Memory Refresh

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NVM is used in most embedded systems, but with different memory types available which is best to use and why? Michael Barrett, Managing Director of Nexus Industrial Memory, provides a brief refresher course and touches on removable NVM devices. Many factors will govern your choice of non-volatile memory (NVM) technology. These include storage capacity, the speed with which data needs…

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Lead times lengthen and prices increase

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I wanted to share a couple of thoughts on the current manufacturing and supply issues around semi-conductors. It really is a significant problem at the moment – you know it’s bad when it reaches the mainstream media; just the other day I read in The Times newspaper that a couple of UK start-ups are in danger of going out of…

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Get Your Industrial Memory Up To Form

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Various forms of malware, including the offspring of the Stuxnet worm that was written to hunt for controller hardware, are tailored to transfer via USB drive. Michael Barrett, MD of Nexus Industrial Memory, recommends the use of industrial form factor devices in all instances where the use of removable memory is essential to operations. Removable memory devices are used for…

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Serial EEPROM: Fixed in Place or Removable?

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There are many ways of incorporating this popular memory type into your embedded system, but one of the early questions to ask yourself is: permanent installation or have the ability to easily replace the EEPROM? Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (E2PROM but more commonly called EEPROM) is one of five common non-volatile memory (NVM) types. Here’s how they compare: Read…

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Enhancing Embedded Cyber Defences

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Datakey’s new CryptoAuthentication™ tokens, now available in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia from Nexus Industrial Memory.   The line comprises four products; the IAT4.5Kb, the IAX4.5Kb, the IAT10.5Kb and the IAX10.5Kb. All are ideal for embedded systems that require ‘cyber robust’ removable memory devices for applications that include the transfer of passwords (or other data needed for user…

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BRAVING THE ELEMENTS

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GB Electronics (UK) Ltd (GBE) selects Datakey® RUGGEDrive™ UFX tokens and IP67-rated UR4410IM receptacles for use in harsh environment data logging applications. Data logging in harsh environments is a challenge, especially where environmental monitoring plays an essential role in modern life. Data regarding wind speed, rainfall and temperature in different geographical locations helps meteorologists do their jobs, and data regarding…

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Why OEMs serving motorsports steer towards industrial memory

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Electronic systems tend not to like high vibration levels or G forces, but sometimes they just can’t be avoided; they’re just aspects of the harsh environments. It’s no surprise therefore that when removable industrial memory devices are used in motorsports – for quick data transfer in the pits for example – that industrial grade (test to MIL vibration specs) solutions…

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Flexxon Appoints Nexus: Easy Access to Specialist Memory for Embedded Systems

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Nexus Industrial Memory, experts in specialist memory for embedded systems,  has been appointed by Flexxon to distribute its wide range of industrial NAND flash products – which include solid-state drives (SSDs), cards, modules, standard form factor industrial removable memory devices and ICs, giving engineers easy access to specialist memory for embedded engineers – in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and…

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Standing the test of time

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Having promised to write another post sooner, time has flown by; who knew each week in UK  lockdown could feel so fleeting?! A few weeks ago I wrote about Datakey RUGGEDrive, this time it is the turn of Datakey Serial Memory. Serial memory is where it all started for Datakey and is still the core range. Is Serial Memory for you?…

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