M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey Platform Develops its Fifth Generation ASIC Offering the Fastest USB Flash Drive Data Transfer Rates

M-Systems (Nasdaq:  FLSH) and its Smart DiskOnKey platform raises the bar for USB flash drive development by offering the category's fastest processor speeds of 23MB read and 15MB write, a near 50 percent speed increase compared to current industry performance.  The increased processor speeds make USB flash drives an ideal portable storage and transport tool for large data file transfer including video and music. 


Continuing M-Systems' innovation, the new fifth generation DOK T5 ASIC now runs applications through a redesigned processor that combines the device's renowned 32-bit processor with a USB 2.0 controller creating a smaller footprint. "USB flash drives have demonstrated their effectiveness as a data storage tool, but they are capable of offering users so much more," said Blaine Phelps, worldwide marketing director for M-Systems' DiskOnKey. 


"The benefits of the DOK T5 ASIC take the device to an entirely new level of use for video streaming and faster file transfers establishing a baseline for third-party developers to develop robust applications for the Smart DiskOnKey platform." Flexible Portable Solutions M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey platform has always offered partners unprecedented flexibility for USB flash drive adoption with the choice to select a turnkey product or to design custom solutions. 


The DOK T5 ASIC increases this flexibility working with both types of flash, SLC (single level cell) or MLC (multi level cell), allowing partners to choose the flash that is most suitable to their specific market conditions. The DOK T5 ASIC has also received USB 2.0 certification as determined by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and will be offered with available capacities of 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB.  Additionally partners will also have the choice of implementing DOK T5 with either USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 formats. 

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