CFast cards deliver up to 500/330MB/s read/write performance

24th May 2016
Posted By : Nat Bowers
CFast cards deliver up to 500/330MB/s read/write performance

Swissbit has introduced an extension to the existing F-60/F-600 CFast 2.0 card portfolio. The F-50 products complement the high performance, high endurance durabit F-60 devices by offering a DRAM-less product for cost sensitive applications with use cases that don’t require the extreme IOPS rate and endurance life delivered by F-60 cards.

The F-50 series employs a flash controller which is designed for industrial use and offers sophisticated firmware features to enhance the flash retention and endurance. Global wear levelling, read retry and active and passive data care management sustain the storage capability of the MLC based cards over the complete lifetime. Being realised by latest MLC technology the F-50 products will experience long term availability. The F-50 CFast cards benefit from a high sustained sequential read and write performance of up to 500 and 330MB/s, respectively. For random access intensive applications the user can expect up to 53k IOPS for random read and 74k IOPS for random write.

These cards are suited for HDD or CompactFlash replacement in industrial, embedded, automotive and NetCom applications with medium performance requirements. The low density cards with 8 and 16GB capacities are particularly attractive for embedded applications.

Support for the S.M.A.R.T. based Swissbit lifetime monitoring tool is guaranteed, which allows a detailed in system analysis on the actual usage and expected lifetime. This prevents unforeseen end of life of the card and expensive unscheduled service cost.

Meeting the industry-standard CFast 36.4x42.8x3.6mm form factor and featuring a high-speed SATA-III 6.0Gb/s interface, the F-50 series is available in 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256GB capacities. The cards operate from a 3.3V supply, drawing active power of 1.4W and less than 17mW in device-sleep mode.

F-50 qualification samples will be available end of June 2016.

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