Cactus has an Industrial CF Card to meet any Embedded OEM's Requirements

Industrial Compact Flash have been the workhorse for rugged storage applications over the past couple decades and they continue to be used on new Embedded OEM designs due to their modularity, high reliability and ease of integration.

Cactus Technologies offers three different product series of Industrial CF cards, one of which will meet the specific needs of any Embedded OEM’s system requirements.

Bill-Of-Material (BOM) control and long life cycles are attributes shared by all of our Industrial Grade Compact Flash Cards. As an example, our initial flash card was an Industrial CompactFlash launched in 2005. We still ship this part today - 10 years later.

Two additional series offer higher capacities, performance and feature sets. In regard to feature sets, Cactus also offers special features such as physical write protect switches, military erasure commands and others.

Four different Cactus Industrial CF Series are covered below.

203 Series:

Cactus 203 Series CompactFlash are Industrial Grade, based on 43nm Toshiba SLC NAND with an ATA/IDE interface. This is a lower performance product with capacities from 128MB to 2GB and intended for entry level and legacy systems.

The 203 Series does not support Ultra DMA (UDMA) and has sequential read speeds of 8MB/s and writes of 6MB/s. Due to its lower performance, it is also a lower power device than the 303 or 503 Series.

303 and 303 Pro Series:

Cactus 303 Series CompactFlash are Industrial Grade, based on 43nm Toshiba SLC NAND with an ATA/IDE interface. This is a medium performance product with capacities from 128MB to 32GB and intended for many embedded and removable storage requirements.

The 303 Series supports Ultra DMA (UDMA) up to mode 4 and has sequential read speeds of 35MB/s and writes of 20MB/s.

The 303 Pro Series CompactFlash is based on the 303 Series CF above, but adds the ATA security Feature Set, Multiple Military Erasure Operations and Multiple methods of Write Protect including a physical write protect switch.

503 Series:

Cactus 503 Series CompactFlash are Industrial Grade, based on 32nm Toshiba SLC NAND with an ATA/IDE interface. This is a high performance product with capacities from 1GB to 64GB and intended for many embedded and removable storage requirements.

The 503 Series supports Ultra DMA (UDMA) up to mode 6 and has sequential read speeds of 50MB/s and writes of 30MB/s. This is the most cost effective Industrial Compact Flash at capacities of 4GB and higher.

Cactus also offers a Commercial Grade CF based on MLC NAND for lower cost and reliability applications. Let us know if you need more information on these Cactus industrial CF cards or any other product.

Steve Larrivee has over 30 year's experience in the data storage market, including 5 years at Seagate Technology and 10 years at SanDisk. He joined Cactus Technologies Limited as an equity partner and Co-Founded Cactus USA in 2007 with partner Tom Aguillon. Learn more about Steve on Google+