Micron unveils the world’s first 1.5 TB microSD card

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Micron Technology, Inc. announced the world’s highest capacity microSD card with an extraordinary density of 1.5 terabytes (TB) at the Embedded World 2022 conference in Nuremberg, Germany on Tuesday.

Micron’s new i400 is the world’s first microSD card to use 176-layer 3D NAND storage technology with a focus on performance and endurance. It is specifically designed for edge storage applications with a focus on handling tasks such as high-quality continuous video recording and multiple simultaneous AI (artificial intelligence) recording events.

The US semiconductor giant says the video security market will be worth an estimated $83 billion by 2030. , or VSaaS, all require storage that can handle media-rich data.

As the world’s highest capacity microSD card, Micron’s i400 is ideally suited for edge video storage and hybrid VSaaS deployments. According to Micron, the 1.5 TB microSD card can store up to four months or 120 days of video security media locally, allowing users to optimize what data is stored in the cloud.

Furthermore, the high capacity of the world’s first microSD card eliminates the need to continuously upload data to the cloud for primary storage, a process that consumes network bandwidth and operational costs, Micron said. Treating the i400 microSD card as primary storage right up to the edge enables real-time AI analytics and faster decision making within smart cameras.

Going further, Micron’s new i400 microSD card comes with five years of high-quality 24×7 continuous recording, the ability to simultaneously process 4K video recordings, and up to eight AI events per second, such as object detection and classification. such as a license plate or facial recognition, and two million hours of mean time to failure (MTTF) rating.

In addition, the company says the cards offer 5-proof protection against water, shock, X-rays, magnets and shock, and are able to function in temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius or as high as 85 degrees Celsius (-13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit). It also meets SD3.0 and UHS-1 standards, as well as U3, Class 10, and A2 application performance.

Micron also announced that its low-power double data rate 5 (LPDDR5) DRAM has now received ISO 26262 ASIL D (Automotive Safety Integrity Level) certification, confirming it meets strict functional safety standards for automotive use.

“With edge devices generating critical insights for everything from public safety to vehicle autonomy to manufacturing operations, today’s smart applications cannot afford to compromise on latency or quality,” said Kris Baxter, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Micron’s Embedded Business Unit.

“Micron’s latest high-performance, robust solutions – our i400 microSD card for video security and automotive ASIL-D qualified LPDDR5 – will unlock new value for businesses and drive the rapid innovation needed at the intelligent edge.”

Micron’s new i400 cards are now being tested at customers including Verkada, a cloud-managed provider of corporate building security. The card will be available in 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB and 1.5 TB versions. However, there is no information from the company on when the tickets will go on sale, and there are no details on pricing yet.

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