The Striking Contrast Between IoT and IIoT SSDs

A shift is underway in data storage for Industrial IoT (IIoT) designs—away from traditional approaches, and toward full, integrated solutions dedicated to storing, computing, controlling, connecting, and protecting critical information. These solutions address needs...

CompactFlash Lives!

We all remember those CompactFlash (CF) cards that came with our digital cameras.  Well, in the industrial-embedded world, CF storage is a whole different animal.  Rugged, industrial-grade CF is still a perfect format for many industrial-embedded applications, across...

Virtium Flies Higher with Compliance to Aerospace Standards

The aerospace industry continues to expand dramatically and has become an increasingly significant part of Virtium’s business.  Our customers in aerospace are understandably demanding and exacting in their needs for powerful, secure and reliable solid-state storage...

Our New DDR4 32GB…

It goes without saying that embedded-system designers want the full complement of memory features in the systems they develop: maximum capacity, reliability, durability, small footprint, and cost-effectiveness. It can be a balancing act, however; sometimes one or more...

Taking Measure on SSD Integrity

Anyone following the storage-industry news lately has observed there’s attention on SSD speeds, capacities, form factors, and other commonly referenced metrics. Those characteristics are all well and good for many applications in which data isn’t generally considered...

Power Fail Protection Considerations for MLC and SLC SSDs

SSD power fail protection is essential to retain critical data in the event of a power failure. The power fail protection challenge is more significant in MLC designs than SLC because of a phenomenon known as “paired page writes.”  When an SSD writes to MLC NAND...