Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of its new automotive Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.1 memory solution, optimized for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. The company claims that its latest solution offers the industry’s lowest energy consumption.
The UFS 3.1 line-up will be available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants to meet a range of requirements. The improved portfolio enables more efficient battery life management for future automotive applications, including electric and autonomous vehicles.
For the 256GB model, Samsung has reduced energy consumption by approximately 33% compared with the previous iteration. The 256GB model also delivers a sequential write speed of 700MB/s and a sequential read speed of 2,000MB/s.
The automotive UFS 3.1 solution satisfies the requirements of AEC-Q100 Grade 2 – a semiconductor quality standard for vehicles – guaranteeing stable performance between -40°C and +105°C.
Samsung plans to supply the UFS 3.1 products to OEMs and parts manufacturers before the end of 2023.
“Samsung’s new UFS 3.1 solution addresses a wide range of customer needs for optimized IVI systems while pushing forward with next-generation memory trends that require higher ESG standards,” said Hyunduk Cho, vice president of the memory product planning team at Samsung Electronics. “We aim to expand our presence in the automotive semiconductor market, following the introduction of our UFS 3.1 solution for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).”
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