Swissbit Announces Long-Term Availability for SD and CompactFlash Cards S-250 and C-350
December 11, 2020
With the new S-250(u) and C-350 cards, Swissbit has extended the long-term availability of its robust and durable storage media to a total of almost 20 years.
Swissbit announced that it has extended the availability of its SLC-based SD memory cards, microSD memory cards, and CompactFlash cards. The new product series S-250(u) and C-350 deploy the same product architecture as the previous S-200(u) and C-300 products.
The new products feature identical interfaces, controllers, and NAND flash technologies, allowing the qualification of the new series to be carried out without risk and with minimal effort. This facilitates continued use in embedded control units that have already been in operation in automation, rail, and avionics systems.
With the new S-250(u) and C-350 cards, Swissbit has extended the long-term availability of its robust and durable storage media to a total of almost 20 years. Swissbit meets the critical requirements of industrial embedded systems with long life cycles through these special products. The S-250-SD and S-250u-microSD memory cards are SLC-based memory products that comply with the SD standard and support the SPI mode. The capacities range from 512MB to 2GB. The cards are specified for an industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, offering a long operational life with data retention of up to ten years, and feature a robust design with an increased gold layer on the contacts. The cards are manufactured in Swissbit's own factory in Berlin, Germany using a chip-on-board process.
The C-350 CompactFlash cards are available in capacities from 32MB to 256MB and support the same temperature range and functions.
The new models replace the industrial memory products released in 2008 and extend their availability well beyond 2027.