Western Digital Enables Industry 4.0 Transition With High-Endurance Storage Solutions for Industrial-Grade AI, ML and IoT Applications
Smart Factories and IoT Devices Benefit from Reliable, Low-Power Storage Solutions Built to Thrive in Varied Environments
Western Digital’s portfolio of industrial-grade storage solutions offers the high endurance and low power needed for Industry 4.0 smart factory environments and Internet of Things(IoT) devices, some that make up the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
- The company’s removable storage solutions are ideal for a wide range of industrial devices that operate in extreme environments faced with elevated temperatures, humidity and vibration.
- iNAND® IX EM132 EFD is Western Digital’s first e.MMC EFD built specifically for industrial and IoT devices with the company’s high-reliability 64-layer 3D NAND technology.
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Western Digital Industrial-Grade iNAND e.MMC, SD and microSD cards (Graphic: Business Wire)
Industry 4.0 and Industrial Storage
The fourth wave of the industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0, connects industrial devices and allows companies to utilize networked data from IoT devices, and computer-controlled systems. Applying AI and ML to this data helps create fully-automated smart factories, smart cities and more.
“As more industrial applications and devices apply AI and ML algorithms to get real-time actionable insights, the need for versatile and durable storage solutions increases,” said
“Industry 4.0 is all about being digitally enabled and data driven,” said
Western Digital’s First 64-layer 3D NAND e.MMC Built for Industrial and IoT Markets
- Advanced health monitoring
- Thermal management
- Smart partitioning
- Auto and manual read refresh
- Robust power management
- Data retention that meets JEDEC standards
“The Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things power mission-critical applications that require high reliability. A high-quality storage solution combined with a high-quality programming process for these devices during manufacturing is critical to the overall performance of the application,” said
High-Endurance SD and microSD Cards for Industrial and IoT Markets
The new Western Digital Industrial IX LD342 SD and IX QD342 micro SD cards provide high endurance for OEM, distributors, resellers, integrators and industrial system designers to gain greater flexibility for emerging industrial applications:
- Utilizes Western Digital’s latest 3D NAND technology
- Provides capacity ranges from 16GB to 512GB
- Offers high endurance (3,000 P/E cycles) for a longer lifecycle
- Includes a card health monitor that provides the ability to gauge the remaining endurance and proactively service the card if needed or desired
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This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including the expected availability, benefits, capabilities, capacity, performance and/or other features of the Western Digital IX LD342 SD card, IX QD342 microSD cards as well as an iNAND IX EM132 branded products. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate including, among others: changes to specifications from standards organizations, volatility in global economic conditions; business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; our development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; risks associated with acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company's filings with the
T. Peter Andrew
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corporation