Introduction

From cargo planes, ocean vessels to freight trains, reliable operations and tracking systems are critical in harsh environments for synchronized computing, system stability and real-time monitoring. Systems such as ship navigation, aviation guiding operation or railway security use high quality memory and storage solutions as components for safe operation. On-board fleet monitoring and surveillance are also operations that require memory and storage as key system components.

Challenges and Requirements

• Whether it's an Alaskan highway or trucking through the Mojave, transportation systems travel through harsh environments that have to endure extreme temperatures, humidity and dust. Fleet telematics equipment for example, including the memory, must be able to withstand and function any climatic challenge.

• When transportation or commercial transit occurs where basic infrastructure is under development, power can be interrupted. In this case, it’s important to retain transferred data so it’s not corrupted.

• On-board systems in trains or ocean vessels are often exposed to shock or vibration during transit as well as other environmental factors. Solid integration from hardware and firmware is critical for ensuring reliable operation.

SMART Modular Solutions

• SMART Modular's industrial-grade memory modules undergo stringent testing and deliver differentiated value such as high reliability and ruggedized features like 30μin gold-coated contact, underfill, conformal coating for high durability and reliability. Industrial-grade modules are offered in VLP UDIMM, VLP/ULP ECC UDIMM, ECC Mini-UDIMM and ECC VLP/ULP Mini-UDIMM, which are ideal solutions for compact systems and edge computing applications often used in transportation applications.

• SMART Modular's DuraFlash 3D NAND SSD, including 2.5" SATA, M.2 SATA, mSATA, SATA Slim, M.2 and U.2 PCIe NVMe are optimized for performance consistency in continuous duty cycles and workloads. Other differentiated features include data integrity, burn-in, industrial temperature and optimized firmware. Specifically, SMART Modular‘s DuraFlash™ M.2 SATA embedded SSDs are designed for transportation applications requiring reliable internal storage with space constraints. Optional SafeData™ power loss data protection provides the next level in data integrity and reliability.

• SMART Modular’s DuraFlash industrial memory cards, including Compact Flash (CF), SD and microSD cards, are robust and reliable solutions for solid state storage needs. Incorporating on-board error detection and correction algorithms, and static and dynamic wear-leveling techniques, SMART Modular’s memory card products ensure years of reliable operation over its product lifespan – an ideal fit for transportation applications.