microSD Cards / 38476
38476 16 GB microSD Flash aMLC Memory Card
Reliably Store Data for Transport
Evaluate stored data at the office
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The 38476 is a 16 GB microSD flash-memory card designed for use in harsh conditions often presented by environmental and industrial applications in which customers require higher reliability, endurance, and performance but also seek a cost-effective solution to meet budget-planning requirements.These applications include the following:

  • Industrial PCs
  • Medical imaging devices
  • Automotive IVI systems
  • Drive recorders
  • Surveillance systems
  • Transportation/navigation
  • Test and measurement
  • Mobile/handheld computers
  • Automation

The card uses multi-level cell advancedMLC (aMLC) memory, which aids in its ability to operate over wide temperature ranges, consume less power, and provide a reliable data-storage medium through more read-write cycles.

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Benefits and Features

  • aMLC (advancedMLC technology/1-bit per cell) NAND flash
  • Advanced wear-leveling algorithm
  • Bad block managmeent
  • Read Disturb Protector-AutoRefresh technology to ensure data integrity during read operation
  • Enhanced F/W algorithm to minimize the risk of a sudden power-off
  • Waterproof, dustproof, shock-resistant, and ESD-resistant
  • Highly reliable to pass environmental tests (bend, torque, salt spray, and solar radiation)
  • Secure Erase firmware commands
  • System-in-Package (SiP) manufacturing process


Detailed Description

With its advanced firmware algorithm, aMLC technology manipulates traditional MLC flash two bits each cell into one bit for improved performance. These performance improvements include overall upgrades, 13X endurance, 1.5X write performance, and 5X data retention improvement compared with traditional MLC cards. Moreover, aMLC memory is suitable for intensive write applications because of its increased endurance (40K P/E cycles) and enhanced write speed. In addition, aMLC memory is a reliable solution for read applications because of its faster read performance and Read Disturb Protector–AutoRefresh technology that simultaneously ensures the integrity of the data.

The aMLC memory cards pass a series of power-cycling tests and a thorough evaluation process. Each aMLC card undergoes a production-level burn-in test before it is shipped to customers.


Card Type microSD, industrial
Storage Capacity 16 GB
Memory Type advanced multi-level cell (aMLC)
Operating Temperature Range -40° to +85°C
Dimensions 1.65 x 1.14 x 0.18 cm (0.65 x 0.45 x 0.07 in.)
Weight 22.68 g (0.05 lb)


Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.

Data Loggers

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Distributed Data Acquisition

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Card Format

The 38476 is formatted as FAT32; our contemporary data loggers require this format for the card to work as expected.