Cactus Technologies, Ltd. Launches Industrial Grade CFast

Cactus Technologies, Ltd. today announced the launch of an Industrial Grade CFast product line. CFast is a CompactFlash Association specification and Cactus will offer capacities from 1GB through 32GB. The CFast addition to the 602S Series of products is SLC based and has High Endurance, High Performance, Rugged Construction, Long Life Cycles and Industrial Grade Wear Leveling and Defect Management.

Sai-Ying Ng, President of Cactus Technologies Ltd. remarked, “The SLC CFast gives Cactus a truly removable SATA interface device based on an open industry standard of the CompactFlash Association. A number of designers today want the speed of SATA while still having easy removability. CFast satisfies this need in the market.”

The Cactus Technologies reliable CFast offers the following features:

  • Bill-Of-Material Control
  • Long Life Cycles
  • >2M Endurance Cycles per block
  • Altitude spec of 100,000 feet
  • Powerful Industrial ECC and Defect Management
  • 4M Hour Mean Time Between Failure
  • 3000G Shock; 20G Vibration
  • Based on SLC (Single Level Cell) NAND Memory
  • Industry Standard CFast form factor

Joseph Chang, Vice President of Engineering, commented, "This new SLC CFast form factor from Cactus Technologies gives the system designer the option of changing memory at the time of manufacture or via field upgrade. We are available to assist OEMs in their integration efforts.”