SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies

August 09, 2005 09:00 ET

SMART Modular Technologies' ATA and CompactFlash Cards Target Extended-Temperature Applications

Designed Specifically for Industrial-Grade Applications, These Standard Flash and CompactFlash® Memory Cards Enable OEMs to Incorporate High-Quality, Tested, Reliable Memory Into Their Latest Rugged Designs

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- SMART Modular Technologies, a leading independent manufacturer of memory module products and services, introduces new industrial-grade CompactFlash and PC card products for telecommunications, military, aviation, and automotive applications. Designed specifically to withstand an industrial temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius, these cards allow OEMs to deploy them in industrial-grade products requiring performance in extended temperature ranges.

With card density ranging from 16MB to 4GB, both product lines are optimized for power and performance. The industrial CompactFlash memory cards, for instance, offer a high-performance read/write current of only 60 mA when supplied with +5 VDC (or 50 mA when supplied from +3.3 VDC), as well as a sleep mode of 500 µA.

Incorporating on-board error detection and correction algorithms, coupled with dynamic wear leveling techniques, SMART's industrial CompactFlash and PC cards -- delivering more than 2 million program/erase cycles for most applications. This superior performance is due to results from SMART's use of single-level cell NAND Flash technology, which offers program/erase improvements over multi-level cell technology by a factor of 10X in reliability and 2X in speed.

Specific applications for SMART's new memory cards include telecommunications routers and hubs, military communications and surveillance systems, aviation databases, Global Positioning Systems, and diagnostic automotive applications. Recognizing the need for environmentally friendly products, SMART has designed the industrial memory cards to be RoHS compliant (Pb configurations are also available).


SMART Modular Technologies is a leading provider of memory products and liquid-crystal display (LCD) solutions, offering more than 500 standard and custom products to top-tier OEMs working in computer, industrial, networking, gaming, telecommunications, and embedded applications. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM, and Flash in various form factors. The Display Products Group operates from two locations, the U.S. and Asia (through its affiliate, Estecom), allowing it to quickly and cost-effectively deliver worldwide thin film transistors (TFT) LCD solutions to customers developing casino gaming systems as well as embedded applications such as kiosk, ATM, point-of-service, and industrial control systems. Manufacturing facilities, design centers, and sales offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America enable SMART to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management, and supply chain management.

CompactFlash is a registered trademark of the CompactFlash Association.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joy Donohue
    SMART Modular Technologies, Inc.
    (978) 805-2164
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