Delkin Blog

Industrial CF Cards Used in Broadcast Equipment and Drive Recorders

 

Industrial CF cards provide powerful storage in a familiar and highly compatible format. CF cards have long been a popular storage tool in digital cameras for consumer users, and the capacity and ease of use they provide have made them popular in industrial applications as well. For example, you will find these storage cards being used in a variety of applications, from infotainment and gaming to embedded computing. They are particularly popular in broadcast equipment and drive recorders. Here is a look at how industrial CF cards are being used in broadcast equipment and drive recorders.

 

CF Card Basics

 CF stands for CompactFlash. It was first introduced to the market in 1994, making it one of the first flash memory cards available. Since then, it has been updated multiple times in order to keep up with technological advances. That includes transitioning from NOR flash memory to NAND flash technology. NAND quickly became the go-to option for flash technology after flash storage devices started becoming more common, since it can hold larger amounts of data than NOR flash.

 

The flash on CF cards is non-volatile storage, which means that it does not need power in order for data to be saved. If the power is turned off, the stored information remains safe, which provides the superior level of data security required for industrial applications.

 

Broadcast Equipment and Drive Recorders

 There are a few reasons why CF cards are popular for broadcast equipment and drive recorders and are often preferred for these technologies over other flash memory options. One is the inherent strength of CF cards. The shock rating of CF cards is higher than other kinds of memory—and industrial grade CF cards are even more robust. For equipment like broadcast gear and recorders that can easily be jostled or dropped, having a CF card for data storage means that the risk of damage that could interfere with recorded data is much lower.

 

If you’re looking for flash memory for broadcast equipment or drive recorders, contact Delkin to learn more about our selection of CF cards. Our product team is available to answer your questions today.

 

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...