Electronics and Semiconductors

Embedded World 2024: First quad-port SSD for software-defined vehicles

10 April 2024
Source: Micron

At Embedded World 2024, taking place this week in Nuremberg, Germany, Micron Technology Inc. has introduced what it claims to be the world’s first quad-port solid state drive (SSD) capable of interfacing with up to four systems on chips (SoCs) to centralize storage for software-defined intelligence vehicles.

Called 4150AT SSD, the SSD combines single-root input/output virtualization, a PCIe generation 4 interface and ruggedized automotive design. The high random read and write speeds allows the SSD to manage data streams from multiple SoCs at once so it works in automotive solutions that increasingly multitask from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to in-vehicle infotainment to AI-enabled cabin experiences.

“As storage requirements race to keep up with rich in-vehicle experiences featuring AI and advanced algorithms for higher levels of autonomous safety, this era demands a new paradigm for automotive storage to match,” said Michael Basca, vice president of embedded products and systems at Micron.

Other features of the SSD include:

  • Random read above 600,000 IOPS
  • Random write speeds above 100,000 IOPS
  • Supports heavy multi-host workloads up to 64 virtual machines
  • Increased security based on the SR-IOV virtualization
  • Configurable triple-level cell NAND
  • Automotive Safety Integrity Level B (ASIL-B) capability
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