Automotive Storage Solutions

Advanced infotainment systems and connected car platforms increasingly require complex operating systems that are driving stronger compute and onboard storage capabilities. SanDisk offers a portfolio of products optimized for the demanding requirements of the automotive industry.

Full vertical integration allows SanDisk to control all critical steps of the design and production process – ensuring industry leading quality and technology. Managed NAND solutions from SanDisk leverage over 25 years of flash storage innovation and over 5,000 storage technology related patents.

SanDisk Automotive flash storage solutions provide both the reliability and the performance that enable next generation advanced automotive applications, including advanced navigation systems, infotainment systems, drive recorders, Advance Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), and digital instrument clusters.

Product Overview

SanDisk Automotive Grade NAND storage solutions provide a robust implementation of the SD card standard. SanDisk Automotive Grade storage solutions deliver advanced technology with proven quality and reliability.

Through an extensive qualification process and optimizations to the manufacturing and test flows, SanDisk Automotive Grade storage solutions meet the AEC-Q100 standard and are available with extensive qualification Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) documentation.

SanDisk Automotive iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB**
  • Meets e.MMC 4.51 HS200 standard
  • Sequential Write/Read up to 30/120MB/s**
  • Enhanced Power Immunity
  • Supports up to 2 boot/2 user partitions
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temp
  • Meets AEC-Q100 specifications


SanDisk Automotive SD™ Cards

Key Features

  • Capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB**
  • Sequential Write/Read up to 20MB/s**
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temp
  • Meets AEC-Q100 specifications

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a SanDisk “automotive grade” product?

Automotive grade products are designed to operate over a wider temperature range and undergo more extensive qualification testing than equivalent commercial or industrial grade products. In addition, automotive grade products may undergo different production screening and monitoring processes to ensure performance to the highest quality levels and other relevant industry specifications required by the automotive industry.

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How do I choose between SD™ and iNAND™ products for my automotive application?

SanDisk’s Automotive SD cards offer the benefit of removability, which gives the flexibility to load or update large quantities of map data separately from the main infotainment/head unit.

SanDisk’s Automotive iNAND embedded flash drive, based on the e.MMC standard, relieves the host central processing unit of directly managing NAND memory and allows for a simpler design with the product soldered to the main board that typically contains the operating system, application and user data.

As flash memory experts, SanDisk can provide advanced NAND management features to enhance performance and reliability with its automotive grade storage solutions.

What are the specific benefits of SanDisk’s automotive grade SD cards and iNAND products?

SanDisk Automotive storage solutions leverages full vertical integration, controlling all steps of the process from design to manufacturing to test, to deliver some of the most reliable storage solutions in the industry.

As a leading NAND solutions provider to some of the electronics industry’s largest OEMs, SanDisk understands customers’ need for a stable, predictable supply of advanced technology and offers a family of products optimized for automotive industry requirements. As a global partner with thousands of patents and comprehensive NAND technology and management expertise, SanDisk’s worldwide sales, marketing, engineering, quality and operations teams support OEMs with the various elements of business and technology development.

How do SanDisk Automotive flash solutions compare to traditional automotive HDDs ?

Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) have been used in automotive infotainment applications for a number of years and offer very high densities, yet are susceptible to shock and vibration, which can lead to some reliability challenges in automotive environments.

Flash memory solutions from SanDisk Automotive storage solutions support high densities to store advanced operating systems, applications data, 3D map data and multimedia content at attractive price points relative to HDDs.

How can I get more information and order samples?

Please contact your local SanDisk sales office.

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