Examining SLC SD in Electrocardiography, Endoscopes, and Other Medical Devices
In modern medical equipment, embedded storage is a necessity. It is used for both patient data storage and OS and application loading. With advances in medical technology comes the need for larger storage capacities more than ever before. A reliable option for electrocardiography and endoscopes—which have high demands for storage—is industrial SLC SD cards. Using SLC SD in electrocardiography, endoscopes, and other medical technology ensures reliable storage for critical data with low power demands, MTBF, and EOL process management.
What is SLC SD?
SLC SD cards are high-endurance flash memory solutions that are known for their long in-the-field reliability. SLC SD cards are lightweight and small in size, so they are easily integrated into electrocardiography and endoscope equipment without concerns over storage space.
SLC—single-level cell—is a form of NAND flash technology in which each cell stores one bit of data. This provides the highest level of reliability available in flash technology. Storing one bit of data per cell means that there is less risk of a failure occurring during a write operation and a lower risk of cell cross-talk causing interferences. SLC flash also requires fewer voltages during operations, which helps to extend the life of the SD card beyond what is possible for other grades of flash storage.
Why use SLC SD in medical equipment?
There are several advantages to using SLC SD technology in medical equipment. The SLC flash is an important feature, but there are other benefits as well. With industrial grade SD cards, there is a controlled bill of materials, which means that the card configuration is locked down for the controller, firmware, and flash chips. These components will not be changed unless a completely new product number is issued, and users will receive advanced notice of these changes so that they can make any final purchases before the discontinuation occurs.
Additionally, SLC SD cards are tolerant to temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees C and can withstand the levels of shock and vibration that occur in medical settings. Because of SLC SD cards’ high storage capacities and reliability, medical teams can trust these cards to keep patient data safe.
Delkin is experienced in helping healthcare companies find industrial storage solutions for medical equipment. Our product team is available to answer your questions about SLC SD in electrocardiography, endoscopes, and other medical applications.