@Kentj Our application uses an SD card for customers to easily configure the product, and copy configurations between product (product is an HVAC thermostat). SD cards 2Gs and under are Fat16. I initially released with Fat16 only, but the smaller SD cards are getting tough to get in the field, thus the Fat 32.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.