Category Archives: Industrial SD

Technical Success Stories: SD Card Application Software Optimizations

 “We need the assistance of your Engineering Team to see why SD cards from another manufacturer are not working in our embedded application product.”A manufacturer of hand held embedded computing devices got in touch with us to discuss an SD card failure that was causing a key product to freeze at an alarming rate. There were many customers reaching out reporting of data corruption or that the device did not work at all, and it started to become customer service challenge. Read More...

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...