NANDcode software contains an advanced flash translation layer to extend the lifespan of the NAND
US-based semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology has introduced a suite of NAND software services for mobile handset designers looking to simplify the development process of NAND technology into their applications.
According to the company, the NANDcode family of software solutions supports all major mobile operating systems including Windows Mobile 6, Linux, and Symbian, and is optimized to derive the benefit and full feature set of Micron’s ONFI-standard single-level cell NAND technology.
Beside mobile applications, the NANDcode software is also designed to work with consumer applications, such as GPS systems, that leverage these mobile operating systems.
To ensure that handsets reap the full benefits inherent in Micron’s NAND, the NANDcode software contains an advanced flash translation layer (FTL) and flash drivers.
The company has said that the FTL extends the lifespan of the NAND by employing advanced wear leveling techniques to evenly allocate the data throughout the NAND. The flash drivers work closely with the device’s processor to deliver greater performance through data caching schemes and dual-plane operations.
The NANDcode software also contains unique security features that allow NAND flash to restrict access to certain sensitive pieces of information held within the device that are suited for mobile applications.