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Industrial SLC Flash Storage for Infotainment Applications

When traveling in automobiles or commercial aviation, you want to have information and entertainment such as movies, music, maps, and traffic updates to make your ride more pleasant and enjoyable. IVI (in-vehicle infotainment) systems make this possible while drivers and passengers are traveling in trains, airplanes, and personal cars. In Vehicle Infotainment systems are the touch-screen devices on your car dashboard, or the entertainment systems located at your seat on a commercial flight. These IVI systems must have a Read More...

NAND Flash Based SSD Drives and the Flash Controller

 GeneralSolid State Disk drives (SSD Drives) are becoming more and more common in personal computers and enterprise server systems, and in industrial applications. They either replace mechanical drives or can be used in a mixed system using both types of drives, depending on factors such as cost and reliability, which often are a tradeoff.Mechanical Disk Drives have good speed performance and data retention, but can fail for mechanical reasons. Industrial grade drives can be very expensive. When mechanical drives Read More...

Why Choose an Industrial Memory Card?

 Technology has progressively shown improvement year after year, and this ongoing evolution has required new development in data storage solutions, especially in the industrial sector. Therefore, it’s necessary that the right decisions are made when picking the appropriate industrial memory card. There are several form factors of industrial memory cards available, with a variety of specifications. Form factors include Industrial SD, Industrial microSD, Industrial USB, Industrial CF, and Industrial SSD. Not all storage devices are designed alike, and industrial-grade Read More...

Technical Success Stories: SLC SD Card Solution- Terabytes Written & Drive Writes Per Day

“We were told that Terabytes Written (TBW) and Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) are the best way to compare NAND storage, now we are not as sure”- True Customer StoriesThe technology surrounding flash storage, and even Industrial Grade Flash storage is making it harder and harder to compare one solution, or one supplier to another.  It used to be as easy as comparing SLC flash and MLC flash, but eventually this progressed into TLC, eMLC (Enterprise MLC) and now Read More...

Is it Industrial Compact Flash Card or Industrial CompactFlash Card?

 Industrial CompactFlash Cards are typically used within various industrial applications where a robust durability and reliability are expected. Taking this into consideration, many manufacturers require high-speed industrial CF cards that can reliably perform for aerospace, communications/networking, gaming, power/energy, mass data storage, transportation, embedded computing, security monitoring, and automotive applications. Given the prevalence of industrial CF Cards, it’s important the proper grammatical format be used when labeling or writing about this industrial flash storage form factor.So, is it Industrial Compact Read More...

Technical Success Stories: Is the Newest Version the Best? Cost Reduction Discovery for Industrial SD Cards

“Our application needs the very latest, fastest SD technology, and our budget is less than $15, what are our options?”- True Customer Stories The SD card standard is the most popular memory card in the world.  As such, there is a lot of data on the speed classes, interface, and technology used to build this popular card family.  Often when designing an embedded host, which may remain in the market for many years, there is a tendency to try and Read More...

Industrial Flash Storage for Transportation Applications

What Are Top Reasons for Industrial Flash Storage in Transportation Applications?  Many modes of transportation including motor vehicles, trains, and aircraft use industrial flash storage for critical data storage functions. Due to the varying nature of these transportation methods, technology is designed to execute specific roles and address special concerns. However, a common requirement found in all transportation technology systems is the need to reliably store operational, navigational, and system performance data. The rugged reliability of Delkin Devices Industrial Flash Read More...

Real Time Embedded & Operating Systems (RTOS)

Real Time Embedded Systems generally consist of Hardware and Software (More often referred to as Firmware). These systems include at a minimum:Hardware:CPU – Various types such as RISC or CISC, single core or multi-core, fully integrated ASIC type controllers. Executes a set of instructions in a program (process or application) created by the system programmer. Ram Memory and Controller– Usually DRAM, used to run programs and for transient data storage. The controller for the DRAM is usually part Read More...

Technical Success Stories: SMART Triggers

“Data loss on our product is very expensive, is there a way to predict the end of a card lifespan before it happens?”- True Customer Stories  This story starts with a painful fact, all embedded storage no matter how well optimized for the usage model, at some point will come to the end of its lifespan.  Due to the technology used in all flash storage, there is a useful life that has limits.  Delkin has created a business around maximizing Read More...

Industrial CompactFlash Cards for Aerospace

IntroductionIndustrial CompactFlash cards have been used for approximately two decades in various aerospace applications requiring an extremely reliable data storage device. These flash cards were originally designed to offer a precise flash storage solution for both industrial and consumer applications, but have been ruggedized and customized specifically for the aerospace industry. Delkin Devices Industrial CompactFlash Cards are designed with SLC or MLC NAND flash that features the highest level of endurance and utmost reliability. That's why these flash storage devices Read More...

Managing Errors in NAND Flash Based Devices

  GeneralNAND flash is the proper choice for mass storages devices. Its use allows large storage devices at relatively low cost. Nor flash was traditionally used in embedded systems, to hold boot code and data, however, it is inefficient for holding large amounts of data.In today’s systems, having a Nor flash (protected) bios supporting system boot from USB or SATA/IDE drives, SD cards and CF cards is now the choice for design, and these devices are typically NAND flash based.NAND Read More...

Technical Success Stories: Delkin Matches Product & Testing to Unique Environmental Requirements

“We are having failures of our dashboard cameras in the field, the problem seems to occur upon startup and the CF card seems to be the problem”- True Customer Stories  CompactFlash as a form factor has been a stable, industrial, storage medium used by many embedded product OEM’s for more than 20 years.  The standard uses a simple, 50 pin connector designed to mimic a HDD in its interface.  The ruggedness and simplicity of the design has made it one Read More...

What Are the Top Differences Between Industrial Grade and Consumer Grade Flash Storage?

Perhaps your organization has just decided that a flash storage device is necessary for your new industrial application prototype, or you just need a perfect replacement to the flash storage that’s been used in an industrial host. Whichever the case, there are many flash storage options in the market to choose from, with all of them falling under two general categories - industrial grade flash storage and consumer grade flash storage.However, learning about the differences between these two grades Read More...

Why Delkin Devices Industrial Flash Storage Solutions Enable a Better Healthcare Industry

Healthcare files are big, meaning that simple x-rays are about 8 MB each. When you're talking about one picture for one patient, this might not seem like a lot, but when you consider that a normal brain MRI involves about 230 images, you're quickly looking at several gigabytes of data per patient. Across a healthcare network that spans multiple cities or states, the amount of data that needs to be stored becomes immense.That data also needs to be transferable Read More...

Industrial IoT Applications Requiring Industrial Flash Storage

Across the globe, many industries are on the crossover of revolution and many manufacturers have a new priority for their business. Numerous technologies based on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are expanding exponentially and becoming more important in industries such as manufacturing, energy, healthcare and retail. The IIoT has sparked a new wave of transformation and is quickly changing the way we do things.One of the biggest challenges about the IIoT systems is that they generate massive amounts Read More...

Technical Success Stories: Delkin mSATA Parts Allow Longer Application Life Cycle

“Our host uses mSATA, and has for years.  We were in trouble when our supplier notified us our part had been discontinued”- True Customer Stories  Most new memory standards and form factors used in embedded products start out as solutions for consumer driven markets. mSATA was designed to be used in tablets, laptops and other mobile devices that require a small replacement for a disk drive or SSD. While mSATA is technically an SSD, its small size and connector are Read More...

True Customer Stories: Industrial vs. Consumer Storage Solutions

“We were not aware that Consumer SSDs are not a good “drop in” for our industrial device”- True Customer StoriesConsumer storage products are advertised extensively to the point that those brands are often recognized first and foremost when considering a storage device for an Industrial, embedded solution.  There are many reasons why this might not be a good idea, and understanding the usage model of the storage is a good first step to choose the right solution.Consumer solutions focus Read More...

Technical Success Stories: Flash Endurance and SMART Commands

 “Our product sells for under $200, we could not afford an expensive card, we just assumed we had to have some failures”- Technical Success StoriesYou would not put jet fuel in your moped, so an inexpensive product would not normally come with an expensive SLC based card.  No one is going to pay $60 to put an SD card into something that costs $99 or even $199, the math just does not work.  Such is the reality of Industrial Read More...

Delkin in Space

Delkin Devices Industrial SD Cards Rugged Enough for Outer SpaceDelkin Devices has been the source of industrial SD cards for a San Francisco based company that launches its products into orbit aboard satellites. Pumpkin Inc., a company that manufactures products that have opened new doors in the space industry since 2000, has trusted the rugged durability of Delkin Devices Industrial SD cards to withstand the demands of outer space, as Rob Call of Pumpkin Inc. explains.Pumpkin has always used Read More...

True Customer Stories: Suddenly New CF Cards

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3D NAND Flash Application Considerations

3D NAND flash is an advanced architectural development in flash storage that enables memory cells to be stacked vertically in multiple layers. This is a more sophisticated design and is a great solution for high density mass storage. By building multiple layers, larger geometries can be used to deliver higher reliability and higher density. It is estimated that about fifty-percent of bits manufactured will be 3D by mid-2017.One strong advantage of 3D NAND is that it has a low Read More...

True Customer Stories: Customization of Card Fixed Data Failure

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True Customer Stories: We Want the Least Expensive SD Card Available

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Market Analysis: Trends in the NAND Flash Memory Market

Unprecedented conditions in the NAND market are causing prices to rise and lead times to stretch, as increased demand combines with supply issues.  At this point, no significant relief is expected before the end of 2017.There are multiple factors at play leading to worldwide dramatic growth in flash demand.  New generations of mobile devices have double the NAND capacity, to support more features, applications and personal storage, and there has also been an increase in demand from Chinese smartphone Read More...

True Customer Stories: Solutions from the Desks of Delkin Customer Engineering

“Our flagship product is bricking across our entire customer base, help!”A manufacturer of hand held devices called us in a panic one day over an SD card failure that was causing their flagship product to brick at an alarming rate.  Irritated customers were reporting data corruption in the field and threatening to cancel all orders, and the team working to address and fix the issue couldn’t get any support from their existing memory card supplier.(more…) Read More...

Local Poway Company, Delkin Devices, Named Top ‘Toys for Tots’ Fundraiser Group in San Diego County for 2016

Poway, CA. December 22nd, 2016 – Local Poway manufacturer, Delkin Devices, was named the top fundraiser for the Toys for Tots Foundation in San Diego for 2016, with over thirty-thousand dollars and more than fifteen-hundred toys collected and donated during their event at the Ramona Airport this December.(more…) Read More...

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