Cervoz develops, produces and markets industrial storage and memory products for the professional, critical, and diverse industrial applications. Established in 2006, Cervoz specializes in embedded components for the demanding Industrial PC market and has built up our industry experience for over a decade. We deeply understand this industry, and thus are able to offer our high quality embedded products with legacy and mainstream technology, long-term availability, BOM (bill of material) control, high reliability and top compatibility.
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Storage solutions are only as powerful as their component parts and featured technologies. While every storage solution has a finite number of Program/Erase cycles (P/E cycles) that it can perform, the right design combination ensures that no module fails and requires replacing before the expected life span is over. In this blog post, we give you an insider's explanation of how and why we design our Flash products the way we do so that we can guarantee high performance and reliability. Understanding trends & demand To develop any new family of storage solutions, we start by understanding the lay of the land. Questions that we need to have answers to are: What is the market trend? What are customers most concerned with? What are customers looking for that they are not finding? And, what need can we meet with a new product? Once we have settled on the answers to these questions, we will have an idea of what we want the new storage module to be able to do in terms of features and capabilities. Finding the right controller A module's controller determines what features the module will be able to have. We thus work with only the most reputable controller manufacturers to acquire the ones we need for our storage products. Controllers come with firmware, which enables the functions of the hardware, so finding the right controller means getting the right firmware that can guarantee steady performance. Our website has a list of these Flash features and functions. Depending on the firmware, the module can, for instance, ensure stability with the Advanced LDPC ECC Engine and End-to-End Data Protection, or promote longevity with Bad Block Management and Wear Leveling. Using quality, original ICs from major brands A NAND Flash IC, or integrated circuit and often referred to as a chip, is the last core component, besides the controller and the firmware, that makes up the module. Together, the three components allow the module to function properly. This important role ICs play is precisely why we only use original ICs from big brand manufacturers such as Micron and Kioxia. Original ICs are guaranteed to perform the prescribed number of P/E cycles by IC manufacturers, so from the get-go, our modules can deliver on reliability and guarantee endurance. Configuring with necessary technology Our in-house R&D team designs the physical layout and function of the module before assembling it all together with the acquired parts. Once we have assembled the module, we run an EVT (Engineer Verification Test) to make sure that it performs as intended. Whether it is high-performance, reliability, or any sort of protection, we can design the module to be equipped with these features. We continue to run a series of strict tests throughout different stages of development to make sure that our modules can deliver what our customers are looking for before launching them in the market.
The modern train is full of offerings that passengers a few decades ago could have never imagined. Of course, traditionally, most long-journey trains serve meals, but it is the variety and convenience of the food available that define the train-riding experience in the 21st century. High-speed trains traveling across cities in countries like India and France are being equipped with smart food vending machines. These machines either sell food or tickets for hot meals. And, the food are not only the chips and chocolates one would expect from a standard vending machine. On these trains, smart vending machines offer ready-to-eat food options as well as the more typical snacks. What passengers get are delicious offerings that can be conveniently retrieved. The option of cashless payments and ability to avoid standing in line waiting for your food lower any potential risk of infections in the time of Covid-19. One can only imagine the technological upgrade needed to make such smart vending machines a reality. With a wider selection of food and a higher level of convenience, these machines require more data processing and storage power. Given their location on trains, they also need power loss protection and vibration resistance. Cervoz has been innovating alongside the transportation systems, anticipating your storage and memory solution needs. For smart vending machines, we offer the T385 and T376 families of SATA SSD. With TLC technology, these disks can process information promptly and reliably so that no one is waiting long for their food or getting the wrong order. The T385 comes with a DRAM buffer which prolongs the life span and overall performance of the SSD, while the T376 is equipped with the Cervoz Powerguard, a power loss protection. The PLP ensures that in the event of a power outage an extra bit of power is provided to save any data being processed in the moment. For additional storage support, we recommend our DDR4 DRAM products. Both storage and memory solutions are lined internally with an anti-vibration fill, which is an acrylic resin fill to secure PCB and main chips in their place and prevent solder joints from coming loose. For the stable network required for data transmission, Cervoz offers MEC products, such as the Mini PCIe Ethernet Card and the M.2 WiFi Card, for you to choose from.
When Covid is over, all of us are going out. Cooped up in our homes, we are ready for some sun, fresh air, and a lot of human interaction. That's why despite increasing consumer preference for online shopping, the brick-and-mortar stores are here to stay. Post-Covid, going to a retail store will be an excursion, an excuse to spend time outside after probably more than a year of doing almost everything at home. So, what will the post-Covid store look like? Many trend forecasters, real estate experts and retailers are expecting technology to be an integral part, even perhaps the highlight, of the store of the future. In other words, physical stores will focus on retailtainment, a combination of retail and entertainment wherein experiencing and engaging with the product is key. Even before Covid, actually, many retailers had been eyeing retailtainment to boost foot traffic. The use of AR/VR technology, for instance, is a way that consumers can engage with a product like never before without leaving the confines of the store. Other technological applications include AI and emotion-scanning software to make the shopping experience more personalized. In the post-Covid world, where people want to go outside but may still be hesitant of being exposed for too long, brick-and-mortar stores need to offer convenience and speed. Stores can do this if they use technology to gather more information about each customer and present them with exactly what they want. Of course, a valuable lesson we have learned from Covid is that we can do with being more hygienic. Makeup samples and testers, while previously a staple at cosmetic shops and drugstores, are being replaced because of their role in spreading germs and bacteria. This shift could take advantage of the technology of smart mirrors so that customers can see what the product looks like on them without actually trying it on. Other ways in which technology can provide a more convenient, expedient and hygienic shopping experience are contactless payments, self-service checkout, and even autonomous stores, which we at Cervoz have previously written about. As more and more vaccines start rolling out and hopefully more regions get their Covid cases under control, retail businesses are looking to reopen. It seems that the key to a successful reopening is to focus on the experience, making consumers feel both safe and stimulated by what the store can offer that online platforms cannot.
3D NAND is the latest in flash memory technology that has significantly increased performance and capacity for each unit of cell. While 2D NAND builds a flat, one-story cell structure, 3D NAND takes advantage of the space above, building a vertical structure that can therefore accomplish more. With 3D NAND flash, the SSD performs faster and better while consuming less power and costing less per GB. 3D NAND is developed and designed to overcome the limitations of current planar technology, accomplishing the aforementioned advantages without sacrificing product reliability.