CFast Controller Solutions

CFast Controller Solutions for NAND Flash Memory Applications

NAND Flash Controller Solutions for CFast Cards

CFast controllers for CFast cards and other SATA based NAND Flash storage applications

NAND flash controllers for CFast solutions guarantee a reliable removable-card form factor similar to CompactFlash. Due to its ruggedness, it remains a popular form factor for industrial applications that require higher performance than CF but need the same mechanical and electrical sturdiness. CFast 1.0 is based on the Serial ATA (SATA 2) interface instead of PATA. The pin-out is different from a CF card, with a 7-pin data connector and a 17-pin power connector. CFast and CF cards are not directly compatible, but an adaptor can be used. As SATA can also emulate PATA command protocol, it is possible to use a CFast card in older CF systems. For CFast 1.0/1.1, the maximum transfer rate is the same as SATA 2.0, 300 MB/s, therefore it gives better performance than CF/PATA, which is limited to a maximum transfer rate of 167 MB/s. CFast 2.0 was introduced in 2014 and uses SATA 3.0 (600 MB/s). 

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Safe, reliable and secure controller for 2.5”, 1.8”, U.2 and M.2 SSDs and CFast and DoB based storage systems
  • Designed to fully satisfy industrial requirements
  • Most power-efficient SATA SSD controller
  • 32-Bit dual-core microprocessor with optimized instruction set and additional hardware accelerators for flash memory handling
  • hyMap® customizable sub-page-based Flash Translation Layer (FTL)
  • FlashXE® eXtended Endurance
  • Continuously updated flash memory support
  • hyReliability™ flash management
  • Advanced protection against radiation and soft-errors including end-to-end datapath protection,
  • SRAM ECC and low-alpha package
  • Advanced security and encryption feature
  • Custom firmware extensions and feature development through firmware API
  • Turnkey solution including firmware, manufacturing kit, test and development hardware, reference schematics, as well as health monitoring tools
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Hyperstone X1 SSD NAND Flash Controller

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