Flash memory has become the non-volatile memory of choice in portable applications due to the huge decreases in cost per megabyte, increased capacity and low power consumption. Today, a significant number of smartphones, smartbooks, cloudbooks, tablets, netbooks, mobile internet devices, personal media players, portable navigation devices and portable industrial devices use flash memory for storage of audio, video, maps, images and data.
The numerous types of flash memory available include form factor storage cards. Removable flash memory cards represent the largest number of applications for Flash memory. Various flavors are already available in the market including SD/SDHC/SDXC, MMC and Compact Flash.
QuickLogic has flash memory Proven System Blocks (PSBs) for removable storage. QuickLogic’s solutions provide connectivity and control of these different memory options as well as support booting from them, eliminating the need for NOR boot flash in portable systems.