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Advantech Releases Leading Industrial SQFlash BiCS5 Flash Solutions for Diverse AIoT Applications


October 2021, Taipei, Taiwan - Advantech, a leading provider of industrial flash storage solutions, is excited to announce the adoption of KIOXIA 112-Layer flash BiCS5 in multiple series and form factors. The new SQFlash BiCS5 3D TLC supports up to 8TB capacity for image/video/massive data operation and storage demands. Similarly, SQFlash BiCS5 provides NAND chips with extended native temperature ranges that ensure reliable operation in extreme environments, and support use in applications that require ruggedized designs. Likewise, these solutions deliver flash speeds and TCG-OPAL compliant designs that enable faster, safer data transmission in 5G, edge computing, gaming, artificial intelligence, and smart manufacturing industries and AIoT applications.

Next generation BiCS5 Flash with higher speeds and greater capacity

Advantech’s SQFlash BiCS5 provides 50% faster flash speeds than previous NAND generation technology, engendering performance and smooth presence — crucial attributes in high-resolution display applications such as gaming/medical displays and indoor/outdoor signage. Similarly, Advantech’s SQFlash delivers up to 8TB capacity to 5G data transmission and AI analytical data storage.  

Reliable wide-temperature SQFlash products with intelligent monitoring

Advantech’s SQFlash supports SSD operation in wide temperature environments (-40 ~ 85 °C), making it an excellent choice for energy sourcing facilities, automated factories, and in-vehicle applications that require advanced reliability in harsh environments. In addition, SQFlash products leverage Advantech’s DeviceOn/SQ Manager Software for real-time performance/health monitoring and lifespan prediction.

Comprehensive security protects user data

Advantech’s SQFlash series comprises a comprehensive selection of security features with the wide coverage of a TCG-OPAL compliant design. Likewise, Flash Vault uses a password to secure the drive; hardware and firmware write protection to prevent data replacement/removal, and crypto erase to enable full data sanitization on the SQFlash.

Key Features

  • Wide capacity range: (TLC Solution) 64GB ~ 8TB (sTLC Solution) 32GB ~ 2TB 
  • Wide operating temperatures 0 ~ 70 °C/-40 ~ 85 °C (extendable to automobile grade) 
  • High endurance sTLC solutions
  • Intelligent monitoring and management
  • TCG-OPAL compliant with diverse security features

The release date of Advantech’s SQFlash BiCS5 product series has yet to be announced, but early customer samples will be available in October 2021. The BiCS5 NAND Flash will be implemented into more SQFlash series in 2022. For more information about SQFlash BiCS5 series or other Advantech products and services, please contact your local sales team or visit our website at