CompactFlash Memory Card Overview
Card is the latest technology for high-speed data storage.
It is divided into two types by dimension: Type I for 43mmx36mmx3.3mm,
and Type II for 43mmx36mmx5.0mm. Both types have 50 pins and
conform to ATA specifications. The size of CompactFlash Memory
Card is only one third of a full-size PC card, which facilitates
portability of data storage. Its true plug-and-play function
allows high performance but low power consumption. Besides,
a solid-state feature may eliminate mechanical seek and rotation
time. It also provides high access performance and very high
data transfer capability. Meanwhile, a non-volatile design
does not require battery and external power to maintain data
stored while not in use.
With a variety
of capacity, nowadays, CompactFlash card is widely used in
handheld appliances, such as digital camera, PDA, notebook
PC, GPS, and MP3 player.