Storage // Memory

What is an Industrial microSD Card?

By Edward Chow - 2016-11-08

By definition, edge computing is pushing the frontier of computing applications, data, and services away from centralized nodes to the logical extremes of a network. It enables analytics and knowledge generation to occur at the source of the data ( This approach requires leveraging resources that may not be continuously connected to a network and as such needs a storage mechanism that specifically engineered to meet the ever-growing demand for capturing hours of data. For example, current SD cards in automotive are used to capture video from the various external cameras.  In the future, the role of the SD cards in cars could potentially be expanded to capture video plus telemetry data in case of accidents and/or theft.

Another example of storing content at the edge is the footage recorded by surveillance cameras. The footage captured can prove incredibly valuable, especially in times of crisis, and reliable memory solutions are crucial in keeping that information securely stored. Micron’s industrial microSD cards have the capacity, long life cycle, and durability required to keep precious data well-protected.  The cards a specifically designed for:

  • Endurance: specifically engineered to meet the ever-growing demand for capturing hours of security video (24/7 recording for 3 years)**
  • Reliability: as measured by mean time to failure (MTTF). In many industrial applications, a microSD may not be easily accessible, so microSD longevity is an important factor. Typical standard SSDs have an MTTF of 1.0 to 1.5 million hours, whereas industrial microSDs meet a stricter quality standard for MTTF with 3 million hours.
  • Product Longevity – available for extended roadmaps to meet the needs of your long-lifecycle products.

To learn more about Micron’s microSD cards visit our Memory Cards page.

** Based on cameras tested, may vary

Bruce Franklin

Edward Chow

Edward Chow is the senior product line manager in Micron’s Embedded Business Unit. He has worked in various applications engineering and marketing roles in the flash memory industry for over 20 years. Chow holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from University of California, Davis.