Silicon Motion Launches Leading Edge Flash Storage for Embedded Systems | Symmetry Blog

Aug 31, 2021

For over 20 years, Silicon Motion has been a global leader in the development of NAND flash controller integrated circuits (ICs) for solid-state storage devices (SSDs). Provided their deep knowledge of NAND characteristics, Silicon Motion offers a portfolio of unique, highly optimized configurable ICs, firmware controller platforms, and complete turnkey controller solutions. Specializing in embedded, industrial, and automotive applications; Silicon Motion’s BGA SSD solutions are widely used in in-vehicle infotainment, medical equipment, POS, kiosks, surveillance systems, and more.


Ferri Family: FerriSSD®, Ferri-UFSTM, Ferri-eMMC®

Silicon Motion presents the latest iteration of their Ferri Family embedded storage solutions, including their FerriSSD, Ferri-UFS, and Ferri-eMMC, that combines industry-leading controller technology, NAND flash, and passive components into a small BGA package to deliver the following benefits:

  • Robust Data Protection: Full end-to-end data path protection to guarantee data integrity
  • Stable Performance: Ultra-high IOPS and fine-tuning for intended usage
  • High Reliability: Rugged equipment with 100% comprehensive screening and quality control
  • Temperature Support: Automotive grade temp, on die temp sensor, and intelligent thermal throttling
  • Customizability: Firmware and hardware customization

FerriSSD: Single-Chip SSD

FerriSSD is optimally designed for a wide range of automotive, embedded, enterprise, and data center applications requiring faster access speed, small flexible form factor, and reliable PCIe NVMe/SATA/PATA storage. By combining industry proven controller technology, NAND flash, and passive components into a small single BGA package, this embedded SSD simplifies design efforts and reduces time-to-market while protecting from NAND technology migration concerns.

Key Specifications

  • PCIe NVMe / SATA / PATA storage
  • 16mm x 20mm BGA package
  • 3D TLC/MLC/SLC Modes
  • 5 ~ 480GB
  • C-temp: 0oC to +70oC
  • AEC-Q100 Grade 3 & ASPICE

Featured FerriSSD Products: S0M619GXD DFS I SM681GXD AFS I MD619GXDLDF3


Key Specifications

  • UFS2.1 Gen3x2
  • 153-ball BGA package
  • 3D TLC mode
  • 16 ~ 256 GB
  • AEC-Q100 Grade 2/3

Featured Ferri-UFS Product: SM671PED AFS


Ferri-eMMC: Industrial / Automotive eMMC Memory

Ferri-eMMC is optimally designed for a wide range of industrial embedded and automotive storage applications and is fully compliant to the JEDEC standards for eMMC* 4.5/5.0/5.1 protocols. Available in 100/153-ball BGA packages, this industrial SSD/automotive SSD solution eases PCB design and enables low-cost manufacturing.

Key Specifications

  • eMMC 4.5/5.0/5.1
  • 100/153-ball BGA package
  • 3D TLC/MLC/SLC modes
  • 2 ~ 512 GB
  • AEC-Q100 Grade 2/3

Featured Ferri-eMMC Product: SM662PEC BES


SM768 Graphics Display SoC

Silicon Motion’s SM768 graphics processor provides dual display channels and supports multiple output interfaces, including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, LVDS, and digital interfaces. The SM768 enables high performance 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) while unlocking a series of benefits for embedded graphics, USB docking stations, video wall solutions and more, including:

  • Better graphics capabilities
  • Low latency
  • Efficient data processing
  • Low power consumption
  • Cost-effective

The SM768 has a 128-bit graphics engine to accelerate graphics displays and provides color space conversion and scaling features. SM768 connects to host via USB 3.0 device interface or PCIe 2.0 interface.

Key Specifications

  • 128-bit 2D engine w/ video decoder
  • USB 3.0 & PCIe 2.0 x1 or x2
  • 256MB DDR3 (option)
  • 1GB DDR2/3 (max)
  • Up to 4K UHD
  • C-temp: 0oC to +70oC ; I-temp: -40oC to +85oC
  • 425-pin BGA MCM (19mm x 19mm)


Explore Silicon Motion’s Embedded Storage Solutions




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Written By: Savannah Cuthbert


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