Delkin Blog

SMART microSD Cards Explained

S325TLLM7B-C1000-3 - SD - microSD - 256MB - SLC | Delkin Industrial

 

The trends in tech design are pushing in two seemingly incongruent directions: devices are becoming smaller than ever before, but they are also becoming more powerful. This means that the embedded memory used in them has to be small in size, but big in speed and capability. Enter the microSD card. As the smallest version of Secure Digital cards available, microSD cards are ideal for small form factor devices that require large and reliable storage capabilities, even in challenging operating conditions. The addition of SMART to already powerful microSD cards means that end users can get the capacity they need with the highest possible level of reliability. Continue reading to learn more about SMART microSD cards with integrated self-monitoring technology.

 

microSD Cards

microSD cards are a version of the popular line of Secure Digital memory cards. These cards, which have been used for memory for over 20 years, remain one of the most popular options for embedded storage because of their broad compatibilities and reliable design. Each SD card is created according to specifications set by the Secure Digital Association, ensuring that end users will always know what to expect from their SD card, regardless of the manufacturer.

 

The traditional SD card has undergone many revamps over the years in order to meet changing device needs. The microSD card is the result of one of these redesigns. It was created to serve the exploding small electronics market for both commercial and industrial applications. In industrial grade formats, microSD cards feature SLC, or single-level cell, flash technology. This enables the cards to provide both great performance and reliability in rugged conditions with extended temperature ranges, shock, and vibration.

 

SMART microSD cards

Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, or SMART, can be integrated into many data storage devices. SMART microSD cards allow users to keep an eye on the functionality of the embedded memory device. With SMART, users can monitor the action of the microSD card in real time, so that they can identify any signs of issues. They can also monitor the program and erase cycles, so that they can see how many have been used in order to estimate the remaining useful lifespan of the microSD card. With these tools, users can better manage their embedded storage and make plans for transitioning to a replacement microSD card before they experience a failure in the field.

 

At Delkin, you’ll find microSD cards with a range of capacities to suit every kind of device. Contact our team today to learn more about SMART microSD card options.

 

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 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...

Understanding the Price of Data Failure

  Data security is a significant concern for anyone who uses anything from a smartphone...

Addressing Power Fail Concerns for Industrial Applications

  For industrial developers, power failures are one of the biggest challenges. A power fail...

Industrial SATA - Delkin Devices
A Look at Different Types of Form Factors

  In computing, “form factor” is a catch-all term that can have a few different...

Delkin Devices Technical Success Stories- Female Engineer- Businesswoman
NAND Flash Memory Suppliers

  For industrial device engineers and users, NAND flash memory has trounced hard disk drive,...

Avnet & Delkin Devices

   Avnet is a leading provider of parts for the world of technology. Companies of...

BE64MGMZZ-XN000-D - SATA - CFast - 64GB - SLC
CFast SATA Cards

CFast memory cards offer high-speed data transfer solutions and large capacities. This makes them...

Power Fail
Intelligent Power Consumption

  The power consumption of embedded storage devices is one of the leading factors that...

What Is NAND Flash Storage?

If you’ve been searching for industrial grade memory, then you have likely encountered the...