Industrial Grade RAM at Memorysolution

Industrial-grade RAM is optimized for the requirements of industrial environments and is characterized by fixed BOM and reliability and durability in adverse environmental conditions. Memorysolution offers a wide range of industrial grade RAM modules.

What are Industrial RAMs?

Random access memory (RAM) is a short-term memory. It provides the intermediate component between the hard disk and processors. As such, RAM is enormously important. This is because its size and speed have a direct influence on the speed of your server/computer. Learn more about how Industrial RAMs differ from Consumer RAMs below:

What Are the Distinguishing Features of Industrial RAM?

The Industrial RAMs selected by Memorysolution are specifically optimized for industrial applications and are characterized by the following factors:

-Fixed BOM (Bill of Materials)

Each manufactured memory product comes with a list of components needed to create it: both hardware elements (like controllers, flash memory chips, ...) and software elements (like the firmware version of the controller). Fixed BOM means that this list has been tested and approved in its interaction. This ensures consistent compatibility. Especially for consumer products, manufacturers often change from one batch to another in this process. For RAMs in industrial use, however, consistent compatibility is sometimes even vital (e.g. in the case of a chip installed in a pacemaker). This is because modified chips can "behave" differently and may even be incompatible.

  • Long-term availability
    Under the keyword "cutting edge technology", the consumer sector tries to bring the latest goods onto the market as quickly as possible. However, this also means that production of older products is then discontinued. While the long-term availability of memories hardly plays a role in the consumer sector, it is a key factor in memory selection in the industrial sector. Our industry experts will be happy to advise you on product selection, design-in, EOL & PCN management and much more.

  • Reliability and durability
    The industrial environment is characterized by special demands on the reliability and durability of RAMs. Especially in critical applications such as in the medical sector, in railroad technology or in aviation, it must be ensured that the solutions used can be relied on for years, even under demanding conditions. The use of selected components and ICs, which you will find at Memorysolution, guarantees exactly that. The RAMs we select meet the highest quality standards and are tested with burn-in tests during production.

  • Extended temperature range
    The topic of reliability also includes the operating temperature for which the RAMs are designed. A basic distinction is made between the following levels:

    - Standard Grade or Commercial: 0 °C to 70 °C
    - Extended Grade: -15 °C to 85 ° C
    - Industrial Grade: −40 °C to 85 °C
    - Automotive: −40 °C to 125 °C
    - Military Grade: −55 °C to 125 °C 

Especially for outdoor applications and for closed devices without external fans (such as industrial computers), it is important that you pay attention to the appropriate level when selecting your Industrial RAM. The RAMs selected by Memorysolution feature an extended temperature range to achieve outstanding reliability.

Note: But watch out! Even though the distinction presented here is the common distinction of the levels, some manufacturers "cook their own soup" here. Therefore, it is better to ask twice and, of course, always feel free to contact our experts in case of doubt.