Delkin Blog

FAQs about Flash Based Memory

 

If you’re considering data storage options for your application, then you have certainly encountered the term “flash based memory.” Flash memory is a form of non-volatile memory that is used in a huge variety of consumer and industrial grade applications. There are several reasons why designers and engineers have embraced flash memory as a cornerstone of their device designs. Chances are that you have some questions about what exactly flash memory is and why it is so popular. Here is what you need to know.

 

What is flash based memory?

Flash based memory is memory that electronically programs and erases data. As a non-volatile form of memory, it does not require power in order to retain data. Flash memory stores data in cells that are grouped by block in the memory device. The total amount of data that can be stored and the amount of data that is stored on each cell depend on the specific kind of flash memory in question. NAND flash memory is the most common kind, though there is also NOR flash based memory. The difference lies in the types and capabilities of the gates within the storage system.

 

What are the different kinds of flash memory?

The most popular formats of flash memory are TLC, MLC, and SLC. TLC is triple-level cell flash memory and refers to flash memory in which three or more bits of data are stored on each cell. This kind of flash memory is most common in consumer devices. MLC is multi-level cell flash memory, in which two bits of data are stored per cell. MLC is used in commercial devices and select industrial applications. SLC stands for single-level cell and refers to flash in which one bit of data is stored per cell. This kind of flash is most common in industrial applications, as it is the most reliable.

 

Why is flash memory so popular?

There are several reasons for the popularity of flash memory. One is that flash memory is extremely fast, making it a perfect fit for a variety of applications. It is also extremely reliable, even in rugged operating conditions. Because there are so many different versions of flash memory available, it can be used in huge array of devices, even those with very little room for storage.

 

Delkin offers a number of flash based memory options for the industrial marketplace. Contact our product team today for more information.

 

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

Industrial microSD Flash Storage Used in Security Control and Lighting Systems

  Like most parts of modern life, security and lighting systems have gone high-tech. Whether...

Delkin Technology Flash Endurance
Delkin’s Rugged Storage Fits the Bill for Nanosatellites

  If you think that your application requires rugged storage devices, imagine how reliable an...

Collaboration- Putting together pieces of the puzzle
Technical Success Story: The Value of SD Card Customization

  One of the reasons why so many of Delkin’s clients are repeat customers is...

Embedded OS: Windows vs. Linux

    The August 2019 announcement by Microsoft that they would no longer be supporting Windows...

Write Amplification in True Embedded Applications

  What is write amplification? Write amplification, or WA, refers to the phenomenon that occurs in...

S325TLLM7B-C1000-3 - SD - microSD - 256MB - SLC
SMART microSD Cards Explained

  The trends in tech design are pushing in two seemingly incongruent directions: devices are...

Delkin Devices Industrial USB Flash Drive
High Capacity Flash Drive FAQs

  With solid state drives (SSDs) dominating the market for embedded storage and external hard...

What Is an M.2 SSD?

  Solid state drives, or SSDs, have changed the way that designers and engineers think...

Interfaces Form Factors
Memory Electronics: Selecting the Right Memory for Electronic Applications

     When building an electronic application that requires embedded storage, one of the biggest decisions...

Delkin Devices Utility SSD (1.8” / 2.5” / mSATA)
FAQs about SSD Utility Grade

  SSDs, or solid state drives, are used in a huge array of industrial and...