Industrial CFexpress 1.0 and Industrial CFX 1.0 Cards
What is Industrial CFexpress?
Industrial CFexpress 1.0 (AKA Industrial CFX) 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 and Rugged CFX are metal cased, high performance implementations 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 and Rugged CFX.
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 http://www.compactflash.org
When will Industrial CFexpress cards be available?
Delkin Industrial CFexpress cards are in development now, sample units will be available in CQ4. Production is scheduled for the end of the year.
Delkin Devices, Inc. has been a CFA member since 1996.
For more information regarding Delkin Industrial CFexpress 1.0 and Industrial CFX 1.0 Cards please contact us.