Swissbit presents the new F-200 Series CFast™ Card

Bronschhofen, Switzerland – With the new F-200 series CFastTM card and the SATA CompactFlash card, Swissbit has extended its successful CFastTM portfolio with a new processor technology, which has enabled it to design SLC storage cards with a capacity of up to 64GB. The F-200 series includes an SATA II (Spec 2.6) interface and is compatible with ATA7 and ATA8. Thanks to their reliability, comprehensive monitoring methods, optimized TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and guaranteed long-term availability, these cards are particularly suitable for use in the following sectors: industry, automation, medicine and transportation as well as communication and networks.

The high level of reliability is achieved through well designed wear leveling, read disturb management and the BCH-ECC (Bose-Chaudhuri- Hocquenghem-Codes) unit, which can correct up to 24 bits per 1024 bytes using a tried-and-tested procedure. What’s more, only SLC (Single Level Cell) flash storage cells are used, which have been tested to ensure the highest level of reliability, and specially developed and optimized algorithms for flash handling. Thanks to TRIM command support for 4 KB random write access, the F-200 series can achieve a value of up to 600 IOPS (Input/Output operations per second), which is unusually high for CFastTM cards.

In order to eliminate problems related to unexpected storage failures, Swissbit has equipped the power fail safe F-200 series with a S.M.A.R.T. (Self- Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) protocol and Life Time Monitoring. The CFastTM cards achieve read/write speeds of up to 130MB/sec with a maximum power consumption of 0.9W. They are compatible with the CFastTM Specification 1.1 and now also support the SATA and CFastTM power save modes.

The F-200 Series will be available end of September with storage densities of between 2 and 64GB. In accordance with the Swissbit philosophy, longterm availability with a fixed BOM (Bill of Materials) as well as shock and vibration resistance are guaranteed. What’s more, Swissbit Design-In is available to provide support with its own inhouse system and storage specialists.

About Swissbit:
Swissbit is the largest DRAM memory module and Flash storage device manufacturer in Europe. Created from a management buyout of the Siemens HL Business Unit in 2001, Swissbit has today facilities in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, and the United States. Swissbit offers industrial DRAM memory modules in all popular technologies and Flash industrial storage product families including SSD (SATA and PATA interfaces), m-SATA, slim- SATA, CFast, CF, SD, uSD, MMC and USB. All Swissbit products meet highest quality criteria and RoHS and REACh directives. The target markets for the Swissbit products are industrial electronics, automotive, railway technology, wired telecommunications, medical electronics as well as aerospace/defense. Additional company and product information is available at www.swissbit.com.

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