Category Archives: CompactFlash

Technical Guide for CompactFlash (CF) And Secure Digital (SD) Cards

 CompactFlash (CF) became the most successful of the early memory card formats, surpassing miniature and Smart media cards. Formats such as MMC/SD memory cards are smaller than CF, while offering comparable capacity and speed.Traditional CF cards use the Parallel ATA (PATA) interface, but in 2008, a variant of CompactFlash, CFast was announced. CFast (also known as CompactFast) is based on the Serial ATA (SATA) interface.There are two main subdivisions of CF cards, 3.3 mm thick type I and 5 mm-thick Read More...

Industrial CompactFlash (CF) Cards for Gaming Applications

Industrial CompactFlash Storage for Gaming ApplicationsThe popularity of the gaming industry as entertainment has led to the increased demand in the number of casinos worldwide. Gaming manufacturers are focused on producing state-of-the-art gaming machines that are equipped with the most advanced, high-performance computing technology and built-in security. Behind the spinning wheels, colorful graphics, mesmerizing sound, visual effects, and flashing lights of the casino software, there is an uninterrupted flow of data that needs to be stored by Industrial CF Read More...

What are the top differences between industrial CF cards and commercial CF cards?

There are five primary differences:Firmware algorithm differences. Industrial CF firmware algorithms have the most intelligent programming, such as defect management, error-checking & correction. Commercial CF cards are often used as a removable disk. Industrial CF cards are typically a fixed disk used for embedded applications. Ability to handle unexpected power interruption. Industrial CF cards are not just protected via software, but are also built to physically resist unexpected destructive power fluctuations. Commercial CF is typically protected only by Read More...

Is it Industrial Compact Flash Card or Industrial CompactFlash Card?

 Industrial CompactFlash Cards are typically used within various industrial applications where a robust durability and reliability are expected. Taking this into consideration, many manufacturers require high-speed industrial CF cards that can reliably perform for aerospace, communications/networking, gaming, power/energy, mass data storage, transportation, embedded computing, security monitoring, and automotive applications. Given the prevalence of industrial CF Cards, it’s important the proper grammatical format be used when labeling or writing about this industrial flash storage form factor.So, is it Industrial Compact Read More...