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Facts and Specs on CF, SLC

Delkin Devices Standard Industrial CompactFlash

 

For industrial embedded applications, CompactFlash has been a go-to solution since it hit the market in 1994. Far from being dated technology, CompactFlash—or CF—remains an integral part of the embedded space. Built with SLC flash, industrial CF cards provide the ruggedness and stability needed to operate in harsh conditions and maintain data storage in the face of power outages and firmware corruption. Get the facts about CF SLC here.

 

Why has CompactFlash remained so popular?
The key to CF’s long-term popularity is its constant evolution. Today’s CF cards maintain the same robustness of their predecessors, but combine it with modern solutions. Industrial CF cards with SLC flash offer:

 

  • High-level performance.
  • SMART support to allow users to monitor their system health.
  • Controlled BOM.
  • Power loss detection.
  • ELC options.
  • Customization, including custom labels, custom settings, and additional mechanical ruggedization.

 

As with all CF products, CF SLC memory cards are easily integrated into a variety of applications across a range of industries.

 

What CF SLC options are available?

Delkin offers two dedicated SLC CF options, as well as a CF card available in either MLC or SLC. Here is a brief overview of their specs:

 

  • C400 Series CF (ELC version available)
    • 128MB to 16GB capacity
    • SLC flash
    • -40 to 85 degrees C operating temperature
    • UDMA 4
    • 40MB/s read and 30MB/s write speeds
    • > 2 million hours MTBF
    • SMART support

 

  • C500 Series CF (ELC version available)
    • 2GB to 64GB capacity
    • SLC flash
    • -40 to 85 degrees C operating temperature
    • UDMA 6
    • 60MB/s read and 30MB/s write speeds
    • > 2 million hours MTBF
    • SMART support

 

  • C670 Series CF
    • 4GB to 128GB capacity
    • SLC or MLC flash
    • -40 to 85 degrees C operating temperature
    • UDMA 7
    • 150MB/s read and 120MB/s write speeds
    • > 2 million hours MTBF
    • SMART support

 

These CF memory cards are ideal for logging critical data or as boot drives with an OS data load. If you have questions about CF SLC memory cards or customization options, contact Delkin. Industrial engineering samples are available from our website.