Embedded multimedia card is a storage device, small in size. This uses a storage controller of simple structure and NAND flash memory. This product is basically designed to be compatible with the portable devices used on a daily basis, for example cell phones. In recent times, it has also been used in compatibility with sensors which connect to the Internet of Things (IoT).
The global market for EMMC is expected to increase at a substantial compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period of 2016-2022. The growing use of smartphones and the requirement for devices providing integrated memory in the mobile devices have been the market driving factors for this. Due to provision of large memories to the mobile devices owing to the flash memory technology, it has led to the expansion of the market industry for EMMC. Digital storage devices requirement and rise in expenditure in the electronics industry have added to this.
An EMMC has the controller as well as the flash memory on one integrated circuit which is in turn embedded into a mobile device, permanently. This card serves the role of a primary storage in case for portable devices such as tablets and cell phones. This is the basic storage for IoT connected sensors, extremely small in size. EMMC has been primarily used by the industry of mobile devices which applies this technology in a number of its devices including tablets, phones and notebooks. With the increase in application of IoT, the built in sensors which are responsible for the collection and return of data, carrying it to a business and organization, rely solely on this small technological product. Along with this field, EMMC has found applications in the automobile industry as well. This technology has increased usage in this field relying on the increased number of vehicles having navigation and onboard entertainment systems. The integrated circuit of EMMC has direct parallel connections with the primary circuit board of the device which the card stores data for. With the implementation of an integrated controller into this product, CPU of the device is freed from handling the placing of data into its storage as the EMMC looks into this action. This makes the CPU available for more important tasks. With the usage of flash memory technology, the entire storage which is based on integrated circuit, is capable of drawing reduced power in comparison to that of a spinning disk.
Embedded multimedia card has brought down the complexity of storage for portable devices. Due to its successful implementation, the market has gained over last few years.