Embedded Insiders Podcast - NAND Flash Forward

July 17, 2017

Is NAND Flash just about "cheapest wins"? Not for industrial apps, where older, more expensive technology wins the day. Cactus Technologies joins the Embedded Insiders

The NAND flash memory market has evolved (or devolved depending on who you ask) into a battle of the BoMs (Bill of Materials), where the lowest price usually wins. But is that really the only consideration anymore when selecting a flash memory device, particularly for harsh environment applications?

These are questions the Embedded Insiders ask this week, and have answered by Steve Larrivee of industrial-grade NAND flash solution provider Cactus Technologies. During the discussion, the Insiders learn why the flash memory market is one where older technology is more expensive and more reliable  – and not for the reasons you'd think.

Topics covered:

  • Memory
  • NAND Flash
  • Single-level cell (SLC)
  • Multi-level cell (MLC)
  • Quad-level cell
  • Industrial-grade flash