Introduction

From small industrial components deployed in automation systems to large equipment used for oil drilling, project operations are asked to provide precise instructions, occasionally in harsh environments. Therefore, it is critical to maintain the accuracy of data output in addition to maintaining continuous, stable operating performance.

Challenges and Requirements

• As tasks in industrial applications are becoming more complex in nature, they still require high capacity performance, reliable computing to handle light to heavy workloads with work cycles that vary from hours to around the clock.

• Access to systems that operate in harsh environments is sometimes difficult, so it’s important to design a durable system in place – one that has a long operating life and can withstand a variety of environmental conditions.

• Most data generated from industrial applications are high-value and sensitive, requiring specific safeguards to access as well as securing the data. It is important to build a storage solution with a small footprint to fit in space-constrained locations, while providing reliability, power-efficiency and unbreakable data encryption security.

SMART Modular Solutions

• SMART's DuraMemory DRAM offerings include multiple form factors from LRDIMM, RDIMM, UDIMM, SO-DIMM, Mini-DIMM, XRDIMM and MIP with stable performance across typical industrial temperature range. Additional features, such as memory module burn-in, 30μin gold-coated contacts, underfill, conformal coating, anti-sulfur resistors and retention clips, are the features that differentiate SMART Modular’s rugged, industrial memory modules. Known for long-life stability and reliable computing, they are preferred by designers for high-intensity industrial workloads.

• SMART's DuraFlash 3D NAND SSDs, including 2.5" SATA, M.2 SATA, mSATA, SATA Slim, SATA DOM, M.2 and U.2 PCIe NVMe modules, are designed for intensive workloads as well as cost-sensitive applications.

• SMART’s DuraFlash BGA NVMe SSDs provide small embedded systems with fast access and reliable PCIe NVMe storage crafted for high-performance, light weight and mission-critical industrial applications.