CFast Card Solutions

NAND Flash Controllers for CFast Cards

NAND Flash Controllers for CFast Cards

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.

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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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