New ITT ICS CFast Card Kits Provide PATA and SATA Interfaces, Meet Latest CFA Standard for Flash-Based Memory Cards

ITT ICS develops the most secure, tamper-proof, rigid and robust CFast card kits available.

Santa Ana, CA, October 12, 2011 --( ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects and cable assemblies, has developed a new line of CFast card kits and connectors designed to meet the latest CFast standards issued by the Compact Flash Association (CFA). The ultrasonically welded two-piece cover sets and 24-pin surface-mount connectors provide both parallel (PATA) and serial (SATA) interfaces required by the new CFA standard and conform to both Type I and Type II of the new specifications.

"Developed to accommodate consumer demand for faster storage speeds in such applications as digital cameras, handheld portable devices, computers and medical instruments, this latest CFast standard is the combination of Compact Flash (CF) and ATA Serial Transport (AST), which offers both flexibility and speed," said George Blazas, product manager at ITT Interconnect Solutions.

The CFast cover sets consist of a plastic frame molded around a stainless steel cover and oriented in position with guide-posts that simplify assembly. Once assembled, the covers are ultrasonically welded together with a continuous weld joint around the perimeter of the card and are the most secure, tamper-proof, rigid and robust card kits available on the market today.

ITT ICS CFast card kits can be customized to meet any CFast product application, including optional mylar insulation. The 24-position host and module surface-mountable connectors are available in a variety of off-sets and can be mated up to 10,000 cycles. CFast card kits are available in either Type-I or Type-II packages and are RoHS compliant. ITT ICS also offers a complete line of USW assembly tools to support the new product.

Additional applications include digital video equipment, security devices, set-top boxes and industrial/enterprise storage systems.

Further details are available in an Applications Note downloadable from:

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