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Tanisys Technology

Tanisys Technology, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of automated test equipment for a wide variety of memory technologies, including DRAM, SDRAM, DDR, RDRAM® and Flash. Tanisys products include the market-leading DarkHorse memory test systems (SIGMA•3™ Model 300, 400, 800 and the SIGMA•4™ Model 500). For more information, visit Tanisys Technology's Web site at

see also:- Tanisys - mentions on Tanisys SSD testers page

who's who in SSD? - by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - November 2014

Tanisys Technology - which for over a decade had provided ATE test systems for DRAM and flash related modules - recently entered the SSD market with integrated systems which can test a very wide range of SSDs in various operating conditions in production and design environments.

Tanisys Technology - mentions in SSD market history

In November 2002 - Tanisys Technology - which was already a leader in DRAM module test market joined the QBM (Quad Band Memory) Alliance Program.

In August 2014 - Tanisys Technology entered the SSD testing market - with a product line of burn-in chambers and performance analyzers which included adapters and fixtures for many of the popular SSD interfaces in the market.
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" There are 2 ways to make memory work in space.

One is to invent better semiconductor processes to make the memory cell less susceptible to direct radiation. ... these methods require redesign of the memory chips and calls for new process technologies that are not widely used for memory chips - which in itself presents a risk in production cost and scalability when memory technology changes.

The second way is to use off-the-self memory parts.

NASA Engineers have found that every memory chip exhibits slightly different characteristic under radiation environment.

...Therefore, the most economical way is to test-and-select. NASA decided to use Off-the-self parts even in the International Space Station. This is obviously for cost reason and to allow upgrade paths..."
from Tanisys' blog - the effects of radiation on SSDs for space applications. (May 2014)

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