” (ADAS), cutting-edge infotainment and safety systems, and other connected technologies in vehicles. It delivers dependable performance even in extreme conditions in and around the vehicle, including ambient temperatures down to40oC and up to 105oC. This makes the robust, new EFD ideal for a wide range of connected automotive systems and environments.

By utilizing enhanced, enterprise-class storage and controller technology, our Western Digital’s new iNAND 7250A embedded storage device offers the reliability and quality that is essential for the automotive industry, smart features that our customers want most and exceptional performance over a wide range of temperatures. It’s well-suited for everything from 3D mapping and vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the high thermal temperatures that can be generated by autonomous driving computing devices and systems in the car.

The iNAND 7250A is designed to work with a variety of automotive systems in the vehicle that generate, receive and process data, from increasingly complex infotainment and navigation systems, to diagnostic systems continuously processing analytics, to constantly streaming vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems. The new iNAND 7250A also comes with the company’s suite of automotive “smart” features, which include enhanced power failure protection, a comprehensive memory health status monitor, advanced diagnostic tools and more.

Additional Features and Specifications:

  • Adheres to ISO26262 design guidelines for nonvolatile memory-based products.
  • Capacities up to 64GB.
  • Compliant AEC-Q100 Grade 2 (-40oC to 105oC) and AEC-Q100 Grade 3 (-40oC to +85oC).
  • Built with enhanced enterprise class flash memory and controller.
  • e.MMC 5.1 specification.
  • Up to 110MB/s sequential write and up to 300MB/s sequential read3

Samples of the iNAND 7250A EFD are currently available. The new device joins the company’s family of solutions for the automotive industry, including SanDisk brand automotive grade SD and EFD solutions.