In an application such as transferring data from a critical design location to the machine shop or the use of a removable flash storage device in a rugged industrial environment, reliability should be more important than cost. But, over the years, I’ve been surprised how many processes are created in these industrial & mission...
Industrial Grade, Commercial Grade and OEM Grade are terms for flash storage that have been thrown around for more than a decade. But, every day, it seems like someone is trying to redefine what these terms mean. From a high level, here are the definitions of these three grades of flash storage products. All...
Embedded SATA SSD Solutions provide a high-performance interface in a modular form factor. There are several form factors available to meet the needs of just about any embedded application in the market. In addition to the standard SATA interface and standard form factors, Cactus Technologies offers several other benefits: Additional Cactus Technology Benefits: Industrial, OEM...
From visits to OEM companies using flash storage as a critical device in their systems over the last couple decades, the discussion often turns to what would happen to the company if the flash storage failed.
Not all SSD are created equal. There are enormous differences in ability to work at temperature, in poor power environments, under high duty cycles. When talking enormous, an Industrial Grade SSD can have as much as 300 times (yes, 300 times, not 300%) more write endurance cycles per physical block of data.
In the world of Mil Spec SSD and flash storage devices, the high shock, vibration, wide temperature range, long life cycle, locked Bill-Of-Material requirements are easily met with the Cactus Technologies’ Industrial Grade Flash Storage Offering.
Joseph Chang from Cactus Technologies discusses upcoming design note for Cortex M3 and SD Card, plus SD SMART feature at ARM TechCon 2016 in California.
Factory floors contain any number of simple to complex machines used to perform specific tasks needed to create the end product. As product requirements change, there is often a need to update the code describing the latest “job” of the tool - or possibly an entire operating system and application upgrade.
mSATA are made with several different types of components with widely differing reliability, longevity, cost and performance attributes. Since mSATA is such a convenient form factor, many designers do not consider which type of attributes the mSATA has and focus on the headline items such as price and/or performance.
Cactus has been asked over the past few years for MLC NAND based Flash Storage Devices which could meet an Industrial Operating Temperature range of -40C to +85C. After significant efforts in R&D, we’ve developed a production screening process which allows us to offer extended temperature using MLC NAND on select products.