Taiwan based memory-interface semiconductor vendor Silicon Motion has introduced new single-channel USB3.0 flash drive controller IC SM3261. SM3261 supports Windows To Go, where the computer can be booted from a USB flash drive on any PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.
SM3261 supports popular NAND flash chips, which include 2x/2y/1x nm MLC, TLC and high speed Toggle and ONFI DDR NAND manufactured by Samsung, Toshiba, SanDisk, SK Hynix, Micron or Intel. For flash drive applications, SM3261supports high capacity by managing up to 4 NAND flash dies with write protection, PC boot-up, password protection, and secure partition. The SM3261 controller is available in a 48-pin QFN green package with manufacturing-ready turnkey solutions and fits the mainstream size of USB2.0 flash drive module board, 14mm x 33mm, for 2-TSOP or COB solutions.