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Embedded systems are widely used in daily life but easily overlooked. As the name suggests, embedded devices are integrated into or onto a larger system. The key challenges for embedded applications are spatial constraints and reliability; the former may require fitting into a compact space, while the latter may mean ensuring the system can continue to work reliably under extreme conditions.
Breaking the spatial limit
Transcend’s memory solutions come in a variety of form factors to accommodate the stringent spatial constraints of systems using embedded applications. Such systems include, but are not limited to, Computer on Modules (COMs), System on Modules (SOMs), industrial tablets, industrial PCs, vehicular PCs, road surveillance recording systems, industrial control systems, medical equipment, and POS terminals. Though compact, all of Transcend’s memory products meet rigorous standards for stability, compatibility, and performance.
Operating reliably in harsh environments
Embedded applications are often exposed to environments where temperatures are extreme. Continuous operation, leading to high thermal stress, is often part and parcel of industrial applications. Scenarios include automated factories or road surveillance systems that require long-term, direct exposure to sunlight or snow. Transcend’s Wide Temperature and Thermal Sensor technologies are there to address these issues. Moreover, Anti-Sulfur modules may be used in harsh environments where sulfur is present in high concentrations, preventing sulfur buildup from resulting in abnormal operations.
Transcend's SATA III 6Gb/s MSA452T mSATA SSD delivers blazing-fast performance, long-term reliability, and high cost-effectiveness. Featuring DRAM cache for fast access and state-of-the-art 96-layer 3D NAND flash, the MSA452T is fully tested to guarantee reliability in mission-critical applications, boasting an endurance rating of 3K Program/Erase cycles.
Ideal high-speed, lightweight, and shockproof replacement for traditional rotating hard drives, Transcend’s SSD425K/I has a wide operating temperature, allowing sustained functionality and reliability in extreme temperatures. It also features a SATA III 6Gb/s interface and a powerful controller, as well as a power shield embedded to prevent data loss in the event of sudden power outage.
Transcend’s CF220I Industrial Temp CompactFlash cards are specifically designed for industrial use and mission-critical applications. Besides featuring excellent temperature flexibility, it also has enhanced S.M.A.R.T. function for durability and security command.
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