Cactus Technologies, Ltd. joins SD Association and Launches 800 Series Industrial SD Cards

Cactus Technologies, Ltd. today announced they have joined the SD Association ( and launched a new 800 Series Industrial SD Cards which support the SDHC interface. The SDHC interface support will allow the 800 Series products to have a capacity range of 128Mbytes to 8Gbytes at the time of launch. As with all of the Cactus Technologies products, there is no compromise on the Industrial feature set – maximum reliability, ruggedness and quality are built in.

“Joining the SD Association is another step in the evolution of Cactus Technologies. Our participation in the organization will keep us abreast of the latest developments in the SD world to better support our customers,” said Sai-Ying Ng, President of Cactus Technologies Ltd. "Leveraging our Industrial heritage, we specifically launched our 800 Series product line to coincide with our SD membership to delivery the highest specified Industrial SD card in the industry.”

The 800 Series Industrial SD Cards contain our new state of the art controller and allows us to offer the many high performance specs as follows:

  • Capacity points of 128, 256, 512Mbytes, 1, 2, 4, 8Gbytes2
  • up to 20Mbytes/second sustained transfer rate1
  • BOM Control & Long Life Cycles
  • >1 Million endurance cycles per block
  • Optional extended temperature range of -45C to +90C
  • Altitude spec of 100,000 feet
  • Industry Leading ECC, Wear Leveling and Defect Management
  • Flash Power Down Logic
  • Write Abort Protection Circuitry
  • 1 Million Hour Mean Time Between Failure

Joseph Chang, Vice President of Engineering, added, "The SD Association membership permits Cactus Technologies to implement our Industrial strengths quickly into our reliable SD Card products. Participating in the development of the SD standard moving forward puts Cactus at the leading edge in this form factor. The Launch of the 800 Series products is the 1st of several new developments we will be rolling out in our SD products.”