Industrial Grade Flash Memory Products
When failure is not an option
CACTUS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED designs, develops, and markets industrial grade solid state flash memory products for OEM customers. Cactus offers both open-standard and custom CompactFlash cards, PC cards ATA, 2.5” & 1.8” Solid State Disks, IDE Flash Module, USB Devices and SD cards for a wide range of OEM applications. Cactus manufactures the highest Quality and highest specification on our Industrial Grade products as well as offering Commercial Grade products for customers that do not need the high level of Industrial specification.
Cactus Industrial Grade flash memory products are rugged and highly reliable data storage media designed to withstand extreme shock (3000G), vibration (30G), with extended temperature range options at -45C to +90C. The products also meet high-capacity and high performance requirements for aerospace, telecommunication networks, base station, public safety and automation systems, and Point-of-sales equipment. Cactus also offers the CompactFlash, SATA Solid State Disks and SD cards in Commercial Grade MLC Flash variety for customers who do not need the high endurance or fast small block transfers of our Industrial Grade products.
The design center is located in Santa Clara, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley, USA. The Cactus engineering team comes from the original SanDisk design team. The Cactus Technologies products are sold and marketed worldwide through direct sales and independent manufacturer's representatives. Cactus Technologies continues to focus on delivery of quality and innovative solid state flash memory system for the industrial application market as well as the OEM market.
Cactus Technologies Limited designs, manufactures and markets Industrial Grade and Commercial Grade Storage Solutions in a number of different forms factors meeting the needs of Industrial and OEM Customers Worldwide. Our Industrial Grade solutions have the highest specifications for Ruggedness, Temperature, Altitude, Endurance and many other areas demanded by military, medical, manufacturing, industrial and other applications. Industrial Grade products use only SLC (Single Level Cell) NAND flash memory for the highest endurance, performance and reliability.
Commercial Grade Flash Products are based on MLC (Multi Level Cell) NAND flash memory and offer a cost effective solution required by budget limited applications. The Commercial Grade offering is adequate for many applications but customers should seek the higher reliability and endurance of our Industrial Grade offering for applications running Operating Systems, requiring high endurance cycles or being operated in extreme environments.
SD, microSD and SDChip
The SD Card standard was established by the SD Association in January 2000. The SD Card offers a high speed serial interface in a smaller form factor and the microSD form factor has the same performance in an even smaller size. Cactus Technologies offers an Industrial Grade SD card, microSD and SDChip versions that meets the needs of high endurance, mission critical applications and a Commercial Grade SD card for cost effective use in low endurance, non-mission critical applications.
mSATA, M.2 (2260), SlimSATA, CFast
Cactus Technologies offers a variety of products based on the SATA interface. For embedded applications, the CFast and mSATA form factor are most popular. The mSATA interface has a smaller physical size than the SATA SSD. The CFast cards support the SATA interface with a unique connector as specified by the CompactFlash Association. There are many form factors in both Industrial and Commercial Grade available including SlimSATA and M.2 (2260).
Solid State Disks (SSD)
Cactus Technologies develops and manufactures both Parallel ATA (PATA/IDE) and Serial ATA (SATA) Solid State Disks. PATA devices are available in the Industrial Grade only in both the 2.5" and 1.8" form factor and are drop in replacements for rotating hard disk drives with the reliability, ruggedness, power and performance benefits of solid state memory. SATA devices are available in both an Industrial Grade and Commercial Grade variety. As with our other products, the Cactus Industrial Grade SSDs maintain the highest level of specs in the industry and the Cactus Commercial Grade offers a cost effective solution for non-mission critical applications.
The CF card is an industry standard established in 1994 with specifications managed by the CompactFlash Association. Cactus Technologies Ltd. is a member of the CFA and our cards work in any CF compliant host system, while offering an Industrial Grade product that significantly exceeds specs for the most challenging demands of our industrial customer base. Cactus also offers a cost effective solution with our Commercial Grade offering.