Toshiba Corp. announced in Tokyo on Jan. 6 the development of Benand, a multi-application single level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory with an embedded error correction code (ECC).
Benand's applications include LCD TVs and digital cameras along with robots and other industrial uses. Samples of eight Benand products in two capacities, 4 Gigabit and 8 Gigabit, were available from Jan. 6 and mass production will begin in March 2012.
The simple interface and high reliability of the small-capacity SLC NAND has led to its widespread use in consumer applications and industrial programming. Until now, the ECC has been embedded in the host processor and corrected 1 bit per 512 bytes. However, advances in memory process technology require enhanced error correction.
Benand removes the burden of ECC from the host processor while minimizing protocol changes and allowing host processors to support leading-edge process NAND flash memory in a timely manner.
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