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JEDEC MO-300 and mSATA Designs

 

mSATA is a small form factor solid state drive, or SSD, that is used for flash memory when embedded applications require mountable storage. mSATA can be embedded in OEM applications via screws and a card edge connector. Available in both industrial grade versions that use SLC storage and commercial grade incarnations with MLC flash, mSATA flash storage is designed to meet the specifications for JEDEC MO-300 for compatibility.

 

JEDEC MO-300

JEDEC is an international organization with over 300 members that works independently to set standards in the solid-state industry. Standardization is necessary for SSDs to ensure the maximum amount of compatibility across devices and designs.

 

JEDEC announced their MO-300 standards for mSATA SSD assembly in 2010. This outline describes the dimensions, layout, and positions of connectors for mSATA designs. These specifications can be used by engineers and designers to ensure that their mSATA form factors meet standardized guidelines, allowing them to be used interchangeably across applications. These guidelines were developed by JEDEC with input from SATA-IO—the Serial ATA International Organization.

 

JEDEC MO-300 standards have been updated with MO-300B and MO-300C, most recently in 2015. As with the initial iteration of JEDEC MO-300, these updates are distributed across the solid state industry as a means of standardizing the design of mSATA flash memory cards for embedded applications.

 

Use of mSATA

Like full-sized SATA memory devices, mSATA was conceived as a form factor for small consumer devices, such as notebook computers. Its size and weight make it ideal for thin devices, and as such, it became popular in embedded industrial applications.

 

mSATA is available in multiple capacities, and it is used in a wide range of applications. Often, it is used as a boot drive, and it also reliably stores critical data. The industrial-grade mSATA designs use SLC flash for enhanced data protection combined with fast read and write function speeds.

 

Importance of JEDEC Compliance

Delkin’s mSATA is compliant with JEDEC MO-300B and MO-300C, which is of special significance to industrial-grade products. Industrial mSATA SSDs have an extended life cycle, so it’s particularly important for the devices to meet JEDEC MO-300 standardization requirements. In conjunction with the controlled BOMs offered by Delkin, this ensures that there are not any concerns with compatibility issues for the application.

 

Delkin offers both industrial and commercial mSATA SSDs that follow JEDEC standards. For advice or information about obtaining a product sample for your application, please contact our customer service team.

 

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