SQFlash PCIe Gen.4 SSD pair deliver thermal efficiency to HPEC

For high performance embedded computing (HPEC) the Advantech SQF 930 and SQF ER-1 are claimed to have industrial heat dissipation capabilities suitable for stable operation in edge computing. According to Advantech, they maximise system efficiency while accommodating the harsh conditions and wide temperatures found in outdoor or industrial usage scenarios.

The Advantech SQF 930 and ER-1 series are designed with PCIe Gen. 4 specifications, delivering double data streaming performance compared to Gen. 3 versions. They are also available in M.2 2280 and U.2 (SFF-8639) sizes. 

SQFlash provides different types of general, read-intensive, and mixed-use options that enable edge storage devices to keep up with numerous, real time streaming data sources. In addition, the SQF 930 and ER-1 series support three drive writes per day (DWPD) and one DWPD levels to meet different industrial requirements. These also support a wide temperature range (-40 to +85 degrees C) for mission critical applications. In addition, the ER-1 series is built with low power consumption credentials that meet high power and low carbon expectations, said Advantech. 

As is the case with the proliferation of the IoT, AI technology development has increased power consumption and heat at the edge. In response, Advantech has engineered the SQF 930 and ER-1 to adopt thermal glue with mechanical flexibility to avoid the risk of physical damage to SSD components during sudden temperature changes. The combination of thermal throttling design and real-time I/O adjustment can effectively balance temperature and performance, reported Advantech. 

In addition, the adoption of IoT has led to unprecedented inter-connectivity and increased security concerns. The SQF 930 and ER-1 meet these challenges by protecting data stored on the SQFlash SSD with support for real-time monitoring and security at the SSD firmware level. 

Advantech’s SQF 930/ER-1 PCIe Gen. 4 solutions will be available from October 2022. 

Advantech’s promotes IoT hardware and software with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core. The company is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems.


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