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Datalight Releases Support for ClearNAND, Windows Compact 7 and VxWorks 6.9

Datalight has just released a new version of its FlashFX Tera flash memory driver with support for a wide range of operating systems, processors, and over 300 flash parts.

Bothell, WA, January 26, 2012 --( Today Datalight announced the release of FlashFX Tera 2.1, the latest version of its flash memory manager, which includes extensive updates for a range of hardware and software platforms. The product now supports both standard and enhanced ClearNAND, the newest versions of the Windows Compact 7 and VxWorks operating systems, and Freescale’s i.MX51 processor.

An important new flash technology, ClearNAND improves the reliability and performance of smaller and more advanced memory devices (25-nanometer and below), making them more attractive to manufacturers of enterprise servers, tablet PCs, portable media players, and dozens of other consumer applications. Error-correction is performed within the ClearNAND package itself, allowing wear-leveling, compaction, Bad Block Management and other flash management functions to be done in software. Testing in the Datalight labs shows Micron ClearNAND when used with FlashFX Tera offers significantly improved read performance.

“Datalight continues to invest in support for new hardware and software technologies so our customers can stay ahead of the technology curve without the effort and cost of driver customization,” said Datalight Director of Engineering, Ken Whitaker. “FlashFX Tera offers OEMs future-proof designs, faster time-to-market, and a better user experience.”

Updated support for VxWorks 6.9 and Windows Embedded Compact 7 extends the range of hardware choices for device manufacturers using those operating systems, with drop-in support for over 300 flash parts, allowing easier access to new hardware technology, easier sourcing and improved reliability over the native drivers.

About Datalight
Datalight, Inc., headquartered just north of Seattle, Wash., develops technologies to enable risk-free mobile data. Datalight file system and device driver software ensures reliability, performance and flexibility, and is used worldwide on many of today’s most well-known devices. For more information, visit, call 800.221.6630 or visit our blog at

Reliance Nitro file system and FlashFX Tera flash media manager comprise the Datalight flash file system solution. Reliance Nitro was designed from the ground up for high performance applications. Dynamic Transaction Point™ technology provides 100% immunity from file corruption, even after unexpected system interruption. Reliance Nitro goes through extensive functional and reliability testing, including 20,000 random power cycle tests without a failure. Embedded applications can benefit from faster boot times that remain consistent for the life of the product, regardless of disk size. FlashFX™ Tera features pre-written support for over 300 flash parts, including MLC, works with virtually any NAND controller, and features wear leveling, bad block management, and background compaction for unrivaled performance. Datalight flash file system products are available on VxWorks, Windows Embedded CE, Linux and many other operating systems.

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