Outside the Earth's atmosphere lie many kinds of radiation, some harmful to humans and some harmful to Silicon chips. Chips used in space have to treated carefully lest Cosmic Rays alter the states of the atoms in the chips. In digital electronics very small errors can have very grave consequences, so reliable storage of data is especially important.
Our Yaffs Flash File System has been devised specifically to handle stored data that is vulnerable. It is mainly used with NAND chips, which leave the manufacturer with known inherent faults, described on each chip as it is made and tested. Yaffs reliably deals with the known imperfections, and then it also deals with those that occur in exposure to space conditions as time passes.
Our customers appreciate the extreme reliability of Yaffs, and since 2016 more and more of the buyers have used them in Aerospace operations. Notable among these is the Terrestrial Extra-Solar Survey Satellite, featured on the home page of www.yaffs.net. There NASA accumulates detailed data on board the satellite so that when its terrestrial base is closest it can spit out a fast stream of data collected in its latest orbit.
Back on Earth, Yaffs is used in a multitude of areas ranging from office copiers to point-of-sale equipment in shops and heavy equipment that might manage lifts or cranes.
If you need the most robust digital data storage possible, then talk to us!