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Spotlight on microSD for Navigation/Audio Systems

 

High-tech navigation systems have long since replaced paper maps in American automobiles and big rigs. These days, they come standard on most late model vehicles. Consumers also expect their in-dashboard audio systems to incorporate the latest cutting-edge technology. The convenience and accessibility of in-vehicle digital files offers clear benefits to transportation manufacturers who need to maintain their competitive edge, yet the trend also places significant demands on data storage. To meet the data storage needs of the modern transportation industry, many OEMs are turning to microSD cards for storage for their navigation/audio systems.

 

MicroSD cards are built to withstand challenging environments.

The transportation sector demands rugged flash storage solutions. When a navigation or audio system is installed in a car or commercial transport vehicle, its components will be subjected to extreme forces of shock and vibration. It may also be subjected to extreme temperatures, such as when the driver is navigating desert regions or subarctic zones. Furthermore, dust and debris can become problematic. The microSD card is ideal for navigation and audio systems because it is rugged enough to withstand these environmental extremes.

 

MicroSD cards offer a conveniently small form factor.

Space is at a premium in consumer cars and commercial transport vehicles. There is no room for bulky navigation or audio systems in a streamlined dashboard. Consequently, the data storage solution must also feature a small form factor. MicroSD cards are the clear flash storage device of choice for this type of application.

 

MicroSD cards from Delkin always feature a locked BOM.

Efficient life cycle management is a must in the transportation industry. While consumers expect that their vehicles will require repairs on a fairly regular basis, they also expect that their navigation and audio systems will continue to work as designed for the life of the vehicle. The microSD cards designed by Delkin feature a locked bill of materials (BOM) to ensure long-term compatibility.

 

Consumers have high expectations for their navigation and audio systems. It’s crucial for project engineers and OEMs to select the right microSD cards that deliver ruggedness and high capacity in a small form factor. Delkin’s Customer Applications team welcomes inquiries from our OEM customers who are searching for the best microSD cards for their navigation/audio systems. Get in touch today and remember to ask us about our customization options.

 

ORDER DELKIN INDUSTRIAL FLASH STORAGE TODAY through our distribution partner Newark.

 

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