Better flash for better speeds.
Micron Technology today introduced a new flash memory technology that integrates the error management techniques inside the NAND package, calling it ClearNAND. The technology is applicable for products ranging from enterprise servers to consumer devices such as tablets and portable media players.
ClearNAND products utilize a traditional raw NAND interface, and include new features that are optimized for high-capacity and high-performance applications, said Micron. Furthermore, ClearNAND products are first designed using its 25nm multi-level cell (MLC) process, and are available in two versions: Standard and Enhanced.
Micron's Standard ClearNAND products come in 8 to 32 GB packages, while the Enhanced variants come in 16 to 64GB, and are intended to remove the ECC burden from the host processor with minimal protocol changes compared to raw NAND. This potentially means that controllers can divert more resources into making things even faster.