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FAQs about BOM Control

 

BOM control is a critical factor for industrial embedded application customers. It allows both OEMs and engineers to better manage parts changes and reduces the risk of in-the-field failures that could have drastic effects on transportation, aviation, healthcare, and other critical industries. One of the key reasons that industrial grade flash storage is used in these kinds of applications is the advantages that BOM control provides. Why does BOM control matter so much? Here are the answers to some of the questions industrial embedded storage users often have.

 

What is BOM control?

Those who are new to industrial grade storage have likely never worked with BOM control and often wonder what exactly it is. BOM stands for bill of materials, and it is a list of components that are used in a flash storage device. When the BOM is controlled, it means that none of the critical parts will be changed without warning. In most cases, this kind of control is exclusively found in industrial grade products.

 

Why does BOM control matter?

BOM control reduces the odds that applications will fail because of compatibility issues. When you know that changes are coming to the components of your flash storage device, you can plan for those changes accordingly. In some cases, the changes to the BOM may not be relevant at all to your application. However, if the changes could interfere in any way, you can update your application so a failure doesn’t occur unexpectedly and cause significant complications.

 

Why doesn’t every kind of flash storage have BOM control?

It’s very common for the BOMs of commercial grade flash storage to be updated without warning. The reason is that the leading concern with this kind of storage is maximizing functionality while minimizing price. For this reason, frequent BOM changes are helpful. However, industrial grade storage must be reliable above all else. Many OEMs pay more for industrial grade storage with BOM control specifically because they do not want to face unexpected tweaks to their storage components.

 

Delkin’s rugged, industrial storage comes with BOM control, so you can manage your application with confidence. Contact our product team for additional information and answers to your questions.

 

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Industrial SATA for Factory Automation

  In today’s factory settings, automation is non-negotiable. Plants are adding new automation tools constantly,...

SD, D300 Series, 16GB SLC Industrial
Technical Success Stories: SLC SD Card- Finding the Right Solution

  As flash technology evolves, it is becoming increasingly challenging to compare memory devices. At...

What Are Industrial Grade Products?

  If you’re looking for NAND flash memory products, then you have likely encountered both...

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Questions Answered about Industrial MLC microSD

  Industrial MLC microSD cards combine the benefits of MLC microSD technology with features that...

Industrial SD - Delkin Devices
Secure Digital Card Overview

  If you’ve ever looked into options for embedded flash memory, then you are likely...

SLC vs. MLC Life Span: What You Need to Know

  One of the key issues developers and OEMs have to consider when they are...

Delkin continuously invests in DVT—Design Verification Testing—and ORT—Ongoing Reliability Testing
SSD Reliability Test: How Long Do SSDs Last?

  Solid state drives, or SSDs, are becoming as ubiquitous now as hard disk drives,...

Explaining NAND Flash Memory

  NAND flash memory is at the core of most embedded storage devices and SSDs....

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Understanding the Differences Between Commercial Grade and Industrial Grade Memory

  If you are shopping for flash storage devices, then you will quickly realize that...

BE64MGMZZ-XN000-D - SATA - CFast - 64GB - SLC
A Look at the Features of the Industrial Grade CFast Card

  An industrial grade CFast card combines the advantages of Compact Flash technology with the...

Industrial M.2 SSD
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about M-2 SSD

  M-2 SSDs are designed specifically for use in devices that require a very small...

eUSBDelkin Devices Embedded USB
Using the Industrial Grade 10-Pin USB DOM

   If you have used a desktop, laptop, smartphone, or other computing device in the...

Delkin Devices Industrial eMMC
What Is eMMC?

  eMMC stands for embedded MultiMediaCard. It refers to an embedded technology in which both...

Facts about Flash Storage

  Flash storage is a form of memory that is found in an enormous array...

Exploring the Basics of SATA Flash

  SATA is the most widely used interface for solid state drives, or SSDs, today....

What is a Controlled BOM? How Does It Work?

  What is a Controlled BOM (Bill of Materials) Delkin manufactures cards for the complete spectrum...

Understanding CompactFlash Card Durability

  CompactFlash is a form of NAND flash memory that is found in a wide...

Digital Signage
Digital Signage Applications’ Embedded Systems

  In the past, digital signage applications have relied on standard PC platforms in order...

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Electronic Coating 101

  The electronic circuit and other components inside your SSDs and flash memory devices are...

What Is a Ruggedized SSD?

  Solid state drives, or SSDs, were once used exclusively for rugged operating conditions. However,...

Understanding Embedded Memory Systems
Answering Questions about NAND Memory Manufacturers

  When you’re choosing a NAND industrial flash storage device, the manufacturer is likely to...

SLC SATA Basics

  SLC SATA is one of the most reliable flash storage options available for industrial...

Industrial Flash Storage Customization
Custom SD Cards Explained

  SD cards are a recognized format for storage for a variety of commercial and...

UTILITY SD
How Do Wear Leveling SD Cards Work?

  SD cards are a popular choice for industrial grade memory. These NAND flash memory...

FAQs about Flash Based SSDs

  Flash based SSDs are ubiquitous in industrial applications. They take advantage of the reliability...

Embedded Computing
What Are Embedded Computing Systems?

  Embedded computing systems are used every day, yet they are often overlooked and misunderstood....

Delkin Industrial Flash Storage for Printing Applications
Industry Insights: SLC SD for Industrial Multi-function Printers

  Industrial multi-function printers offer high-speed functionality in environments that demand flawless performance. For industrial...