Rugged Controlled Storage
Whether the host interface is PATA, SD, SATA or USB, Delkin Devices delivers the right storage solution for each unique Embedded or Industrial OEM application – through a wide range of form factors, flash options, capacities and customization choices. All Delkin Utility and Industrial storage products are built with a controlled BOM to ensure ongoing host compatibility and consistent performance. Understanding the criticality of life cycle management, Delkin places great emphasis on component selection to maximize life cycles and strives to reduce the inconvenience of the EOL and requalification process. When an off-the-shelf product doesn’t quite fit the bill, Delkin has a menu of customization options for standard form factors or will deliver a custom-designed storage solution. And when combined with outstanding applications, engineering and customer support, Delkin Devices’ high quality, USA-built Industrial storage products are always the right choice for Embedded and Industrial OEM applications.
PATA / CF
The Parallel ATA (PATA) interface, which evolved from IDE, was the standard hard drive interface dating from the mid 1980’s until the introduction of Serial ATA (SATA) in 2003. PATA is still the primary foundational technology in the industrial embedded space, due mainly to the large installed base of legacy hosts.
Parallel ATA Products
Secure Digital was first introduced in 1999, evolving from MultiMedia Cards (MMC), primarily as a consumer-based storage medium for the photography market. This technology has been leveraged into the industrial space due to the advantages of size, low power consumption, simplicity of integration and availability.
Secure Digital Products
Serial ATA (or SATA) was first introduced in 2003, offering several advantages over the predominant Parallel ATA (or PATA) interface, such as reduced cabling requirements, hot swapping capabilities, and most notably, faster and more efficient data transfer. First generation SATA 1.0 has a maximum data transfer rate of 1.5 Gb/s, and SATA 2.0 increased transfer rates to 3 Gb/s, while also adding Native Command Queuing (NCQ) capability.
Serial ATA Products
Since its inception in the mid-1990’s by a group of computer manufacturers, in order to connect PC’s to peripheral devices, USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become a ubiquitous interface for portable flash storage devices as well. USB 1.0 had a maximum transfer rate of 12 MB/s (Full Speed), and USB 2.0, released in 2000, increased the theoretical maximum to 480 MB/s (High Speed), although the highest achievable throughput is 35MB/s.