Emphase, heaquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, is a
trusted provider of industrial and military-grade flash solutions for embedded
systems. As a provider based in the U.S., we are not only able to maintain an
intimate understanding of the embedded market but we are better equipped to
support our clients' needs and grow with them. With Emphase you can feel safe
putting your name on a system, knowing that it won't cost your brand or service
- editor mentions on StorageSearch.com
- editor's comments:- May 2011 - among other things Emphase markets
rugged and industrial SSDs in a range of form factors from
under 1 inch to 2.5"
and Mini PCIe and also a variety of interfaces which include
shipped its first SSDs in October 2007. The company's MIL-SPEC S5 Series
includes fast erase which takes 8 seconds for 16GB models and 35 seconds for
In May 2011 -
launched a new
range of rugged, MIL-STD-810F compliant 2.5" SATA SLC SSDs - which are
currently available with upto 128GB capacity.
SSD has R/W speeds upto 170 / 90MB/sec respectively and
fast erase. Should
the drive lose power during a protect, erase, or destroy command, the device
will resume the operation as soon as power is restored. Standard product has
high tolerance for high altitudes, shock, vibration, temperature, and humidity -
options include conformal coating.
In June 2011 -
Emphase announced a
new range of
miniature industrial SATA SLC SSDs which have been engineered to
operate off as little as 0.5 watts max and fit into less than 4mm height.
Capacities range from 1GB to 32GB. R/W speeds upto 120/100MB/s. All S3 Series
SATA modules come with a tightly managed BOM and a 5-year warranty, with the
option for conformal coating.
|Fast Purge SSDs|
|The need for fast and
secure data erase - in which vital parts of a flash SSD or its data are
destroyed in seconds - has always been a requirement in military projects.
many industrial SSD vendors offer products with extended "rugged"
operating environment capabilities - and even
notebooks SSDs come
with encryption - it's the availability of fast data purge which
differentiates "truly secure" SSDs which can be deployed in
sudden power loss|
|Why should you care
what happens in an SSD when the power goes down? |
This important design
feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases
- has a strong impact on
SSD data integrity
This article will help you understand why some
SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in
others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be