Apacer [TWSE: 8271], the world's leading industrial storage and memory brand, has launched the world's smallest industrial-grade PCIe BGA SSD, adding another strong series to its high-speed PCIe SSD product line. In response to the developing trend of 5G high-speed networking applications and the increasing miniaturization of smart terminal devices, Apacer adopts 3D TLC NAND flash memory, professional three-dimensional stacking and BGA chip packaging technology to create a device with excellent performance, ultra-low latency and high stability. For the PCIe Gen 3x4 version, it provides the world's highest theoretical speed: up to 4GB/s. For the Gen3x2 version, the minimum size specification is 11.5x13mm. At the same time, Chip On Board (COB) packaging allows for either mounting directly on the motherboard, or via an M.2 interface using the SMT process. This PCIe BGA SSD will be adopted by many high-end industrial and 5G high-speed applications, including the Industrial Internet of Things, cloud computing, servers and networking, defense, gaming, and high-performance computing.
Born to Drive 5G High-speed, Miniaturized Smart Applications
Apacer’s PCIe BGA SSDs are made from the meticulously selected industrial-grade wide-temperature ICs. They also comply with the latest PCIe NVMe 1.3 requirements, giving them a transmission speed more than three times faster than SATA SSDs. Within this series, there’s the PV920-uSSD, which is currently the world's fastest PCIe BGA SSD. It adopts a PCIe Gen3x4 interface, has dimensions of 16x20mm, and offers read/write speeds as high as 3270/2730 MB/s. The theoretical transmission speed can even reach 4GB/s. Another in the series is the PT910-uSSD, the world's smallest of its type, with dimensions of just 11.5x13mm. Using a PCIe Gen3x2 interface, it offers read/write speeds of up to 1685/860 MB/s. The highest theoretical transmission speed can reach 2GB/s. In addition to the advantages of being ultra-lightweight and small, it boasts high-speed performance, ultra-low latency, low power consumption, shock resistance, high stability and reliability. It is ideal for 5G high-speed and miniaturized smart applications.
The Added Value of Multiple Hardware and Software Technologies to Create the Highest Data Transmission Storage Stability and Reliability
Taking full advantage of the PCIe bus, which allows for multichannel massive data transmission, Apacer’s PCIe BGA SSDs adopt multiple hardware and software technologies to create a complete data protection mechanism. For example, the End-to-End Data Protection technology allows for real-time detection and correction of erroneous data to ensure the integrity and accuracy of data transmission between the host and the NAND storage area, greatly improving data reliability. In order to maintain high security standards, it supports the TCG Opal 2.0 specification, using AES 256 encryption technology to provide complete protection for saved data. In addition, considering the possible overheating of the system associated with PCIe high-speed processing, the intelligent temperature control and Thermal Throttling firmware technology controls the temperature and throughput mechanism in a timely manner to ensure the stability and integrity of data writing even in high temperature environments. Apacer’s PCIe BGA SSD features a HMB (Host Memory Buffer) technology DRAM-less control chip design, which fully demonstrates the ultra-high performance and cost-effectiveness of a high-speed PCIe SSD solution.
Looking to the future, smart cars and autonomous vehicles will no longer be just a means of transportation, but also an information aggregation, data calculation, analysis and transmission center, and will attach greater importance to data storage and processing capabilities and speed. Apacer is rapidly developing an IATF 16949 quality management system certification for the automotive industry, and recently obtained the IATF 16949 Letter of Conformance issued by the internationally renowned third-party verification agency BV (Bureau Veritas). In the future, Apacer will continue to strengthen the production of in-vehicle application storage products, in line with the global unified standards of the automotive industry system formulated by international automobile manufacturers, and develop products designed to survive in the most challenging transportation environments.