Apacer Launches CFast 2.0 Memory Cards
Taipei, Taiwan (February 13th, 2014) – Since CompactFlash Association released the specification of CFast 2.0, Apacer has invested actively in R&D and taken the lead to roll out the first industrial-grade SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) high-speed transmission interface CFast 2.0 memory card around the globe. Its sequential speed is up to 310/240 MB/sec, which doubles the speed of its predecessor. Besides featuring a 2-Channel bidirectional structure, the CFast 2.0 adopts Toggle DDR 2.0 NAND Flash, which brings its performance to a higher level.
Jeff Lin, Embedded Application Business Unit Director of Apacer, suggested that, “Except that Apacer CFast 2.0 memory card is upgraded to double performance and speed, in order to meet the needs of harsh environment of industrial application and corporate cost-effectiveness, Apacer provides customers with choices between highly-durable SLC chip or highly cost-effective MLC chip. Both chips are resistant to temperature change, vibration and shock in actual environment. Each kind of chip has a capacity of 4GB~32GB and 16GB~128GB respectively, with dimensions of 42.8mm x 36.4mm x 3.6mm and an adoption of (7+17) pin connector. Support for DEVSLP (Device Sleep) power mode enables them to switch into a low power state on standby mode so as to save power for companies.”
To ensure the accuracy of data, Apacer’s just-launched CFast 2.0 memory card supports the functions of 40-bit ECC (Error Correcting Code), Wear Leveling Technology and S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) to detect the health status of the memory card at any time and in turn to significantly boost the reliability of the product. In addition, clients can also add the customized Apacer’s unquie security instruction (CoreSecurity Technology)–CoreProtector. Users can drive the instructions through hardware and software settings, which are especially suitable for applications in military, gaming and network communication.
Apacer is one of the few Taiwanese manufacturers with software, hardware and firmware R&D capacity who launches CFast 2.0 memory card ahead of its industrial peers. It also enjoys robust manufacturing quality, excellent customizability and real-time technical supports. The firmware and major components can be fixed right after customer’s recognition and validation. This reduces the risks of out-of-stock and compatibility issues by providing customers with stable supply and high reliability. For that reason, Apacer’s products have been certified by topnotch U.S. and Japanese tech giants, and the company has become one of the world’s top 10 PC SSD suppliers. Samples of Apacer’s next-generation industrial CFast 2.0 are now available for customers to run test. For more details, visit www.apacer.com.tw.