Chatsworth, CA, June 2005 – Aitech Defense Systems, Inc., a world leader in the
development and manufacture of board and subsystem level products for harsh
environment defense, aerospace and space applications, has released its C212 Series
of non-volatile memory VMEbus board configurations that use NAND Flash memory
supported by software drivers to provide full hard-disk emulation for up to 128 GB of
cost-effective solid-state mass storage in COTS applications. Because the boards
incorporate no moving parts, they result in significantly reduced power consumption and
increased reliability.

Designed for high-speed write and erase performance, and providing a low cost-per-bit
for data storage, the C212’s NAND Flash Memory is useful for high-density data storage
applications such as detailed maps, large databases, radar or sonar images, software
programmable radio ELINT data or other graphics. The C212 memory board design
provides a fast data transfer rate – up to 20 MB per second – when operating in A32
block transfer mode on the VMEbus.

The optional Aitech Flash Memory Manager (FMM) software package for VxWorks
automatically treats the Flash memory as the system's disk drive and provides real-time
OS support. It features automatic wear leveling to ensure that write-erase cycles are
uniformly balanced across the entire device, preventing any one block from excessive
write-erase cycles and wearing out. It also provides full file system read/write
emulation, automatic block management, and interleaved access of up to 32 memory
banks for high performance. That interleaving capability substantially increases data
throughput for “write ahead” programming/erase operations.

A built-in software Error Correction Code (ECC) algorithm, also implemented under the
Aitech FMM software control, is useful for applications where high data integrity and
reliability are required. Data throughput with ECC enabled is 16 MB/second in write
mode and 13 MB/second in read mode.

Available in commercial, rugged, and military grade configurations, the C212 Flash
memory boards are designed to resist shock and vibration for trouble-free performance,
even in high stress military environments. All boards feature metal thermal frames for
excellent rigidity and shock resistance, and combine thermal heatsinks to allow optimal
heat transfer to the enclosure’s sidewalls. They are available in forced air-cooled and
standard ANSI/IEEE 1101.2 conduction-cooled mechanical formats. Both mechanical
formats are single slot 6U modules that connect and take all of their power from a
standard VMEbus backplane.

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