Memory

DuraMemory expanded with dimm retention device

9th February 2021
Alex Lynn

SMART Modular Technologies has expanded its DuraMemory product line with the introduction of SMART ARC (Anti-vibration Retention Clamp), a locking retention device designed specifically to secure memory modules used in harsh operating environments that require the utmost stabilisation in the field.

The benefits of SMART ARC include:

  • Utilises a highly-efficient design that reinforces the attachment of the memory module to a variety of embedded computing motherboard types.
  • Compatible with industry standard single board computers (SBCs), thus eliminating the need for custom system designs.
  • Easy-to-use and cost-effective method that provides an exact-fit solution to meet the most ruggedised application requirements.
  • Provides all the advantages of using memory modules instead of soldered-down DRAMs for rugged applications, enabling maximum memory density while allowing for memory removal and replacement if needed.

Arthur Sainio, director of DRAM product marketing at SMART Modular Technologies, said: “With the continued exponential growth of data driving the need for more memory, using down-board DRAMs in systems exposed to high-vibration is not feasible anymore.” 

Sainio added that SMART ARC will benefit designers as well as end customers: “SMART ARC provides a cost-effective and reliable way for design engineers to increase memory content in demanding applications by using modules with confidence, knowing that the modules will stay secured to the board and function reliably for their customers’ applications.”

SMART ARC is compatible with SMART’s line of DuraMemory DRAM products plus it is available for DIMMs and SODIMMs. SMART Modular supports specific customer application requirements depending on module type and socket type. Based on SMART Modular’s vibration and shock qualification study, modules using SMART ARC are able to pass the high bar 30G shock level requirement for certain defense and government applications. 

SMART Modular’s new SMART ARC locking devices are available today and sold as kits with an extensive line of DDR4 memory modules including VLP RDIMMs up to 64GB and standard SODIMMs up to 32GB. SMART Modular offers industrial grade modules (-40 to +85°C) which are able to add DRAM underfill for extremely harsh operating environments.

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