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What Is an Embedded Module?

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Within computer units, there are smaller systems that are designed to perform a single task. These smaller systems are called embedded modules. Embedded modules can perform many important functions within a larger system, but one of the most important kinds of embedded modules are embedded memory systems. As with any component of a system you are designing, it is essential to consider the design and datasheet of any kind of embedded module you select, so you can ensure that you are choosing one that meets the needs of your application most efficiently. Here is a closer look at what you need to know about embedded modules and choosing one for your device.

 

Embedded Module Basics

Embedded systems can have microprocessors or microcontrollers. With an embedded system built around a microprocessor, there is a memory component built into the embedded system. Complex embedded modules with microcontrollers tend to have separate embedded memory cards. Some embedded modules are plugged into a carrier board, though others work as independent processor cards. The connections used with embedded modules vary, but PCI bus is a common choice for board-to-board connections.

 

Reasons for Using Embedded Modules

There are several advantages to using embedded modules in designs. Many designers turn to embedded modules when they determine that they can perform tasks required by an application for less expense than building a customized solution. This is especially true for devices that will be manufactured in large quantities. Choosing embedded systems rather than purchasing individual components and investing time in designing and building something to perform the same task can save considerable time and money in the long run. Embedded modules are also reliable and easy to integrate into a number of different devices.

 

Embedded Modules for Memory

When choosing an embedded module to use for memory, there are several factors to consider. One is the amount of capacity you need, while another is the size of the form factor. You should also consider whether the memory will store sensitive or critical data, and if it will be used in environments with extended temperatures or other extreme operating conditions. Considering these factors will help you select the grade of memory that is best suited to your design.

 

When choosing embedded memory modules, let Delkin help. We have a variety of options to meet the needs of industrial application designers and OEMs. Contact us today for more information or to order an engineering sample.

 

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