The European Memory Card specialist Memory Corp has unveiled a new memory card series for use in harsh working environments. The Industrial Flash Series has Single Level Cell (SLC) technology and meets RoHS regulations.
The Industry Memory Card series can be used in mobile measuring instruments, industrial PCs, single board computers and has the capacity to act as additional memory on boards in harsh industrial environments. The new series is one of the few to come with SLC technology, which increases the number of write cycles and hence the service life of the cards. All of the new range has a 10 year manufacturers warranty.
John Rasmussen, CEO of Memory Corp, commented: We constantly strive to deliver industry leading products with the aim of solving issues raised by our customers. Harsh industrial environments can place extreme demands on memory cards, so we created the Industrial Flash series.
This new range has been developed to work with a low current consumption and has been manufactured to meet RoHS regulations. The new memory card series have storage facilities with possibly the fastest read/write speeds on the market, together with a failsafe approach to storing information. SLC technology ensures the memory cards longevity - whatever the temperature and atmospheric humidity of the working environment.
The Industrial Flash Series features different styles of memory card. The first, the Industrial SecureDigital Card has a capacity of up to 4GB, a read speed of up to 19MB/s and a write speed of 16MB/s. The card is designed for demanding industrial environments, within temperature ranges of -40oC to +85oC and can function in an atmospheric humidity of up to 95 per cent.
The second, the Industrial Linear Flash Card, has a capacity of up to 16MB, and is a proven reliable storage solution for palmtops, smart phones, PCs, PDAs and other devices with a PC card slot and will support flash cards of series I, II, 100 and 200. It can operate in a temperature range from 0oC to 70oC and is write protected to prevent deletion or overwriting of important data. Offering integral data security, it even retains information when the power supply is interrupted. Typical applications include industrial controls and embedded systems.
Finally, there is the Industrial Compact and ATA Flash. These are available with capacities of up to 4GB for Compact Flash and 8GB for ATA Flash, and are usable in temperature ranges of -40oC to +125oC . The two memory cards have been developed for use in compact systems such as industrial controls, embedded systems and mobile terminals exposed to harsh industrial conditions. Both the flash cards have read speeds of up to 7MB/s and a write speed of 5MB/s with a high data transfer rate - 8.3MB/s/ burst from card to host and 20MB/s burst from host to card.