Facts about the SMART Industrial Grade Compact Flash CF Card
Compact Flash has been a leader in flash storage since 1994, when it was first introduced to the market. Since then, it has become a highly sought after and widely used form of flash memory in both consumer and industrial grade applications. SMART industrial grade compact flash CF cards combine the reliability of industrial flash storage with self-monitoring SMART technology to add an extra layer of protection for industrial operations. These popular memory cards are compatible with a wide range of embedded flash storage requirements, which is why engineers and OEMs go back to them again and again. Is a SMART industrial grade CF card be the best fit for your application? Here is a look at the facts.
Industrial grade CF cards are strong enough for rugged environments.
Applications that have to work in environments in which there are extreme temperatures or other demanding conditions can’t run the risk of skimping on storage reliability. Industrial grade CF cards can survive in these conditions without loss of function. They are suitable for use in temperatures as low as -40 degrees C and as high as 85 degrees C. Customized shock and vibration testing mean that designers can feel confident about their CF cards’ reliability in their applications’ specific operating systems.
SMART technology monitors CF card functioning.
SMART, or Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, can be integrated into industrial grade CF cards to add an additional layer of data protection. SMART continually monitors the operations of the flash memory and provides alerts if any problems are detected that could compromise data storage. With this system in place, engineers will receive a warning if memory is reaching capacity or if any errors are occurring so that the CF card can be pre-emptively replaced before any serious problems happen with an application in the field.
Industrial grade CF cards come in a variety of formats.
One of the biggest benefits of CF cards is that they come in a range of capacities, from 126MBs of storage up to 128GB. This allows developers to get the exact amount of storage they need for their applications while managing costs. CF cards are easily customizable as well, so they can be tailored specifically to meet the needs of a host application. Customization is available for conformal coating, serialization, image loading, content loading, and much more.
Delkin provides SMART industrial-grade CF cards for embedded applications with critical storage needs. Contact our product team with your questions about CF cards and other flash storage options.