Cactus Technologies, Ltd. Launches 303 Family of High Performance Industrial CompactFlash Cards

Cactus Technologies, Ltd. today announced they have launched the new 303 Family of Industrial CompactFlash Cards which significantly increase the sustained read and write performance without compromising the Industrial Feature set that customers have come to expect from the current 203 Family of products.

The Industrial CF Cards are the first form factor we are launching in the 303 Series product Family. Over the next few months, we will launch 303 Series products encompassing all Cactus Technologies’ ATA products including the CompactFlash, PC Card, 2.5” FlashDrives (SSD) and Disk-On-Module form factors. The new state of the art controller achieves up to 35bytes/second sustained read performance and up to 20Mbytes/second sustained write performance1. The new products support up to UDMA Mode 4, an industry standard specification for high performance and reliability.

Available Capacity points2: 128, 256, 512Mbytes, 1, 2, 4 and 8Gbytes

“We are pleased to announce the first form factor (CompactFlash) in our new High Performance 303 Industrial Product Family,” said Sai-Ying Ng, President of Cactus Technologies Ltd. "The industry leading performance of our 303 Family complements our industry leading Industrial Feature set. There is not a product in the marketplace that can match the combination of performance, reliability and environmental specifications of the 303 Product Family.”

The 303 Industrial Compact Flash continues with the industry leading 3000G Shock and 30G Vibration specification making the Cactus products dependable in even the most rugged environments. High Write Endurance of > 2 million write cycles per logical block is ideal for use in disk-like applications vs. a typical consumer card of < 100,000. Cactus offers an extended temperature range option that is guaranteed down to -45C (-49 Fahrenheit) and up to +90C (194 Fahrenheit) for extreme applications. We have also been able to increase our altitude spec to 100,000 feet.

Joseph Chang, Vice President of Engineering, added, "With the 303 Series CompactFlash, Cactus Tech leverages our Industrial expertise bringing industry leading performance to our already leading Industrial specifications for our CF, PC Card, DOM and 2.5” Flash Drive products. As with our other products we offer design assistance and technical support worldwide.”