Western Digital's UFS 3.0 Embedded Flash Drive Answers the Call From 5G

March 12, 2019 Rich Nass

Universal Flash Storage (UFS) is a common flash storage specification for consumer devices. It brings higher data transfer speeds and increased reliability to handsets, cameras, and the like. UFS 3.0 ups the ante even further with a transfer rate nearing 3 Gbits/s. The clear application looking for such speedy memory is 5G, with its promise of super high speed, billions of connected devices, and so on.

To that end, Western Digital has developed the iNAND MC EU511 embedded flash drive (EFD), which offers sequential write speeds up to 750 Mbytes/s and capacities of 512 Gbytes and operates from a lower voltage point. 

The drive is built on the company's advanced 96-layer 3D NAND technology and supports UFS 3.0 Gear 4/2 Lane specifications. The package measures just 1 mm high.

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Rich Nass

Richard Nass is the Executive Vice-President of OpenSystems Media. His key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OpenSystems Media’s Embedded and IoT product portfolios, including web sites, e-newsletters, print and digital magazines, and various other digital and print activities. He was instrumental in developing the company's on-line educational portal, Embedded University. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for UBM’s award-winning Design News property. Prior to that, he led the content team for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group, as well all custom properties and events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 25 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, handling the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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