Delkin Blog

FAQs about CompactFlash Memory Cards

Industrial CompactFlash

 

CompactFlash—also called CF—is one of the most widely recognized flash storage cards available today. It’s also one of the earliest entries into the memory card market and remains one of the most popular. It has far-reaching applications, from commercial devices to industrial-grade uses in everything from gaming to power, energy, and automation. If you’re considering using CF memory cards for your systems, here are the answers to some questions you may have.

 

Why are CF memory cards so widely used?

The reason for the continued popularity of CF memory cards is simple: they are durable and reliable. CF memory cards are designed to maintain the integrity of data even in the face of a power loss and can operate reliably, even in hostile environments. They are highly customizable and available in a variety of sizes to suit a multitude of needs.

 

CF memory cards have also done extremely well at keeping up with the changing demands of users. Today’s CF memory cards have the best performance capabilities ever available in CompactFlash, and they offer thoroughly modern features, including SMART support so engineers can monitor and troubleshoot drives before minor problems become major ones.

 

Who is using CF memory cards?

Thanks to the easy customization of CF cards, users ranging from everyday consumers all the way to industrial-grade engineers are using them in devices and drives. CF memory cards are relied upon for demanding, industrial applications in fields such as:

  • Transportation
  • Automation
  • Healthcare
  • Digital Signage
  • Aerospace
  • Embedded Computing
  • Infotainment

 

Because of the wide range of capacities and speeds, CF memory cards are able to easily deliver customer-specific performance.

 

Are CF memory cards industrial grade?

Industrial-grade CF memory cards are available. These cards have SLC flash and are available in capacities ranging from 64MB to 16GB. They are rugged enough to operate in conditions ranging from -40 degrees to 85 degrees C without loss of performance. They are also SMART-compatible, so performance can constantly be evaluated without the need to disrupt function. ELC is also available.

 

Most importantly for industrial users, industrial CF memory cards are available with a controlled BOM. This provides engineers and tech project managers with confidence that they will not encounter any changes to essential components of the memory card until the parts numbers are changed. Furthermore, advance notice is provided before any parts number change to allow for final purchasing to be made, so any necessary transitions are seamless.

 

Delkin’s product team is available to answer your questions about industrial CF memory cards. You can also head to our website for tech spec downloads and sample requests.

 

Contact

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related Posts

Delkin Applications
Top Reasons for Industrial Flash Storage Use in Transportation Applications

  Many modes of transportation including motor vehicles, trains, and aircraft use industrial flash storage...

Life Cycle Management
Technical Success Story: Program/Erase Cycles and SMART Commands

  A challenge faced by application engineers is the concept of balancing reliability and industrial...

Utility+ msata
Solid State Flash Drive SATA

  A solid state flash drive SATA is an SSD that uses the SATA interface....

A Look at Legacy Electronics Memory

  Although conventional wisdom dictates using the newest technology possible, it is not always feasible...

Write Protection

  Purpose of Write Protection Write protection is a feature on flash storage cards and other...

Flash Storage Interface- NAND vs. NVMe

  NAND vs. NVMe- The need for data storage capacity and speed in industrial applications...

Technical Success Stories: Industrial Flash Storage Customization

  “One-size-fits-all does not work for our embedded/industrial high capacity application. Flash storage customization is...

A Look at microSD Memory Suppliers

  Are you looking for reliable, rugged storage for a device used in industrial operating...

Industrial Flash Storage in Flight Data Recorders

Flight data recorders are a key component of aviation safety. Information gleaned from flight...

Technical Success Story: Locked BOM Maximizes Performance and Speed

  A locked BOM, or bill of materials, is one of the key advantages to...