Delkin Blog

Taking a Closer Look at Embedded Module Options

Understanding Embedded Memory Systems

 

An embedded module is a self-contained component that is installed inside of a larger computer system to perform a single, specific task. One of the most crucial types of embedded modules is memory. Embedded storage systems for reading and writing data perform critical functions, often in rugged operating conditions. For this reason, it is important to consider the form and features of any embedded memory module installed in a device, particularly with industrial applications. Here is what you need to know about embedded modules and how to choose the right one to use for storage in your application.

 

Embedded Module Basics

Embedded modules are frequently built around microprocessors with memory included. However, for more complex systems, it is common to have an embedded module that is designed based on a microcontroller with a separate embedded memory card. The right choice for you depends on the kind of device you are designing and how it will be used. However, in each case, using embedded modules saves space and can often conserve power. These are two factors that are very important for modern applications that are increasingly small in size and that rely on data security that won’t be compromised by power loss.

 

Solid State Modules

Solid state modules, or SSMs, are one form of embedded module that can be used for memory. SSMs are typically used in DIMMs—dual in-line memory modules—and systems with similar designs. SSMs are popular for their size, but they do have a few drawbacks, including the fact that they usually have lower capacities and are slower than other embedded memory options. In most cases, SSMs rely on SATA connectors.

 

Embedded Memory Cards

Embedded memory cards designed with flash memory are popular storage solutions. These cards come in a variety of capacities and sizes. They can also feature a range of different kinds of flash memory. For industrial applications, using memory cards with SLC flash memory is typical. One bit of data is stored per cell on SLC flash memory cards. This means that they have the highest available level of data security and are faster than other forms of flash memory. SLC flash also has the longest lifespan of any kind of flash memory and can tolerate extreme temperatures.

 

Delkin’s customer team can help you navigate the process of choosing between embedded module options for your application. We’re happy to help you explore the solutions that meet your needs and your budget. To learn more, contact us today.

 

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 SLC SD for Automotive Applications

  When it comes to flash storage solutions for industrial OEM automotive applications, such as...

mSATA SSD
FAQs on Industrial mSATA SSDs

  The mSATA, otherwise known as the mini-SATA, is a slim drive format designed for...

Take a Closer Look at Embedded Memory Systems

  Embedded memory systems do excellent behind-the-scenes work, but at a conscious level, it’s not...

Life Cycle Management- SMART Commnands
Our Technical Success Stories: A Look at SMART Triggers

  No matter how high-quality or well-optimized your embedded storage is, it will eventually reach...

S316APG49-U3000-3 - SD - microSD - 16GB - MLC
Your MLC MicroSD FAQs, Answered

  Whether you’re searching for a reliable and high-quality flash storage solution for a commercial...

Delkin Support Evaluating pSLC
Understanding PseudoSLC (pSLC)

  Pseudo NAND (pSLC) technology is the latest cutting-edge solution in NAND flash storage. It...

What Is Write Amplification in True Embedded Applications?

  Embedded computing systems are designed to perform specific tasks, like writing data to the...

Our Comprehensive Application Engineering Support

   Delkin Devices is a state-of-the-art flash memory and storage SSD provider for OEMs for...

Taking a Look at Real Time Embedded & Operating Systems (RTOS)

  Real-Time Embedded & Operating Systems (RTOS) are operating systems (OS) for applications that process...

Delkin Devices Technical Success Stories- Female Engineer- Businesswoman
A Case Study in Flash Endurance and SMART Commands

  At Delkin, we don’t just pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art flash memory and storage...