Biwin Releases Single Chip e-MMC SSD As The Industry Embraces Undersized Offerings

Biwin Announces e-MMC SSD-on-a-Chip for Embedded Computing Applications

JEDEC Standard BGA-169 Offers Embedded Customers a Smaller Flash Storage Option


SAN JOSE, Calif. “ April 17, 2012 “ Embedded computing OEMs are seeking ways to shorten their design cycles and save precious space inside their systems. Biwin, an industry leader in flash storage products, today announced an e-MMC SSD in a 169-ball BGA chip that addresses both those demands, enabling customers to design in a complete storage solution on a single chip with an industry standard interface.

Biwins new e-MMC SSDs are offered in capacities from 2GB to 64GB. They integrate both flash and a full SSD controller into a single chip, featuring advanced SSD features such as ECC, wear leveling and bad block management. They also include two key new features for embedded memory applications: power-on boot and explicit sleep mode, which translate to significant benefits for the end-user. Power-on boot defines a way for the boot-code to be accessed by the host controller without an upper-level software driver, speeding the time it takes for a controller to access the boot code. Explicit sleep mode enables the host controller to directly instruct e-MMC to enter power-saving sleep mode – an enhancement that has an immediate positive impact on power efficiency. These JEDEC compatible, e-MMC v4.4 compliant SSDs are ideal for use in a plethora of mobile gadgets requiring a ready-made storage solution.

Supporting Quote
These e-MMC SSDs leverage Biwins core strengths in chip packaging and SSD design, and are produced in Biwins own factory. SSD-on-a-chip technology will help embedded customers shorten their design cycles and get to market faster with new products, while offering a reliable long-range storage solution.
– Joe James, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Biwin America

Additional Resources
– Biwin e-MMC specifications
– All Biwin SSD products
– Biwin Newsroom
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  1. Very interesting…sounds pretty similar to MOSAID’s technology. Looks like the next year or so is gonna be chalk full of new SSD tech…sadly most of which will be enterprise oriented. But like auto racing, eventually a lot of that tech will eventually trickle down to affordable consumer level offerings…fingers crossed.

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