Delkin Blog

Spotlight on SD Card Industrial Grade Features

UTILITY SD

 

SD card design is governed by the Secure Digital Association. Although different companies manufacture them, every SD card on the market is designed to meet very specific guidelines set forth by the Secure Digital Association and shared with its members. As such, end users can rest assured that SD cards will always be compatible with their applications, even if they end up ordering cards from a different manufacturer in the future. SD card industrial grade features are designed to ensure that these memory cards can operate in industrial conditions in which temperatures, vibration, and shock are more intense than what’s usually encountered with consumer devices. Here is a closer look at some of the SD card industrial grade features you can expect.

 

SLC Flash

SD cards use NAND flash storage, and SD cards that are industrial grade use SLC NAND flash. SLC, or single-level cell, is the most reliable grade of NAND flash storage and is the form of storage most common in industrial devices. SLC is so reliable because only one bit of data is stored on each cell. This reduces the risk of many complications associated with flash storage, including cross-cell noise and data loss because of power failures during read and write operations.

 

Extended Operating Temperatures

Industrial grade SD cards are designed to tolerate extreme temperatures, as well as rapid temperature fluctuations. These memory cards can operate in -40 degrees C up to 85 degrees C without any loss of function or risk to the data on the memory card. This feature is essential for industrial grade applications, where memory may be stored in environments in which intense temperatures are normal.

 

Large Storage Capacities

SD card industrial grade features include the high storage capacities that are important to industrial users. Industrial SD cards have capacities ranging from 128MB to 32GB, so you can find the perfect fit for your application’s needs. To meet even larger storage needs, industrial grade SD cards with extended capacity can store up to 2TB.

 

SD cards are popular for industrial use because of their storage capacities, reliability, low power consumption, and easy device integration. Discuss your embedded storage needs with Delkin to see if an SD card is the right choice for you.

 

Contact

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related Posts

How Delkin Helped One Customer Overcome SD Card Lifespan Concerns

  The evolution of flash technology has been a good thing for developers and end...

Delkin Technology Flash Endurance
What Are the Benefits of High Endurance Flash Storage?

  When choosing flash memory, one of the most important factors to consider is endurance....

Delkin Devices mSATA
Flash Disk SATA Drives

  Flash disk SATA drives are solid state drives or hard disk drives that use...

Flash Storage Encryption

  Every file stored on a flash device is important, but some information requires more...

Understanding Industrial SD for Parking Technologies

  Parking technologies have progressed far beyond simply turning a car between two lines. Public...

High Temperature Storage Test

  For industrial devices, having storage that functions in high temperature environments is crucial. Storage...

Understanding Embedded Memory Systems
Taking a Closer Look at Embedded Module Options

  An embedded module is a self-contained component that is installed inside of a larger...

Wide Temperature Range SSD- Antarctic Research Station
Answering Questions about SLC Temperature Ranges

  There are many reasons why industrial application designers and engineers opt for SLC flash...

Power Fail
The Benefits of Low Power SSD Drives

  Many industrial device engineers have moved away from hard disk drives, or HDDs, for...

Controls and Automation Application- Delkin Devices
Understanding Embedded Flash Technology

  Flash technology is a popular form of memory for many applications, including small, portable...