CompactFlash Association Displaying New CFast Connector & Package at CES 2008
CFast Utilizes SATA Interface for 3Gb/sec Interface Data Rate.
Palo Alto, California – January 4, 2008 - The CompactFlash
Association (CFA) announces that CFast connectors and package will be
displayed at CES 2008 in the CFA booth South 3 30166.
The CFast WG was formed in July 2007 to develop the CFast specification
for a CompactFlash card with a SATA (Serial ATA) interface. CFA members
interested in the SATA interface should apply for inclusion in the
CFA's SATA working group.
Mr. Shigeto Kanda of Canon and the CFA chairman of the board said "The
development of a CompactFlash card with a SATA interface will maintain
the dominance of CompactFlash in the non-consumer (embedded systems,
single board computers, data recorder, etc.) markets as well as promote
its use in other applications such as digital SLR cameras and
professional video cameras. Having the SATA interface will be a
significant step for CompactFlash."
The current PATA (parallel ATA) interface provides up to a 133MB/second
interface data rate. The SATA interface will provide interface data
rates up to 3Gb/sec as well as compatibility with the SATA disk drive
interfaces that are increasingly being used.
CompactFlash card slots are in over 360 digital cameras/video cameras
and over 745 other electronic platforms including embedded systems,
single board computers, data recorders, heart monitors, defibrillators,
slot machines, etc.
CompactFlash cards are currently available up to 32GB with sustained
data rates of 45MB/sec. and provide the dominant SSD flash storage
solution for embedded systems, single board computers and the new
multi-mega pixel DSLR cameras and other devices.
The CF+ and CompactFlash Standard ensures that today's and tomorrow's
digital cameras will be compatible with faster and even higher capacity
CF cards, as they become available.
In addition to CompactFlash data storage cards, there are CF cards that
provide I/O capability. VGA, Ethernet, modem, serial, parallel, digital
phone, GSM, Bluetooth, Ethernet wireless, wand & laser barcode
scanners, finger print scanners, TV and GPS CF+ cards are all available.
CFA members can participate in the CFA CFast working group and access documentation as the CFast specification is developed.
The CF latest published Specification; Revision 4.1 is available to download from the CFA web site at http://www.compactflash.org
The CFA (logo), CF (logo), CF+ and CFast are trademarks of the CFA and are licensed royalty free to its members.
The CFA is a licensee of the CompactFlash® trademark and in turn will license it royalty-free to its members.