Industrial CFast™ Cards

CFast™ cards combine the CompactFlash™ (CF) card form factor and the Serial ATA (SATA) interface into a single product. CFast™ cards can replace both HDDs and CompactFlash™ cards in applications requiring small form factors, high endurance and the ability to withstand shock, vibration, extreme temperatures (-40°C to +85°C), and rough environmental conditions. The Swissbit CFast™ card portfolio covers the range from high-end SLC-based high-performance F-600 to the cost/performance optimized 3D NAND F-86. The different product families are equipped with a rich feature set and are fulfilling the high Swissbit quality requirements.

Series Name

F-800 F-86 F-600 F-50 / F-56

Data Transfer Mode

CFast™ 2.0 – SATA Gen 3
6 Gbit/s ATA8


CFast™ Type I

Outline Dimensions

36.4 x 42.8 x 3.6 mm

Flash Type


Density Range

2-64 GB 10-160 GB 8-64 GB F-50: 8-256 GB
F-56: 4-128 GB

Data Retention

10 years @ life begin
1 year @ life end

Endurance [DWPD]
JESD219 Client Endurance Workload

max 32 max 13.3 36.3 max 1.50 / 7.98

Operating Temperature

Commercial: 0°C to +70°C
Industrial: -40°C to +85°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C to +100°C


Sequential Read (MB/s)
Sequential Write (MB/s)
Random 4KB Read (IOPS)
Random 4KB Write (IOPS)


up to 320
up to 170
up to 10.5k
up to 7.1k


up to 372
up to 223
up to 13.1k
up to 8.3k


up to 520
up to 245
up to 76k
up to 54k


up to 500 / 510
up to 330 / 415
up to 53.5k / 32k
up to 74k   / 66k


≥ 2,000,000 hours


500 G, 0.5 ms duration,
half-sine wave
1,500 G, 0.5 ms duration,
half-sine wave
500 G, 1 ms duration,
half-sine wave


20 G, 80-2,000 Hz 50 G, 80-2,000 Hz 20 G, 80-2,000 Hz


85 % RH 85°C, 1,000 hrs


3.3 V ± 5 %

Features & Tools

E2E Data Path Protection
Advanced Wear Leveling & Bad Block management
In-field firmware update
SBDM Tool & SDK for S.M.A.R.T. based Life Time Monitoring
AES 256 Encryption (optional)

Proven Power Fail Safety
DRAM supported FTL
Advanced Wear Leveling & Bad Block management
In-field firmware update
SBDM Tool & SDK for S.M.A.R.T. based Life Time Monitoring
F-6x: AES 256 Encryption (optional)

Proven Power Fail Safety
Advanced Wear Leveling & Bad Block management
In-field firmware update
SBDM Tool & SDK for S.M.A.R.T. based Life Time Monitoring

Data care management
Data Care Management

Various effects like data retention, read disturb limits, or temperature can impact data reliability. The latest generation of Swissbit products use special methods to maintain and refresh the data for higher data integrity.

Electrostatic discharge and electromagnetic interference
ESD and EMI safe

The product designs are in line with the latest regulations for electrostatic discharge and electromagnetic interference. Swissbit strives to exceed these limits with our own in-house technology and production capabilities, for example with System-in-Package (SiP) competence.

Life Time Monitoring (LTM)
Life time monitoring (LTM)

The Swissbit Life Time Monitoring feature enables users to access the memory device’s detailed Life Time Status and allows prediction of imminent failure, avoiding unexpected data loss. This feature uses an extended S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) interface or vendor-specific commands to retrieve the Flash product information.

Power Fail Protection & Recovery
Power fail protection

Intelligent Power Fail Protection and Recovery protects data from unexpected power loss. During an unintentional shutdown, firmware routines and an intelligent hardware architecture ensure that all system and user data will be stored to the NAND.

Read-only optimized
Read-only optimized

In many industrial applications the data is written to the NAND Flash once and is only read afterwards. For such cases, the firmware can be optimized in order to guarantee the highest possible data retention and less read disturb.

Secure erase
Secure erase (Sanitize / Purge) / Fast erase

This feature uses an uninterruptable sequence of data erase commands. Even a power off can’t stop the process, which will continue upon restoration of power. The optional enhanced feature allows the customer to sanitize the data according to different standards like DoD, NSA, IREC, etc. The purge algorithm can be started by a software command or through a hardware pin.

Shock & Vibration
Shock and vibration

Robustness is one of our key specification targets. The design, assembly and use of selected materials guarantee an extremely solid design which has been validated by extensive testing.

Temperature sensor
Temperature sensor

The sensor allows the host hardware or software to monitor the memory device temperature to improve data reliability in the target application environment.

TRIM support
Trim support

The TRIM command allows the operating system to inform the SSD which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped out internally, which increases system performance in following write accesses. With TRIM Support data scrap can be deleted in advance, which otherwise would slow down future write operations to the involved blocks.

Write Amplification Factor
WAF reduction

The WAF (write amplification factor) for MLC-based products is reduced by combining a paged based FW block management with a powerful card architecture and configuration settings.

Wear leveling
Wear leveling

Sophisticated Wear Leveling and Bad Block Management ensure that Flash cells are sparingly and equally used in order to prolong life time of the device.

Wide temperature support
Wide temperature support

Swissbit‘s embedded memory and storage solutions are designed and approved for reliable operation over a wide temperature range. The products are verified at temperature corners and prestressed with a burn-in operating functional test (Test During Burn In – TDBI).