Samsung continues to expand horizons and begins to manufacture UFS 3.1 storage for cars

The South Korean giant continues to expand its different business units, opening up new fronts, and on this occasion Samsung has decided to start the mass manufacturing process of its new storage solution UFS 3.1, short for Universal Flash Storage, for automobiles. We should not confuse it with the classic solution for smartphones and other mobile devices that has been on the market for some time.

This new type of storage from Samsung maintains the keys of traditional UFS 3.1, but brings important optimizations which are specifically designed for car infotainment systems. As many of our readers will know, virtually every car made and marketed today comes with infotainment systems, and these require a number of basic components to function.

The list of basic components is made up of a SoC, RAM, storage, screen and the PCB that acts as a link between all these components. In this case, Samsung’s UFS 3.1 storage will mean a significant improvement in terms of performance, and also in reliability and useful life.

We know that Samsung will offer manufacturers three different configurations, and that all of these bring important optimizations at the level of energy consumption, which means that they are very efficient. The cheapest version will have a capacity of 128 GB, the intermediate version will have a capacity of 256 GB and a speed of 2,000 MB/s in sequential reading and 700 MB/s in sequential writing. the third will have a capacity of 512 GB, but we do not have details at the moment about its specific specifications.

According to Samsung, the 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage for cars will offer a reduction in consumption of up to 33% compared to the previous generation, and all versions meet the requirements of the AEC-Q100 Grade2 standard, which states that all semiconductors used in cars must operate stably in a temperature range from 40 to 105 degrees C .

The company has everything ready to start marketing this new storage solution for vehicles, although It won’t be ready until the end of this year.which means that the first cars that will use it will not arrive until 2024, in the best of cases, and it is very likely that its adoption will not start to grow significantly until 2025.

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