Cactus Technologies, Ltd. Launches Industrial Grade SD Card Family

Cactus Technologies, Ltd. today announced the launch of a new family of Industrial SD Cards. The SD Cards have been designed to meet the needs of Industrial OEM customers that want a small, rugged product for embedded applications having a serial interface. The SD Card rounds out the Cactus offering to cover all major form factors and interfaces required by the Industrial OEM market.

The SD Cards will be sold in multiple capacity points from 128 megabytes (MB) up to two gigabytes (GB) (a), and incorporate the key features desired by Industrial customers while meeting all SD Association specifications.

Sai-Ying Ng, President of Cactus Technologies, said, "We are proud to announce our SD flash card family. The Industrial SD card is emerging as a product used by many Industrial OEM customers for its small size, but most available products are designed for consumer applications. With the advent of the Cactus SD card, Industrial OEMs can enjoy the benefits of small form factor and serial interface without giving up the Industrial feature set they’ve grown accustomed to in the Cactus products.”

The Cactus Tech Industrial SD cards have been designed with a Long Life Cycle, which permits OEM customers to focus on their core business rather than continually having to qualify flash cards due to controller and memory changes. High Write Endurance of > 300,000 write cycles per logical block is ideal for use in disk-like applications vs. a typical consumer flash device of ~ 10,000. Our industry leading Shock specification of 50 G and Vibration of 15G peak-to-peak make the Cactus SD card family dependable in even the most rugged environments. Finally, Cactus offers a standard temperature range of -25C to +85C and an extended temperature range option that is guaranteed down to -45C (-49 Fahrenheit) and up to +90C (194 Fahrenheit) for applications encountering extreme conditions.

Joseph Chang, Vice President of Engineering, added, "Cactus Tech brings our committed Industrial expertise to the SD product family as we have with our previous CF, PC Card, DOM and 2.5” Flash Drives. The SD Card family enables small, low pin count Industrial designs without compromising the reliability of the OEM’s platform. As with our other products we offer design assistance and technical support worldwide.”

The SD Cards are available in densities of 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB today. They meet all of the SD Association requirements. Please contact Cactus Technologies for more details and pricing.