Data Storage for Medical Equipment
We rely on medical instruments in the most critical conditions of our lives. There is no tolerance for malfunctioning systems. Swissbit understands these requirements and serves the medical industry with storage products that fulfill the highest quality standards.
Additionally, Swissbit’s secure storage products protect the patient's medical data against unauthorized access. Find further information in our flyer.
There is a vast array of medical applications, ranging from diagnostic instruments as MRI and CT scanners, ultrasound systems, to blood testing and dialysis machines and infusion pumps. The amount of data stored can be small, as in heart rate monitoring equipment for example, or large as in X-Ray imaging. Nonetheless there is one common aspect: qualifying and certifying components for medical use is a lengthy, expensive task and the timeline from the initial testing to volume production may extend over several years. Any requalification needs to be avoided as much as possible.
This requires storage products that have a frozen BOM and long availability for many years. The portfolio of products for medical use ranges from SD/ microSD memory cards or CF cards for handheld medical appliances, to 2.5” or M.2 SSDs with high bandwidth and capacity for medical imaging.
- Highest quality: medical treatment or diagnostic devices may not fail
- Robust design: medical systems are prone to shock, vibration, humidity, liquids, radiation
- Longevity: qualification of medical systems may take months to years. Service life is expected to be for several years, locked BOM is mandatory.
Swissbit Storage for Medical Equipment
|Medical device||Read / write intensity||Capacity demand||Storage type||Recommended series|
|Handheld diagnostics||mostly read||low||uSD, SD, e.MMC||S-45, S-45u, EM-20|
|Infusion pump||mostly read||low||uSD, SD, e.MMC||S-45, S-45u, EM-20|
|Gas monitoring||mostly read||low||uSD, SD, e.MMC, CFast||S-45, S-45u, EM-20|
|Ventilation unit||mostly read||low||uSD, SD, e.MMC, CFast||S-45, S-46, S-45u, S-46u,
|Patient monitor||mostly write||mid||SD, CFast, m.2 SSD||S-46, S-46u, F-60, X-75m2|
|Sleep monitor||mostly write||mid||uSD, SD||S-46, S-46u|
|Ultrasound monitor||mostly write||mid to high||CFast, m.2 SSD, 2.5” SSD||F-60, F-66, X-75, X-75m2|
|Configuration storage||mixed read / write||low||USB key||U-50k, U-50n, PU-50n|
|Blood testing||mostly write||mid||SD, e.MMC||S-46, S-455, EM-26|
|Remote controller||mostly write||mid||SD, e.MMC||S-46, S-455, EM-26|
|Chemical analyzer||heavy write||mid to high||m.2, 2.5” SSD||X-60, X-66, X-75,
X-60m2, X-66m2, X-75m2
|Endoscopy||heavy write||mid to high||m.2, 2.5” SSD||X-60, X-66, X-75,
X-60m2, X-66m2, X-75m2
|CT, X-Ray imaging||heavy write||very high||2.5” SSD||X-75|