Data Integrity for Critical Applications
Since its inception in the mid-1990’s by a group of computer manufacturers, in order to connect PC’s to peripheral devices, USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become a ubiquitous interface for portable flash storage devices as well. USB 1.0 had a maximum transfer rate of 12 MB/s (Full Speed), and USB 2.0, released in 2000, increased the theoretical maximum to 480 MB/s (High Speed), although the highest achievable throughput is 35MB/s. USB 3.0 further increased the hypothetical data rate to 5 Gb/s (Super Speed) when introduced in 2008, while maintaining backward compatibility to the 2.0 standard and reducing power consumption.
The USB interface offers the benefit of hot-swap capability, not requiring a system re-boot when installing or removing devices, which makes portable USB flash drives (also called thumb drives) an ideal method for transferring data between systems. Computers can also boot from USB mass storage devices, which led to the development of the Embedded USB drive or eUSB form factor, which uses a 10- pin header instead of the standard Type A connector.
Delkin manufactures industrial grade removable USB drives and eUSB devices for applications requiring high endurance and the ability to survive extreme environmental conditions.
USB EMBEDDED DRIVE
The Embedded USB, or eUSB, form factor continues to be popular as a boot drive for industrial applications, due to the small size, ease of integration and mechanical ruggedness.
USB FLASH DRIVE
While low cost commercial USB flash drives are readily available on the market, Delkin Devices offers a line of portable USB drives in a variety of flash, capacity and form factor options to meet the unique needs of industrial applications.