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The increasing demands of smart surveillance in connected cars

28th September 2017
Lanna Cooper

Data storage technology and solutions company, Western Digital has introduced its newest and highest performing industrial-grade and automotive-grade card solutions to date. Newly enhanced SanDisk Industrial and SanDisk Automotive card storage solutions provide superior endurance and reliability for commercial surveillance, intensive 'Industrial Internet of Things' (IIoT) applications and 'connected automotive' applications under extreme ambient temperatures.

With up to quadruple the read speed and more than twice the write speed of the company’s previous generation cards, they enable OEMs to push the boundaries of applications - from supporting 'smart' surveillance systems with fast in-camera analytics, to improving high definition video capture in surveying commercial drones and automotive dash cameras, to enhancing the responsiveness of automotive 3D mapping navigation systems.

SanDisk industrial SD and microSD cards
SanDisk Industrial SD and microSD cards, and SanDisk Industrial Extended Temperature SD cards (for trusted performance under extreme temperature conditions of -40 to 85oC) are built with the high endurance and reliability that is paramount in the industrial and commercial industries, enabling them to consistently manage the challenging workloads of IIoT, commercial surveillance, medical and other intensive 'connected' applications over extended periods of time.

SanDisk automotive SD card
Higher performance SanDisk Automotive SD cards are built to meet the rigorous reliability, quality and temperature demands of the automotive market. Compliant with the automotive AEC-Q100 Grade 3 standard (operating in ambient temperatures of -40 to 85oC), it enables OEMs to bring intelligent, high capacity and fast data storage to a wide array of advanced, in-vehicle applications and systems, including navigation mapping systems, data event recorders, infotainment systems and more.

Highlights and features

  • Performance: Delivers sequential reads speeds of up to 80MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 50MB/s.
  • High capacity: SanDisk Automotive SD cards, SanDisk Industrial SD cards and SanDisk Industrial Extended Temperature SD cards are offered in capacities up to 64GB. SanDisk Industrial is also available in a microSD form factor in a range of capacities, including a new, high capacity 128GB card.
  • Expanded intelligent features for OEMs: The new cards include an enhanced Health Status Monitor with expanded reporting capabilities to enable manufacturers to remotely monitor usage of the card and identify when card upgrades or replacements are needed. An automatic 'Read Refresh' feature optimises the card for compliance with strict OEM data retention specifications. Other intelligent features include OEM customisation capabilities, enhanced power protection and 'host lock' to help ensure security if the card is removed.
  • Availability: New SanDisk Industrial SD and microSD cards, and SanDisk Automotive SD cards are now sampling to OEMs worldwide. SanDisk Industrial Extended Temperature SD cards will be available in October worldwide.

These new SD and microSD cards are part of the company’s suites of industrial-grade and automotive-grade solutions optimised to address the vast data generated at the 'edge' by connected commercial and automotive applications.

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