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Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide

Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide

by Thomas M. Coughlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750684658

ISBN-13: 2900750684650

Pub. Date: 02/29/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The skyrocketing demand for devices that provide simple, immediate access to large amounts of content is driving digital storage capacity to unprecedented levels. Designing digital storage for consumer electronics is crucial to the performance and cost of these devices. As our requirements for digital content storage grow, so does the difficulty of implementing rugged

Overview

The skyrocketing demand for devices that provide simple, immediate access to large amounts of content is driving digital storage capacity to unprecedented levels. Designing digital storage for consumer electronics is crucial to the performance and cost of these devices. As our requirements for digital content storage grow, so does the difficulty of implementing rugged, long-lasting, secure, network-accessible design solutions that fit in the palm of your hand.

This book provides the background necessary to understand common digital storage devices and media. It helps readers decide which methods of storage work best for which kinds of devices, and then teaches designers how to successfully integrate them into consumer products.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900750684650
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
02/29/2008
Series:
Embedded Technology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312

Table of Contents

About the Author     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
The Consumer Electronics Storage Hierarchy     1
Objectives in This Chapter     1
Introduction     1
Growth in Digital Content Drives Storage Growth     2
Economics of Consumer Devices     6
Rules for Design of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics     9
Classification of Devices Using Storage in the Home     11
Consumer Electronics Storage Hierarchies     12
Multiple Storage and Hybrid Storage Devices     17
Chapter Summary     22
Fundamentals of Hard Disk Drives     25
Objectives in This Chapter     25
Basic Layout of a Hard Disk Drive     25
Hard Disk Magnetic Recording Basics     29
How Data Is Organized on a Hard Disk Drive     32
Hard Disk Drive Performance and Reliability     34
Hard Disk Drive Design for Mobile and Static Consumer Electronics Applications     36
The Cost of Manufacturing a Hard Disk Drive     39
Disk Drive External Interfaces     40
Hard Disk Drive Technology Development     44
Chapter Summary     51
Fundamentals of Optical Storage     53
Objectives in ThisChapter     53
Optical Disc Technologies     53
Basic Operation of an Optical Disc Drive     56
How Data Is Organized on an Optical Disc     58
Optical Disc Form Factors     60
Optical Product Reliability     61
Holographic Recording     62
Optical Disc Storage Development     65
Chapter Summary     70
Fundamentals of Flash Memory and Other Solid State Memory Technologies     73
Objectives in This Chapter     73
Development and History of Flash Memory     74
Erasing, Writing, and Reading Flash Memory     75
Difficulties that Cause Wear in Flash Memory     77
Common Flash Memory Storage Technologies: NOR and NAND     78
Bit Errors in NAND Flash     83
Managing Wear in NAND and NOR     83
Bad Block Management     85
Embedded Versus Removable NAND Flash     85
Flash Memory File Systems     86
Single Level Cell and Multilevel Cell Flash Memory     86
Another Approach to Multilevel Cells     88
Trade-offs with Multilevel Flash Memory     90
Types of Flash Memory Used in Consumer Electronics Devices     91
Flash Memory Environmental Sensitivity     91
Using Memory Reliability Specifications to Estimate Product Lifetime     92
Flash Memory Cell Lifetimes and Wear Leveling Algorithms     93
Predicting NAND Bit Errors Based upon Worst-Case Usage     95
Flash Memory Format Specifications and Characteristics     96
Flash Memory and Other Solid State Storage Technology Development     98
Expected Change in Cost per Gigabyte of Flash Memory Formats     101
Other Solid State Storage Technologies     102
Chapter Summary     103
Storage in Home Consumer Electronics Devices     107
Objectives in This Chapter     107
Introduction     107
Personal Video Recorders and Digital Video Recorders     108
Home Media Center and Home Network Storage     120
Chapter Summary     129
Storage in Mobile Consumer Electronics Devices     131
Objectives in This Chapter     131
Introduction     131
Automobile Consumer Electronics Storage     132
Mobile Media Players     141
Cameras and Camcorders     158
Mobile Phones     164
Other Consumer Devices     170
Chapter Summary     172
Integration of Storage in Consumer Devices     175
Objectives in This Chapter     175
Introduction     175
Storage Costs in Consumer Product Design     176
Development of Common Consumer Functions     179
Intelligence of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics     182
Matching Storage to Different Applications     187
The Convergence of Electronics-When the Storage Becomes the Device-Or Was It the Other Way Around?     187
Road Maps for Consumer Electronics Application Integration in Storage Devices     191
Chapter Summary     199
Development of Home Network Storage and Home Storage Virtualization     201
Objectives in This Chapter     201
Introduction     202
What Drives Home Networking Trends?     202
Networking Options in the Home     204
Push Versus Pull Market for Home Networks     206
Home Networks for Media Sharing     207
Home Networks for Personal Reference Data Backup     209
Projections for Home Network Storage     212
Design of Network Storage Devices     214
Advanced Home Storage Virtualization     217
Home Network Storage and Content Sharing within the Home     221
Privacy, Content Protection, and Sharing in Home Network Storage     222
Chapter Summary     223
The Future of Home Digital Storage     225
Objectives in This Chapter     225
Digital Storage Requirements for Home Data Sharing and Social Network     225
Integrated Multiple Purpose Devices Versus Dedicated Devices     237
Physical Content Distribution Versus Downloads and Streaming     239
Personal Memory Assistants     240
Digital Storage in Everything     242
Home Storage Utility-When All Storage Devices Are Coordinated     243
Digital Storage in Future Consumer Electronics     247
Projections for Storage Demands in New Applications     249
Digital Storage as Our Cultural Heritage     254
Chapter Summary     256
Standards for Consumer Electronics Storage     257
Objectives in This Chapter     257
Digital Storage Standards     257
Consumer Product Standards     264
Home Networking Standards     266
Needed Standards for Future Consumer Electronics Development     273
Appendix A     277
Appendix B     279
Appendix C     281
Bibliography     285
Index      289

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