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Industrial CFexpress

Industrial CFexpress 1.0 Cards

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What is Industrial CFexpress?

Industrial CFexpress 1.0 is the next generation of high speed, removable storage standard to support bigger, faster hosts in many different markets.  Industrial CFexpress is the merging of two standards:   XQD® 2.0 and CFAST® 2.0, into a new standard that uses the popular PCIe® interface, and the NVM Express® protocol. This new standard is designed to allow high resolution files, and high speed recording with low latency, be achieved in a small rugged form factor.

Industrial CFexpress is the same size and connector as the XQD card format, and is aimed at various applications within industrial, imaging, compute and enterprise markets.

Advantages of CFexpress?  Why design this in?

Industrial CFexpress will allow many hardware manufactures to use the established high performance benefits of PCIe® and NVM Express® in a compact, removable form factor. Performance of Industrial CFexpress will start out PCIe® 3.0×2 (two-lanes) with the possibility to scale to x8 (eight-lanes) in the future.

Delkin’s Industrial CFexpress is a metal cased, high performance implementation of this new industry standard in removable industrial storage. Delkin’s Industrial CFexpress can be built with SLC or MLC flash, and will be available in at least 4 capacities: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.  Capacity to 1TB is planned for the future.  Industrial CFexpress can also be customized when required.  Industrial OEM’s will appreciate the controlled BOM, extended life cycle management, rugged features and configuration flexibility available for CFexpress.

Additional information about Industrial CFexpress

The Industrial CFexpress specification is managed by the Compact Flash Association (CFA) and additional information about the standard can be found on their site.  The CFA invites host and media companies interested in the standard to join the CFA and gain access to the specification.  More information can be found at

CFexpress System Information

Operating SystemWindows 10 64-bit
CPUIntel i7-6700K 4GHz
MotherboardAsus Z170 Deluxe
ChipsetIntel Z170
InterfacePCIE 3.0 x16 slot
AdapterCFexpress to PCIE x4 adapter
Benchmark SoftwareCrystalDiskMark 5.2.1 x64

*System configuration during speed testing

Delkin CFexpress Speed Ratings:

Delkin CFexpress Speed Ratings, Seq Q32T1, 4K

When will Industrial CFexpress cards be available?

Delkin Industrial CFexpress card production is scheduled for Q1 2019.

Delkin Devices, Inc. has been a CFA member since 1996.

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