Trade Shows

 
26.02. - 28.02.2019, Nuremberg

 

 

Commercial Grade Flash Storage Products

 

Cactus Technologie's Commercial Grade series are based on MLC NAND and deliver a great value for a cost effective price. These devices come in a wide variety of interfaces and form factors while providing a locked-BOM and as long a life cycle as achievable. Be sure to see the chart to the right to determine if MLC NAND based flash storage is right for your application.

 

Choose your category -->  Industrial Grade OEM Grade Commercial Grade Consumer
(comparison only)
NAND Types SLC
(Single Level Cell)
pSLC
(Pseudo SLC)
MLC
(Multi Level Cell)
TLC
(Tri Level Cell)
Bit/Cell 1 1 2 3
Endurance Cycles 100K / 80K / 50K * 20K ** 3K **
300 **
Reliability
Data Retention
Life Cycle  
Locked BOM  
Cost $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
* Basic physical endurance without any software mechanisms, depending on the used technology (SLC: 43nm / 32nm / 24nm, pSLC/MLC: 15nm)

 


SATA III SSD 2,5"


M.2 (2242 & 2260)

 

KD1TF 270PM7 100x100
M.2 NVMe (2280)


mSATA


CFast Series 240S


SD Card


microSD Card


CompactFlash


CompactFlash

 

 

Commmercial Grade General Features

 

Highest Quality and Reliability

  • Unrelenting focus on Quality and Reliability since our inception in 2005
  • ISO9001 and ISO14001 Certified manufacturing

 

True BOM (Bill-Of-Material) Control

  • PCN issued for BOM changes – relative quick change due to fast MLC NAND transitions
  • Can buy existing BOM under custom PN and bond material to extend life

 

Most Common Form Factors Available

  • Several form factors available in Commercial Grade

 

Life Cycles

  • Typical life cycles of 18-36 months for Commercial Grade products

 

Expert Sales Support

  • Knowledgeable pre and post-Sales Support Personnel
  • Tuned into customer requirements and able to draw on right resources to satisfy needs

 

Customization

  • Custom labeling; custom parameters & format load
  • Complete custom product design available
  • Screening for wide temperature ranges

Cactus Design

  • Custom Cactus Design (not off the shelf reference designs) for our products
  • At minimum, all designs modified for improved functionality and reliability

 

Engineering Design Assistance (Pre-Sales)

  • Superior Apps engineering support to assist customers w/specific design issues
  • Changes to card characteristics may resolve host system issues
  • Custom configurations to meet customer requirements

 

Applications Engineering Support (Post-Sales)

  • Apps engineers available to support any Cactus issues
  • Failure Analysis available to determine root cause on rare occurrence of failures
  • All Cactus employees focused on Total Customer Satisfaction

 

Order Management - Easy to do Business with

  • Strive daily to meet all customer needs

 

 

Industrial Grade Flash Memory Products

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Product Lines

 Choose your category -->

Industrial Grade

OEM Grade

Commercial Grade

Consumer
(comparison only)
NAND Types SLC
(Single Level Cell)
pSLC
(Pseudo SLC)
MLC
(Multi Level Cell)
TLC
(Tri Level Cell)
Bit/Cell 1 1 2 3
Endurance Cycles 100K / 80K / 50K * 20K 3K 300
Reliability
Data Retention
Life Cycle  
Locked BOM  
Cost $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Depending on the used technology (43nm / 32nm / 24nm)

 

About Cactus Technologies

Since its foundation in 2005, Cactus Technologies has focused on the main industrial needs for high quality and high performance flash memory devices. Over time, the name Cactus Technologies has been established and is well known in the high-end aerospace, military, medical and industrial markets. The ability to understand and fulfill the needs for those markets, in addition to the longterm support of the products, proves Cactus Technologies’ whole hearted commitment to the industrial grade area where “failure is not an option”.

Their primary focus is on the high performance, high endurance Industrial Grade SLC NAND Flash products, which shows specialized features like full BOM control, long term availability, security features and massive Custom Features.

To meet the requirements of applications that are more price sensitive, but still need a higher reliability than MLC can provide, Cactus Technologies offers a complete range of OEM Grade products based on MLC NAND using a newer controller technology feature called pSLC. With pSLC mode, the endurance of the used MLC NAND memory is drastically enhanced and shows a good balance between cost efficiency and quality. All features like BOM control and the Custom Features are also available for the new series.

Cactus Technologies also offers low cost Commercial Grade MLC NAND Flash product series for price sensitive applications. Special features include a BOM control and a PCN/EOL Management, which are unique in this price segment.

 

 

Custom Features

 

Cactus Technologies understands many OEMs require additional features or functionality in their flash storage devices than what is available off the shelf. They offer no-charge consultation to determine the best solution and what would be required to accomplish this task. In all cases, Cactus Technologies provides a first article "master sample" for the customer to verify it meets their needs exactly prior to production. Once qualified, there is generally no additional lead time for production.

Below you will find a list of customization features Cactus Technologies regularly produces for many of their customers:

 

Custom Labeling

Cactus can produce any of their products with custom labeling based on customer provided artwork. There is a slight lead time for the initial label setup and a one-time NRE-fee, but beyond this production units can be purchased within our standard lead time.

 

Custom Laser Etching

The USB Flash Drives can be laser etched with the customer’s logo, part number or other details desired.

 

Custom Parameters/ID/etc.

If an OEM would like the card ID to be their own brand versus "Cactus", they can set the mfg ID at time of manufacture to the OEM’s requirements. Other parameters, including serial numbers can also be set at time of manufacture.

 

Format Load

Some legacy systems require a specific "non-standard" format on the cards or they will not be recognized or function properly. Once the proper format is determined, Cactus can provide production units that "plug and play" in almost every legacy system.

 

Preloaded Content

Cactus preloads a number of customer’s data image onto the cards prior to shipment. We can preload as little as a few Megabytes or load content to the entire card.

 

Screening to Extreme High Temps

The Cactus extended temperature products are rated at -45C to 90C operating. For OEMs looking for operating temperatures higher than 90C, Cactus can and has screen tested products to > 125C. Bring them your challenge.

 

Custom Firmware Features

If you need a special feature that can only be implemented through custom firmware, Cactus can help. They've resolved a number of OEM's issues by creating custom erasure, write protect, timing and other functions. Cactus can perform a Needs Analysis upon request.

 

Screening to Extreme Low Temps

The Cactus extended temperature products are rated at -45C to 90C operating. For OEMs looking for operating temperatures below this range, Cactus can and has screen tested products to < -55C. Bring them your challenge.

 

Custom Product Design

For a ground up custom device design and manufacture, Cactus has all the capabilities necessary. If interested, Contact us to discuss further.

 

Conformal Coating

To meet the harsh environmental requirements of some applications, OEMs need a protective coating applied over the PCB and components. Cactus offers conformal coating on all our product lines.

 

Custom Packaging

Many OEM's products need to arrive in a special box or master carton or need special barcode labeling. Bring your specifications to Cactus and they will setup a system to accommodate your needs.

 

Low Power Version

If the current power specifications are too high for a particular OEM's application, in many cases Cactus can create a product which uses less power. A review of the OEM's application and requirements is the first step to determine the feasibility of a solution.

 

Industrial Grade Flash Products

The Industrial Grade products by Cactus Technologies are designed for the most mission critical applications. Built exclusively with the highest reliability SLC NAND Flash Memory & Industrial Controller Technology, they provide the best flash storage solutions in the market. These SLC NAND devices come with locked-BOM and Long Life Cycles and are available in many interfaces and form factors to meet almost any embedded OEM requirement.

 

Choose your category --> Industrial Grade OEM Grade Commercial Grade Consumer
(comparison only)
NAND Types SLC
(Single Level Cell)
pSLC
(Pseudo SLC)
MLC
(Multi Level Cell)
TLC
(Tri Level Cell)
Bit/Cell 1 1 2 3
Endurance Cycles 100K / 80K / 50K * 20K 3K 300
Reliability
Data Retention
Life Cycle  
Locked BOM  
Cost $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Depending on the used technology (43nm / 32nm / 24nm)

 


SATA II/III SSD 2.5"
 

mSATA

kd32gfi 730pm6 86x86
M.2 NVMe


SD Card / SD Chip

microSD

CFast

CompactFlash

IDE SSD

USB Stick / USB DOM
 

 

 

Industrial Grade General Features

 

Highest Quality and Reliability

  • Unrelenting focus on quality and reliability since our inception in 2005
  • ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified manufacturing


True BOM (Bill-Of-Material) Control

  • No changes to industrial grade products w/o first issuing PCN
  • 6 months to qualify – accept/reject changes – Can buy existing BOM under custom PN


Leading Industrial Grade Flash Storage Supplier

  • Full industrial grade offering a broad range of form factors
  • Unique military erasure, physical write protect switch and other options

 
Long Life Cycles

  • Rarely issue PCNs due to very limited product changes
  • No EOL of industrial grade products while key components still available
  • In event of EOL, Cactus will procure a sufficient supply to extend life and strive to offer a functionally compatible replacement


Expert Sales Support

  • Knowledgeable pre and post-sales support personnel
  • Tuned into customer requirements and able to draw on right resources to satisfy needs


Customization

  • Custom labeling; custom parameters & format load
  • Complete custom product design available
  • Screening for extreme temperature ranges


Highest Quality and Specified Components

  • For extended temp products purchase more expensive fully tested I-temp SLC NAND
  • Low tolerance components in critical circuitry to ensure reliable functionality

Cactus Design

  • Custom Cactus design (not off the shelf reference designs) for our products
  • At minimum, all designs modified for improved functionality and reliability


Extreme Temperature Ranges

  • Cactus tunes flash storage products to excel at wide temp ranges
  • Cactus “temperature tuning” process allows us to offer customized products:
  • Screen & guarantee products at >105C and <-55C


Engineering Design Assistance (Pre-Sales)

  • Superior Apps engineering support to assist customers w/specific design issues
  • Changes to card characteristics may resolve host system issues
  • Custom configurations to meet customer requirements


Applications Engineering Support (Post-Sales)

  • Apps engineers available to support any Cactus issues
  • Failure analysis available to determine root cause on rare occurrence of failures
  • All Cactus employees focused on total customer satisfaction