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Apacer launches ‘first’ memory module to meet specific aviation standard

Apacer, a manufacturer of industrial-grade memory, has released the XR-DIMM.

The company says the new rugged memory module is the first on the market to meet the standards of the US RTCA DO-160G test, an aviation equipment certification that marks the XR-DIMM as resistant to high levels of vibration and therefore “ideal for defense and aeronautical applications”.

Since 2018, Apacer has been manufacturing DDR4 XR-DIMM modules with rugged stability in mind.

Though previous models have been compliant with MIL-STD-810G, this new module is the first to be proven compliant with the US RTCA DO-160G standard, making it the ideal choice for manufacturers who need reliable operation through extreme vibration and shock.

Many defense, rail transit and in-vehicle systems worldwide still rely on standard memory modules.

However, forward-looking manufacturers know Apacer’s XR-DIMM modules offer significant improvements on reliability, with additions including 300-pin connectors and mounting holes to keep components in place.

This allows the XR-DIMM to remain steady even when vehicles encounter uneven roads, powerful winds, or violent waves and to deliver stable performance.

As a well-established manufacturer in Taiwan, Apacer benefits from access to a booming aviation industry.

According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, the total output value of Taiwan’s aviation industry grew 11 per cent in 2018 to almost $4 billion.