M-Systems and Toshiba are working together to hook us up with faster, larger capacity memory for mobile phones. The two companies have announced that they will be offering DiskOnChip (DOC) H3, a new generation of on-board, high density, DiskOnChip based, embedded flash drives (EFD) for mobile handsets and consumer electronics devices. The new drives will combine Toshiba’s latest 70nm generation multi-level cell NAND flash with M-Systems TrueFFS flash management software.
The NAND flash media is managed within the DOC H3’s controller integrated circuit, which will help to shorten the product development cycles.
“Toshiba and M-Systems’ many years of partnership and commitment to DiskOnChip architecture have now yielded a new generation NAND flash-based storage solution, the DOC H3. Our focus is to continue delivering the most technologically advanced, cost-effective NAND flash based solutions in order to satisfy the expanding market needs for high density flash memory,” said Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Technology Executive, Flash Memory, Toshiba Corporation Semiconductor Company. “Enabling both code and data storage in a single package, DOC H3 is the efficient way for system designers to tap into our leading flash memory technology in an on-board storage form.”
The DOC H3 will be available in densities ranging from 256MB to 2GB. Manufacturers will receive engineering samples in the second quarter of next year and full production will follow in the third quarter.