Although SATA is still a dominant interface in embedded and NetCom systems, the future belongs to PCIe. PCIe breaks the bandwidth limitations of SATA and offers flexible solutions with multiple lanes that can be combined.

An important innovation to increase the performance is the new protocol NVMe, which has been designed specifically for Non Volatile Memory. It reduces significantly the latency of read and write requests by using more efficient commands.

With higher performance also comes higher power consumption, especially with the common 4-lane configuration.

The Swissbit N-10m2 module, a PCIe Gen3 / NVMe 1.2 module only uses 2 PCIe lanes and reduces the power consumption without sacrificing performance. Even if only operated with one single PCIe lane, the performance still exceeds the SATA limits.

Series Name

N-10m2

N-12m2

Standard & Interface

PCI Express (PCIe) Specification Revision 3.1 / NVMe 1.2

Package

PCI Express® M.2 (2280)

Connector

75 pos. Edge Connector

B & M key

Outline Dimensions

22 x 80 x 3.6 mm

Flash Type

3D NAND

Density Range

120 GB – 960 GB

30 GB - 240 GB

Data Retention

10 years @ life begin

1 year @ life end

Endurance

3,000 P/E cycles (Flash Cell Level)

Operating Temperature

Commercial: 0°C to +70°C /  Industrial: -40°C to +85°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C to +85°C

Performance

Sequential Read (MB/s)

Sequential Write (MB/s)

Random 4KB Read (IOPS)

Random 4KB Write (IOPS)

 

up to 1,600

up to 1,100

up to 197,000

up to 199,000

 

up to 1,550

up to 850

up to 90,000

up to 120,000

Voltage

VCC: 2.70 – 3.60

Power Consumption

typ 688 mA

max 1000 mA

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DRAM

DRAM supported FTP

no DRAM support

Features

Dynamic and Static Wear Leveling, Dynamic Bad Block Remapping

Active and Passive Data Care Management

On-Board Power Fail Protection

Active State Power Management (ASPM) Support

NVMe Security Command Support

In-Field Firmware Update

Advanced Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)

AES256 Encryption (on request)

Part Number

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Product Features

Data Care Managment

Various effects like data retention, read disturb limits or temperature can impact data reliability. The latest generation of Swissbit products use special methods to maintain and refresh the data for higher data integrity.

Life time monitoring (LTM)

The Swissbit Life Time Monitoring feature enables users to access the memory device’s detailed Life Time Status and allows predicting imminent failure avoiding unexpected data loss. This feature uses an extended S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) interface or vendor specific commands to retrieve the Flash product information.

Power fail protection

Intelligent Power Fail Protection & Recovery protects data from unexpected power loss. During an unintentional shutdown, firmware routines and an intelligent hardware architecture ensure that all system and user data will be stored to the NAND.

Read only optimized

In many industrial applications the data is written to the NAND Flash once and is only read afterwards. For such cases the firmware can be optimized in order to guarantee highest possible data retention and less read disturb.

Secure erase (Sanitize / Purge) / Fast erase

This feature uses an uninterruptable sequence of data erase commands. Even a power off can’t stop the process which will continue upon restoration of power. The optional enhanced feature allows the customer to sanitize the data according to different standards like DoD, NSA, IREC, etc. The purge algorithm can be started by a software command or through a hardware pin.

Shock and vibration

Robustness is one of our key specification targets. The design, assembly and use of selected materials guarantee an extremely solid design which has been validated by extensive testing.

Temperature sensor

The sensor allows the host hardware or software to monitor the memory device temperature to improve data reliability in the target application environment.

Trim support

The TRIM command allows the operating system to inform the SSD which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped out internally which increases system performance in following write accesses. With TRIM Support data scrap can be deleted in advance which otherwise would slow down future write operations to the involved blocks.

WAF reduction

The WAF (write amplification factor) for MLC based products is reduced by combining a paged based FW block management with a powerful card architecture and configuration settings.

Wear leveling

Sophisticated Wear Leveling & Bad Block Management ensure that Flash cells are sparingly and equally used in order to prolong life time of the device.

Wide temperature support

Swissbit‘s embedded memory & storage solutions are designed and approved for reliable operation over a wide temperature range. The products are verified at temperature corners and prestressed with a burn-in operating functional test (Test During Burn In – TDBI).

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