The new UFS can operate in the -40°C to +105°C temperature range, complies with the AEC-Q100 Grade 2 requirements and offers extended reliability. KIOXIA’s 512GB Automotive UFS memory was developed to meet the need for larger capacity storage for new automotive applications. It integrates KIOXIA’s BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and a controller in a single package and offers several functions suitable for automotive applications. These include Refresh, Thermal Control and Extended Diagnosis. The Refresh function can be used to refresh data stored in UFS to help extend the data’s lifespan. Thermal Control protects the device from overheating in high-temperature environments. Extended Diagnosis helps the host processor to understand the device’s status.