Telematics and infotainment systems at 100 MPH: Choosing the right storage media

Spanjer, Esther
April 2006
Portable Design;Apr2006, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p20
The article reports on telematics and infotainment device storage media. Devices for telematics should withstand high temperatures of a parked car and high levels of vibration and shocks, it should have high storage capacity, function reliably, consume minimal power and small in size. CD-ROM/DVD, micro hard disk drives and flash cards are popular due to low cost but the iPod nano changed that with the use of NAND flash. Flash's advantage is its ruggedness, can withstand environmental extremes and operates reliably.


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