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Conformal coating on DRAM modules for greater reliability and superior service life in industrial, aerospace and military applications

Innodisk, a designer and manufacturer of memory and storage products for industrial applications offers a wide range of DRAM products with conformal coatings for greater reliability, superior service life, improved performance, and reduced total cost of ownership. Innodisk DRAM modules with conformal coatings applied are protected from moisture, dust and chemical contaminants. This allows for normal operation in extreme environments, where unprotected modules would become unreliable.

Some system integrators outsource DRAM conformal coating to save on equipment and human resources.  However, Innodisk takes an extra step by integrating conformal coating into the production process, to ensure high levels of quality, and reduce repair and maintenance costs for the user.

The conformal coatings are a layer of chemicals applied to the surface of the DRAM module, to create a protective film for components. The layer thickness varies from 0.03mm up to 0.13 mm, depending on the demands of the application and the materials used. These coatings protect against moisture, contaminants, dust and acid or alkaline materials, in line with IPC-A-610 standards for electronic components. They also protect against issues caused by electrical or thermal conduction, static electricity, and heat.


Highest Quality Materials

Innodisk conformal coatings use materials from the world’s leading supplier, HumiSeal. They are then processed and applied at Innodisk’s in-house production facility. The tightly controlled QA process eliminates the chance of contamination or damage that typically occurs during third-party handling and transportation. Innodisk quality control also ensures that coatings are applied with an even thickness, and avoid excess chemical buildup.


Innodisk provides a factory warranty for conformal coated DRAM modules. In the event that the coatings are damaged in use, Innodisk is dedicated to resolving RMA issues quickly and efficiently. System integrators can consider Innodisk a one-stop shop for their DRAM products.


Reliability is an absolute requirement for industrial computers and their components when used in mission-critical applications.  Innodisk conformal coatings completely cover the surface of the DRAM modules, except for the gold conductor interface. The coatings shield the DRAM modules from harsh environmental factors and they increase the life and reliability of the entire system.


Suitable for demanding applications

Innodisk Conformal-Coated DRAM Modules are suitable for use in all applications where environmental challenges may be encountered, and reliability is critical. Applications include Defense & Aerospace, with conformal coatings that observe MIL-I-46058C standards; Outdoor Signage, where conformal-coated DRAM modules help systems withstand wind, rain and direct sunlight for real time data handling; Embedded Vehicle Applications, enabling collection and recording of event data in real time, and while keeping the user connected to the Internet of Things (IoTs); and Factory Automation, in which conformal coatings can protect the system from water sprays, airborne dust and acidic materials.


Innodisk offers a variety of materials and coating methods to suit any application, according to customer requirements.


For more information about the Innodisk’s use of conformal coatings, please visit the Innodisk website at:http://tiny.cc/innodisk_tech_coating.

Conformal Coating

Innodisk’s New Space-Saving Industrial Storage Products:nanoSSD, SuperDOM, SATA M.2 (NGFF), Peripheral Modules, and Industrial/Embedded GPUs

February 19, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Innodisk, a designer and manufacturer of memory and storage products for industrial applications, will be showcasing a wide range of new products at Embedded World 2014 in Nuremburg, Germany, from February 25 to 27 and EELive! (formerly ESC) in San Jose CA from Mar 31 to Apr 3.

Product Highlights

nanoSSD is the world’s first industrial-embedded SATA µSSD, designed according to MO-276 standards. This product has the integration of a control chip, flash memory and peripheral power components into a single BGA (ball grid array) package without sacrificing capacity and performance. It is a perfect solution for the next-generation of ultra-thin solid-state storage devices. [more info here]

SuperDOM is a combination of Innodisk’s two signature products, SATADOM and nanoSSD, to create a low profile SSD in a slim housing. SuperDOM is designed to be the next generation of SATADOM design. 

M.2 (NGFF)is ahead of the small form-factor trend, addressing design obstacles for space-sensitive IPC systems. SATA M.2(NGFF) comes in models 2242 and 2280. Type 2242 saves up to 40 percent on PCB space requirements compared to Mini PCIe.

Peripheral Modules are designed to relieve motherboard space limitations while simultaneously supporting embedded system functionality. Innodisk’s Peripheral Modules offer signal conversion flexibility. They are ideal solutions for interfacing with LANs, serial ports (USB/RS232-422-485/PCIe), storage devices, and video displays through space-efficient embedded peripheral boards. [more info here]

Conformal Coatingsare offered on our industrial DRAM modules to protect from moisture, dust, chemical contaminants and other environmental hazards. Innodisk’s applies the coatings in-house using materials from leading supplier, Humiseal. The conformal coated DRAM modules will be displayed at the booth via UV light. [more info here]

 

Aetina Industrial/Embedded Graphics Cards

Innodisk’s subsidiary Aetina will introduce its industrial graphics cards, powered by NVIDIA, AMD, and S3 processors at Innodisk’s booth. Low power consumption, high performance, compact form factors (MXM 3.0), superior service life, rugged components, and multi-monitor support are just some of the benefits of using Aetina cards.  They are suitable for military, transportation, medical imaging, and general industrial video applications. For more information visit www.aetina.com.tw

 

New customers and current partners are invited to visit Innodisk an upcoming tradeshow.  Check out the list here.

 

Read more about Embedded World 2014 at: http://www.embedded-world.de/en/

Read more about EELive! at: http://www.eeliveshow.com/sanjose/

©2014, Innodisk USA Corporation

42996 Osgood Road

Fremont, CA 94539

510-770-9421

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Join us at EELive! Booth 2018, to see our line of Industrial Embedded Storage Products - perfectly tailored for any embedded system.

From NBC News

Winners, Losers in Pentagon’s New Budget

by Jane Wells

As the Pentagon outlined its proposed budget Monday afternoon, some clear winners and losers emerged.

Winners: Companies and communities around big defense programs such as the F-35 multi-role fighter.

Losers: Companies and communities around military bases, especially those that may face closure.

The Defense Department had to make tough choices — and for the spending cuts to take effect, they must pass through a bitterly divided Congress during an election year. Still, the proposals presented by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel give some indication of what may be to come.

Holders of U.S. defense stocks, at least, expressed relief that the budget appeared to spare most major arms manufacturers. Shares of Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon all hit 52-week highs Monday.

The Pentagon remains committed to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive defense program in history. Hagel also wants to stay on track with a new bomber program for which Lockheed and Boeing may submit bids, as well as the new air refueling tanker, built by Boeing.

The Pentagon is also choosing the more expensive Global Hawk unmanned system over the less expensive but older U2, a clear win for Northrop Grumman. “Over the last several years, DoD has been able to reduce the Global Hawk’s operating costs,” Hagel told reporters.

The Pentagon also wants to invest $1 billion in next-generation jet engine technology. “This new funding will also help ensure a robust industrial base — itself a national strategic asset,” he said.

The entire fleet of A-10 aircraft will be retired, closing a long run for the air-to-ground attack plane. The Air Force will also reduce the number of Predators and Reapers it buys, after a long run in Iraq and Afghanistan by the unmanned aerial vehicles built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

As much as Lockheed Martin has won with continued support of the F-35, it loses with the Navy. Both Lockheed and General Dynamics make variants of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), which has been the subject of controversy over its cost and performance.

"I am concerned that the Navy is relying too heavily on the LCS to achieve its long-term goals for ship numbers," said Hagel, affirming plans to stop buying any ships beyond the 32 already agreed to.

While thousands of Americans working on these major programs through contracts will continue to have work, it is a different story for military personnel. Half of all defense spending goes to pay and benefits, which have risen 40 percent more than the private sector since the “war on terror” began in 2001.

Active duty military personnel levels will be reduced 13 percent, with the biggest cuts to the Army, losing at least 70,000 soldiers. Other changes are already under way. For example, newly commissioned Marine officers are waiting months without pay before beginning at The Basic School in Quantico, Va.

As for salaries, the Pentagon is still proposing a raise for troops next fiscal year, but a small one, only 1 percent, while pay will be frozen for top military brass. Base commissaries, which receive $1.4 billion in government subsidies to keep prices low, will lose $1 billion of that. Housing allowances, which have been 100 percent, will be reduced to 95 percent.

And while there are no hard figures on how much active duty and retired personnel will have to pay for health care deductibles and co-pays, “We will ask retirees and some active-duty family members to pay a little more,” Hagel said.

Exempt from this will be those retired due to medical reasons, along with their families, as well as survivors of those killed on active duty. Current retirement benefits, generally considered very generous, are not being changed for now.

If Congress approves the changes — and that’s a big if — it will mean fewer people in the military with a little less spending power, and that will affect businesses and communities around military bases, which depend on them.

For some, military bases will disappear altogether. The Pentagon wants Congress to begin another round of base closings in 2017. Already some communities are worried.

"This concern comes natural to Texas, home to 15 military installations that keep 250,000 military and civilian employees in paychecks, for an estimated $149 billion in economic activity," reported the San Antonio Express-News last month.

First published February 24th 2014, 2:05 pm

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/military-spending-cuts/winners-losers-pentagons-new-budget-n37626

Professional Technical Support Benefits Long-Term Project Cooperation

Innodisk Products Used: mSATA SLC

 

The Situation

Longevity of support is a major concern for the industrial market. Innodisk’s reputation for industrial grade quality means buyers can be assured of reliability, top-notch warranty, and excellent technical support. Our in-house firmware team’s experiences, along with well-established relationships with motherboard Suppliers in Taiwan, help us to provide long term technical support. These advantages are especially helpful for applications with dynamic requirements over a longer period of time, such as the medical industries need to lock BOM.

One of our European customers is focused on developing a solution for medical device integration, and has adopted our mSATA SLC 16GB product into their medical tablet. Since Governments often mandate regulations to protect patient privacy, data security functions are of the highest priority. These regulations often determine very specific requirements from our customers, such as designing commands to “erase data when a password fails over 5 times”, or “lock the device when an unauthorized remove occurs”.

When working with our firmware team, our customers feel like they have an exclusive technical support team on staff. Innodisk’s ability to leverage our deep relationships with motherboard suppliers also aid our customers in achieving big wins for their business.

The Solution

Innodisk stands by our Absolute Service pledge, to provide professional engineering support to customers during their design, testing, and system support phases. Our team’s support covers the entire system integration process, including firmware and hardware customization.

The Payoff

Exclusive technical support takes the stress off of our customers when they are faced with intricate Governmental regulations. Our ability to customize hardware and firmware make us an ideal collaborator, as solutions that fit precise specifications can lead to savings in money and time for the customer.

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Copyright 2014, Innodisk USA Corporation

510-770-9421

42996 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA 94539, USA

usasales@innodisk.com

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AdvanPOS Opens New Markets for POS Thanks to Innodisk SSD Technology

Innodisk Products Used: EverGreen 2.5”SSD & EverGreen SATASlim

 

The Situation

With a rising demand for POS systems to be used in environments traditionally thought too exposed to the elements, AdvanPOS needed a solution to allow their systems to work in a wider variety of harsh environments as well as to increase overall product reliability.

The Solution

The implementation of Innodisk’s EverGreen SSDs, which have a wide operating temperature range and no moving parts, allowed AdvanPOS to offer POS systems that are reliable in extreme environments. Additionally, their disk monitoring software, iSMART, helped to prevent AdvanPOS’ customers from losing valuable data.

The Payoff

Innodisk works together with its partners to help them bring innovative POS technology to new environments, new markets, and new customers. With the reliability of SSDs, backed by Innodisk’s quality control and monitoring software, POS technology comes closer to customers, wherever they are.

What Our Partner Has to Say:

“Hard drive failure has always been the biggest reason for product malfunctions.  Innodisk SSDs have a longer lifespan, nearly three times that of a traditional hard drive.  Our clients are happier, as their systems last longer.”

- Alcott Huang, Supervisor of R&D Division, AdvanPOS

For more info, contact us at usasales@innodisk.com

Quick response aids thin client suppliers, increases profits

Innodisk Products Used: mSATA SLC

The Situation

Our partners in the semi-industrial marketplace often have needs that rapidly change as a project progresses. Flexible lead time and responses from their vendors are crucial to achieving business goals. One such partner adopted the Innodisk mSATA SLC Flash as an OS system storage device, to be housed within their thin client product. From our collaboration, they hoped their chances to close major deals from calls to bid would increase.

The challenge for many of our customers in this industry is that their pricing and purchasing needs are not easily predicted. They must follow market trends as tightly as possible to ensure that their products are as competitive as those within the consumer market. Also, they often need to customize specific functions in their hardware for industrial grade needs.

Flexible lead time: Our partner needed a counterpart that could support them when their order needed to be rushed; they had a tight deadline for shipment of their end-product. They needed our parts to be shipped within 3 days of ordering. Our factory, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, was confident that they could meet the tighter delivery deadline.

Professional customization: Innodisk’s products are backed by our in-house firmware team, who can be trusted to tailor our products for thin client applications in a short amount of time. Our partner wanted for their thin client to delay a few seconds in response to the host’s command. Our firmware team designed and executed the customized requirement in two weeks after we got enough information of partner’s platform.

The Payoff

Semi-industrial partners need quick responses and products with customized requirements delivered under tight circumstances. With our flexibility and thought leadership in the technology field, Innodisk is able to aid our partners in closing deals, and positively affect their business growth.

The Solution

Innodisk’s team and facilities are flexible, and able to accommodate unexpected changes to a project. We are committed to meeting deadlines, even during the holidays. Our firmware team always provides professional support in a reasonable timeframe. We view our customer relationships as collaborative; we are happy to adjust our products to the scope of a client’s project, pending their requirements and specifications.

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Copyright 2014, Innodisk USA Corporation

510-770-9421

42996 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA 94539, USA

usasales@innodisk.com

Conformal coating on DRAM modules for greater reliability and superior service life in industrial, aerospace and military applications

February 12, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Innodisk, a designer and manufacturer of memory and storage products for industrial applications offers a wide range of DRAM products with conformal coatings for greater reliability, superior service life, improved performance, and reduced total cost of ownership. Innodisk DRAM modules with conformal coatings applied are protected from moisture, dust and chemical contaminants. This allows for normal operation in extreme environments, where unprotected modules would become unreliable.

Some system integrators outsource DRAM conformal coating to save on equipment and human resources.  However, Innodisk takes an extra step by integrating conformal coating into the production process, to ensure high levels of quality, and reduce repair and maintenance costs for the user.

The conformal coatings are a layer of chemicals applied to the surface of the DRAM module, to create a protective film for components. The layer thickness varies from 0.03mm up to 0.13 mm, depending on the demands of the application and the materials used. These coatings protect against moisture, contaminants, dust and acid or alkaline materials, in line with IPC-A-610 standards for electronic components. They also protect against issues caused by electrical or thermal conduction, static electricity, and heat.


Highest Quality Materials

Innodisk conformal coatings use materials from the world’s leading supplier, HumiSeal. They are then processed and applied at Innodisk’s in-house production facility. The tightly controlled QA process eliminates the chance of contamination or damage that typically occurs during third-party handling and transportation. Innodisk quality control also ensures that coatings are applied with an even thickness, and avoid excess chemical buildup.


Innodisk provides a factory warranty for conformal coated DRAM modules. In the event that the coatings are damaged in use, Innodisk is dedicated to resolving RMA issues quickly and efficiently. System integrators can consider Innodisk a one-stop shop for their DRAM products.


Reliability is an absolute requirement for industrial computers and their components when used in mission-critical applications.  Innodisk conformal coatings completely cover the surface of the DRAM modules, except for the gold conductor interface. The coatings shield the DRAM modules from harsh environmental factors and they increase the life and reliability of the entire system.


Suitable for demanding applications

Innodisk Conformal-Coated DRAM Modules are suitable for use in all applications where environmental challenges may be encountered, and reliability is critical. Applications include Defense & Aerospace, with conformal coatings that observe MIL-I-46058C standards; Outdoor Signage, where conformal-coated DRAM modules help systems withstand wind, rain and direct sunlight for real time data handling; Embedded Vehicle Applications, enabling collection and recording of event data in real time, and while keeping the user connected to the Internet of Things (IoTs); and Factory Automation, in which conformal coatings can protect the system from water sprays, airborne dust and acidic materials.


Innodisk offers a variety of materials and coating methods to suit any application, according to customer requirements.


For more information about the Innodisk’s use of conformal coatings, please visit the Innodisk website at:http://tiny.cc/innodisk_tech_coating.

Conformal Coating

About Innodisk

Innodisk is a designer, manufacturer and solution provider of enterprise-class SSDs and other flash storage products as well as DRAM for the enterprise, industrial, embedded, cloud, military & aerospace, transportation, medical equipment, communications & networking and gaming industries. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with engineering support and sales teams in China, Europe, Japan, and the United States, Innodisk is able to support clients globally. With abundant experience and an unrivaled knowledge of the memory industry, Innodisk develops products with excellent quality, remarkable performance, great cost-efficiency, and the highest reliability. For more information about Innodisk, please visit http://www.innodisk.com/