Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Western Digital releases storage solutions for industrial-grade AI and IoT

September 27, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

September 27, 2019 – Western Digital has introduced a portfolio of products for high-endurance storage solutions in demanding industrial, smart and advanced manufacturing environments, including a wide variety of IoT devices.

The portfolio deploys advanced, high-endurance 3D NAND in a variety of form factors to provide industrial-market solutions for systems designers of edge computing gateways, robotics, medical, inspection/surveillance and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications for industrial and IoT system designers.

The Western Digital iNAND IX EM132 EFD is the company’s first 3D NAND e.MMC built with Western Digital’s high-reliability 64-Layer 3D NAND technology for industrial and IoT devices. The iNAND IX EM132 EFD supports operating temperature ranges of -25°C to +85°C (-I) and -400C to 85°C (-XI). It extends the life of e.MMC beyond 2D NAND and provides increased capacity for industrial and consumer applications powered by advanced operating systems, sensor fusion and machine learning.

It also encompasses a rich feature set designed for intensive industrial workloads. These features include advanced health monitoring, thermal management, smart partitioning, auto and manual read refresh, robust power management and data retention exceeding JEDEC standards.


The new Western Digital Industrial IX LD342 SD and IX QD342 micro SD cards provide high endurance for OEM, distributors, resellers, integrators and industrial system designers to gain greater flexibility for emerging industrial applications. They provide capacity ranges from 16GB to 512GB and offer high endurance (3,000 P/E cycles) for a longer lifecycle.

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