OTTAWA, 7 Dec. 2010. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) in Ottawa is introducing the XMC-552 rugged NAND flash solid state driveXMC/PMC card in air- and conduction-cooled configurations for use in harsh-environment defense and aerospace embedded computing applications. The XMC/PMC-552, which is visible to the system as two independent SATA drives, is available in 64-, 128-, or 256-gigabyte configurations.
The XMC-552 protects critical data with 128-bit AES data encryption using a programmable key, an instant purge function that can erase all memory within four seconds, and secure data erase. The sequential read performance of the XMC-552's flash memory is rated at 200 megabytes per second, which can be increased to 400 megabytes per second with RAID 0 software.
The card supports ECC NAND flash correction that can correct as many as eight random single-bit errors per 512-byte sectors. It also supports a wear leveling algorithm that spreads program/erase cycles evenly across the media to mitigate premature device failure due to frequent data overwrites.
Designed to IEEE 1386 and IEEE 1386.1 specifications, the card performs with basecards that support either a full XMC mezzanine connector set (Pn5 and Pn6) or a mixed set PMC and XMC connectors (Pn4 and Pn5).
The small-form-factor mezzanine card speeds and simplifies the integration of large capacity solid-state flash memory into deployed subsystems, company officials say. Software support includes drivers for VxWorks, Wind River Linux, and Windows. For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcembedded.com.