Delkin Blog

Choosing Micro SD Memory Suppliers

S364APG5S-U3000-3 - SD - microSD - 64GB - MLC

 

When it comes to memory options for small devices, microSD (sometimes called micro SD) is a common solution. This flash memory format is powerful but tiny, providing high-quality memory in devices in which space is at a premium. Different micro SD memory suppliers should all follow the design specs set by the Secure Digital Association. Anyone who makes SD cards is required to follow these guidelines in order to ensure that there is a reliable design and operation standard across all cards. However, the supplier you choose still matters. Here are some things to look for when choosing a microSD memory supplier.

 

Grade of microSD Cards

All microSD cards provide reliable storage, but not all cards are appropriate for all operations. If you have an industrial application, then you need a microSD card that is industrial grade—which is something not all suppliers can provide. With an industrial microSD memory card, you get a card with a higher tolerance for shock and vibration, along with an extended operating temperature range. Since many industrial applications are used in rugged operating environments, cards that are not designed to meet industrial conditions will be prone to failure. Industrial microSD cards have SLC, or single-level cell, flash memory, which means that only one bit of data is stored per cell. This further increases the reliability and lifespan of the microSD cards, which is essential for devices used in critical industries, such as healthcare or transportation.

 

Locked Bill of Materials

For engineers and OEMs, long-term reliability of memory is important. An unexpected change in the design of a memory card could cause far-reaching device failures that affect users in the field. A locked bill of materials, or locked BOM, ensures that no critical component of the microSD card will be changed by the supplier without advanced notification. This ensures that customers can place a final order of the existing card design. A new product number will be issued for any card when there is a critical design change, preventing misunderstandings that could lead to device failures.

 

Customization Options

The ability to customize microSD cards is important to OEMs and is not something that is offered by every supplier. Choose a micro SD memory supplier who can provide the customizations you need, from pad printing and packaging to special testing and unique data loading.

 

Are you looking at different micro SD memory suppliers? Delkin offers high-quality industrial microSD memory cards designed for reliability in rugged operating conditions. For more information about our products and customization options, call us today.

 

ORDER DELKIN INDUSTRIAL FLASH STORAGE TODAY through our distribution partner Newark.

 

Contact

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related Posts

Delkin Applications
Top Reasons for Industrial Flash Storage Use in Transportation Applications

  Many modes of transportation including motor vehicles, trains, and aircraft use industrial flash storage...

Life Cycle Management
Technical Success Story: Program/Erase Cycles and SMART Commands

  A challenge faced by application engineers is the concept of balancing reliability and industrial...

Utility+ msata
Solid State Flash Drive SATA

  A solid state flash drive SATA is an SSD that uses the SATA interface....

A Look at Legacy Electronics Memory

  Although conventional wisdom dictates using the newest technology possible, it is not always feasible...

Write Protection

  Purpose of Write Protection Write protection is a feature on flash storage cards and other...

Flash Storage Interface- NAND vs. NVMe

  NAND vs. NVMe- The need for data storage capacity and speed in industrial applications...

Technical Success Stories: Industrial Flash Storage Customization

  “One-size-fits-all does not work for our embedded/industrial high capacity application. Flash storage customization is...

A Look at microSD Memory Suppliers

  Are you looking for reliable, rugged storage for a device used in industrial operating...

Industrial Flash Storage in Flight Data Recorders

Flight data recorders are a key component of aviation safety. Information gleaned from flight...

Technical Success Story: Locked BOM Maximizes Performance and Speed

  A locked BOM, or bill of materials, is one of the key advantages to...