SanDisk doubles CompactFlash memory card capacity - Embedded.com

SanDisk doubles CompactFlash memory card capacity

Hanover, Germany—SanDisk Corp. is doubling the capacity of its CompactFlash 5000 flash memory cards for industrial markets.

In addition to fast read and write speeds, the cards provide a high level of durability and reliability for mission-critical applications such as industrial PCs, medical instruments, military applications, point-of-sale (POS) equipment and gaming machines.

The 16-Gbyte high-performance CompactFlash 5000 flash card uses binary memory, designed by SanDisk specifically for mass storage applications, to achieve a sustained read and write performance of up to 30-Mbytes/s. It supports a transfer mode of up to UDMA 4, an industry standard that enables high data transfer rates and includes performance boosters and on-the-fly error detection.

The 16-Gbyte CompactFlash 5000 uses SanDisk's patented flash management technology such as back block management, error detection and error correction code (EDC/ECC) to provide data reliability, even in extreme temperatures that can range from -13° to 185°Fahrenheit (-25 to +85 Celsius). It is available in fixed or removable configurations.

In addition to the mass storage-specific flash memory chips, CompactFlash 5000 includes an intelligent controller that provides a high-level interface to the host computer. This controller manages data storage and retrieval, defect handling and diagnostics, power management and clock control.

SanDisk Corp., www.sandisk.com

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