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Using eMMC for Widgets

Delkin Devices Industrial eMMC

 

Flash memory is a reliable, low-power solution for data storage, but not every device has the need—or space—for an SSD. For these applications, an eMMC could be the solution. This non-volatile form of storage offers the advantages of flash memory in a small format that is appropriate for applications that don’t require the fast speeds of an SSD. Widgets often rely on eMMCs for reliable functionality.

 

What is eMMC?

eMMC stands for embedded multimedia card. This type of storage features flash memory and a flash memory controller, and is used for a large number of consumer products. If you have a cellphone, laptop, or navigation system, you have almost certainly used an application that relies on eMMC for memory. Like all flash memory, eMMC storage is non-volatile, which means that it can access data stored in the memory without power. Low power consumption is one of the advantages of using eMMC in consumer electronics. Using an eMMC means that the host processor does not have to handle low-level flash management and that the processor design can be simpler, allowing engineers to get products to the market faster.

 

eMMCs can also be used for industrial applications that have space and power constraints. When designed for industrial environments, eMMCs come with extended temperature ranges and enhanced security features.

 

How can OEMs use eMMC for widgets?

A widget is a program that runs continuously on a device, without having to be opened to be triggered. For example, the calendar and clock features on a smartphone are widgets that are always running, meaning that they are always using the battery. This is in contrast to apps, which only use power from the battery when they are opened.

 

Using eMMC for widgets has several advantages. The size of eMMCs make them an ideal fit, but the low power consumption is a particularly important feature for use in widgets. Because widgets run continuously, reducing the amount of power they consume is a priority. eMMC technology keeps the power demands low and allows memory to be accessed without power. In industrial applications, minimizing the drain on the power supply is even more important, since they may be used in critical operating systems.

 

If you would like to know more about eMMC for widgets, contact Delkin. Our product team can answer your questions about all of your options for flash memory and help you make the best choice for your specific application.

 

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