Combo module integrates SSD, DRAM in single device
Apacer, a maker of memory modules, has recently unleashed the Combo SDIMM. According to the company, the product is based from an innovative concept and highlights its innovative R&D design that integrates SSD and DRAM on the DRAM module, adding a new storage choice for principal customers of embedded industrial computer providers.
It takes up less motherboard space occupied by storage devices and memory modules. Users can expand SSD storage capacity anytime. Apacer has launched two SSD options, including M.2 NGFF and CFast memory card, both supporting SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface, which claims to be a great breakthrough in storage device field.
With respect to the two SSD options, M.2 NGFF modular SSD is the next-generation SSD interface standard that Intel develops for tablet PC, Ultrabook and Thin Client. Its full name is M.2 NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor). Its single-side thickness is 2.75mm and it's free of mechanism interference. There are three models of M.2 NGFF applicable to Combo SDIMM, including 2242/2260/2280, for customers to choose based on their demands. Among the three, the largest capacity of 2280 is up to 256GB. Besides, CFast memory card conforms to CFast 2.0 specifications, and boasts a capacity of up to 128GB. Its capacity can be changed as necessary, demonstrating user-friendliness and flexibility.
In addition, as the Combo SDIMM memory module adopts standard DDR3 interface and standard 240-pin design, it is ready-to-use once external SATA signal cable is connected, without replacing the motherboard. What's more, it takes advantage of the VLP DIMM short circuit PCB design (0.738in in height) of DRAM module DIMM to increase the board height. It also provides M.2 or CFast slot, without connecting any external SSD power, which will reduce the power connection. The product features superior physical properties such as shock resistance, low noise and low power consumption that greatly enhance product reliability, and it is applicable to various embedded devices, noted Apacer.
The Combo SDIMM product is available to all customers for evaluations and testing.
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