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Technical Success Story: Applications and Technology Advancements

 

For engineers and designers who are building industrial applications, there is a natural inclination to try to design around the most advanced industrial grade storage technology available. The thought process is logical. After all, no one wants a device that relies on outdated memory cards that may not be available in the near future. Choosing the right memory card is an essential part of building a successful device. However, sometimes with the latest  technology problems can occur with recently developed products, leaving engineers unsure of what the best memory options are for their project.

 

Customer Story

A Delkin customer with a video logging application hoped to add microSD cards to their backup cameras. Though the host application typically recorded video to a central location, cameras would record footage locally if a power failure happened. After considering both industrial and commercial grade storage cards, they decided they needed the highest possible capacity because they were recording video footage. However, their budget put a restriction on their ability to purchase the cards they wanted.

 

Delkin Discovery

The Delkin customer applications team worked with the customer to get a complete understanding of the customer’s system and the signs that the customer would typically experience when their memory cards were facing imminent failure. With a selection of tools, including proprietary tools available only to Delkin, the team monitored and analyzed the signals of the card, the power usage, the file types, and how the files were written. This information allowed the Delkin team to determine that the customer didn’t need high speed or high resolution, so there was no need for a memory card with a higher price point. Instead, they needed to use their memory cards more efficiently.

 

Delkin Solution

Delkin extended the life of the customer’s memory cards by using non-FAT optimizations, including wear-leveling algorithms, and minimizing WAF. With these customizations, the cards met the customer’s needs for reliability and lifespan, all within the customer’s budget. These reliable cards were part of Delkin’s Utility line of products, which features a locked BOM.

 

Lesson Learned

New technology is not always the right fit for an application. Sometimes, the card that is currently being used can be tweaked to meet your needs without blowing your budget. Working with Delkin’s experienced industrial storage team is the best way to find the memory solution that is right for your application.

 

Lean on Delkin’s Technical Team

Our customer applications team has extensive experience in solving host storage problems. Call us today for a free consultation.

 

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

 

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