CFast Card

CFast Card

Robust, removable memory cards based on the SATA interface

CFast has a similar removable-card form factor as CompactFlash. 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). 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.

SATA Controller

A2 Flash Memory Controller

The Hyperstone A2 family of Flash Memory Controllers together with provided application and flash specific firmware offers an easy-to-use turnkey platform for high endurance robust flash disks of various form factors and interface standards.

  • Smallest and most power efficient SSD controller
  • Patented superior read and write wear leveling together with up to 24-Bit ECC ensuring highest reliability and endurance
  • Exceptional power fail robustness
  • Optimized 32-Bit RISC core, instruction set and firmware for flash handling
  • 4 channel controller provides optimal performance for target applications
  • Most power efficient design together with power saving features
  • S.M.A.R.T. features supported
  • Custom features can be implemented with simple firmware upgrades
  • ASSP with minimal external active components
  • Turnkey solution including firmware, manufacturing kit, test and development hardware, and reference schematics for applications such as 2.5" SATA solid state disk (SSD), MO-297, MO-300, and CFast.
  • Patented superior wear leveling together with ECC ensuring highest reliability and endurance
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