COMPUTERS and NETWORKING continued
Rugged SSD Offers Self-Encryption
If you need a solid-state drive system with maximized data security, reliability, ruggedization,
and data transfer rates, a new self-encrypting SSD
line from Microsemi ( www.microsemi.com) may
be of interest. The first offering in the company's
TRRUST-Stor 200 series is a 256 GB, 2. 5 inch drive
that — according to company specs — provides
200 MB/s sustained data rates, making them "ideal
for high bandwidth land-, air-, and ship-based video
streaming and surveillance applications where
recording every second of data is important."
The drive "also provides ample storage for
imaging applications such as those used in UAVs
and vetronics [vehicle electronics]." Data is
protected via a hardware-based implementation of
AES-256 encryption with XTS mode, flexible key
management, and a purge function that renders
data forensically unrecoverable in less than 30 ms.
The unit can withstand up to 3,000 G of shock
and 30 Grms vibration. Company literature omits
any mention of price, so price-conscious folks
probably need not inquire. ▲
■ Microsemi's TRRUST-Stor 200 offers 256 GB of storage
and 200 MB/s data rates.
CIRCUITS and DEVICES
93.5% Efficient AC-DC Power Supplies
If your project demands a beefy but quiet AC-DC power supply, the new VBM-360 series from CUI, Inc.
( www.cui.com), may be a good option. Both open and
enclosed versions are available in a standard 5 x 3 x 1.6
inch (12.7 x 7. 6 x 4 mm) footprint, offering 14. 8 W/in3
power density. Both offer baseplate cooling and feature
typical efficiency of better than 93 percent. All models
have a universal 90-264 VAC input for global operation,
and are available with single outputs of 12, 24, and
■ CUI's 355W power supply — open-frame and enclosed versions.