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Infotainment Applications in Embedded Systems – Changing the Way We Travel

 

Embedded systems have had a major impact on a long list of industries. In transportation, embedded systems are changing many things about the way we travel, but one of their most notable impacts is with on-board infotainment systems. If you have watched a movie on a plane or listened to satellite radio in a car, then you have likely used infotainment embedded systems. When embedded systems are used for these purposes, they are usually designed with SLC NAND flash, which can tolerate the conditions found in cars, planes, and other forms of transportation. Here is a look at how infotainment applications in embedded systems are being used today.

 

Embedded Systems 101

As the name suggests, embedded systems are actually systems within a system. They contain both hardware and software that can be fixed or programmable in order to perform a certain function or set of functions within a broader system. The complexity of the embedded system and whether it has a user interface will depend on how many tasks it is used to perform and what those tasks are.

 

Embedded systems are found in an enormous range of devices for both commercial and industrial use. They are found in everything from medical equipment and vending machines to smart home applications, cameras, and mobile devices. Planes, trains, and cars rely heavily on embedded systems in many different capacities.

 

Infotainment Applications in Embedded Systems

Infotainment applications are now common in both public and private modes of transportation, and those applications use embedded systems to work. Modern cars often feature embedded infotainment applications in the form of satellite radio, which is embedded in a touchscreen control system. With planes, embedded systems are frequently used for in-flight entertainment applications that include movies, music, television shows, and games. On-board infotainment systems are not as common on trains, but they are growing in popularity and can be found on board Eurostar and other trains in Europe. Embedded infotainment applications are fully integrated and do not require the use of any outside device, such as a smartphone.

 

Infotainment applications in embedded systems require industrial grade, SLC NAND flash memory to work without any loss of function due to extreme temperatures, shock, or vibration. Delkin is a leading manufacturer of flash memory for rugged environments. Find out more by contacting our customer support team.

 

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