NAND Flash IP developer Evatronix and embedded Flash software designer HCC join forces to provide embedded application engineers with an optimized solution.
Evatronix SA, provider of NAND Flash digital and AMS IP solutions together with HCC Embedded, one of the leading experts in deployment of platform software, announced today availability of its fail-safe Flash Translation Layer, SafeFTL, optimized specifically for the Evatronix NAND Flash controller IP.
The goal is to merge the security provided by the fail-safe FTL from HCC with the high-performance NAND Flash controller IP from Evatronix. The result is a fast, secure solution ready for implementation in all NAND Flash-based SoCs.
“Close cooperation between HCC Embedded and Evatronix resulted in a solution of performance and reliability that could not have been achieved otherwise,” said Arkadiusz Buchalik, Memory Controllers Product Line Manager at Evatronix. “Embedded application designers will now have at their disposal a solution that they will be able to tailor to their most specific needs, from both hardware and software sides.”
The Evatronix NAND Flash Controller IP is one of the most configurable memory controllers in the market, supports memory devices from all major vendors – Micron, Toshiba and Samsung. The controller features numerous performance enhancements, like an effective Error Correction Code, hardware support for Bad Block Management, a scatter-gather DMA, Super Sequence and Command queue. For seamless integration into the customer’s SoC, the controller supports AMBA AXI/AHB, PLB and Avalon system buses.
HCC’s Fast Flash Translation Layer provides a high-performance solution that allows developers to interface to any Flash-based media. SafeFTL presents a simple logical, sector interface to an application, such as a file system, and manages the underlying complexity in an efficient manner. When used in a correctly designed system the integrity of the file system and it’s data are guaranteed.
David Brook, Director of Marketing for HCC Embedded said “embedded applications are used in many commercially or mission critical situations and it is paramount that developers of hardware and software cooperate to ensure developers have access to robust solutions.”
Evatronix develops digital and mixed-signal Intellectual Property (IP) cores with complementary software and supporting application environments. We embrace hardware, software and design services elements to assist our customers in all SoC development stages, from concept to tape-out. Over a period of more than 20 years, Evatronix provided over 500 licenses for 8051, USB, NAND Flash, SDIO and multimedia solutions. We are headquartered in Poland, and employ more than 90 people worldwide. For more information please visit the company’s web site at www.evatronix.com/ip
HCC-Embedded is the foremost vendor of Advanced Embedded Middleware for storage and communication. Implementation and maintenance are based on software audits and V model implementation, including change management. The company offers an extensive family of embedded middleware including file systems, TCP/IP, USB software for host and device, flash translation layers and DICOM. Products run in most environments, with most OSes or without an OS, and with most processors and peripherals. All HCC-Embedded products are licensed on a royalty-free basis and distributed in full source form.