Serving the Critical Data Storage Needs
of Industrial and OEM Customers



Fortasa's Industrial CompactFlash card provides the most reliable and high performance non-volatile storage in an industry standard form factor.

Technical Specifications

Industrial High Performance CompactFlash (MLC-based) - CF6 - Rev 1.2 Data Sheet Industrial High Performance CompactFlash (SLC-based) - CF6 - Rev 1.5 Data Sheet Industrial Low Capacity CompactFlash (SLC-based) - CF3 - Rev 1.1 Data Sheet


Offering extensive shock and vibration protection Industrial CompactFlash card is the storage solution of choice for the most extreme environmental applications.

Fortasa CompactFlash card is fully compatible with CF Type I (3.3mm) and Type II (5.0 mm) socket. Fortasa's Industrial CompactFlash cards are manufactured with either high reliability SLC NAND Flash or cost effective MLC NAND Flash components in both Standard (0 to 70°C) and Industrial (-40°C to 85°C) Temperature grades. Fortasa CF cards can be tuned to deliver the optimal combination of performance, capacity, longevity and environmental toughness for any demanding requirement. With capacity range from 128MB to 256GB and Read and Write performance of over 100MB/sec. Fortasa's CompactFlash card solutions can benefit any industrial application.

As part of our legacy support services, we can customize our CF card firmware to match the critical parameters (C/H/S and DMA settings, removable/non-removable configuration, etc.) with the customer's existing legacy component.

As an added feature, Fortasa has developed a CompactFlash solution with an optional external Write Protect switch that prevents any destructive (Write or Erase) command from modifying any of the pre-loaded data.

Fortasa CompactFlash cards Provide a Direct Cross Reference to WD/SiliconSystems CF cards.


  • Compliant with upto CFA 6.0 specifications
  • High Performance - Upto 115 MB/sec (Read / Write)
  • SLC and MLC NAND-flash Based
  • Built-in HW ECC and SMART Functions
  • Advanced wear-levelling and Block Management
  • Intelligent Power Failure Recovery
  • Shock resistance and Anti-vibration
  • Low power consumption
  • Write Protect Switch (optional)


Model Name CF3 CF6-M CF6
CFA Spec Compliance 3 6 6
Connector Type Model - 50-pin
Flash Type SLC MLC SLC
Form Factor CompactFlash Type I, 36.4mm (W) x 42.8mm (H) x 3.3mm (T)
Capacities 128MB~16GB 8GB~128GB 16GB~64GB
Transfer Mode PIO Mode-6; MW-DMA Mode-4; UDMA Mode-4 PIO Mode-6; MW-DMA Mode-4; UDMA Mode-7 PIO Mode-6; MW-DMA Mode-4; UDMA Mode-7
Sustained Read/Write Performance Standard: 35/15; High Speed: 35/25 90/60 115/80
ECC Support Up to 8 bit correction per 512 bytes (BCH) Up to 72 bit correction per 1K bytes (BCH) Up to 72 bit correction per 1K bytes (BCH)
Industrial Op Temp.(°C) -40~+85
Optional Features Write Protect Switch
Standard Op Temp.(°C) 0~70
Storage Temp.(°C) -40~+100
Shock 50G
Vibration 15G
Humidity 5% to 95%
MTBF (hours) >2,000,000 >1,000,000 >2,000,000
Standard Configuration Standard (STD), Non-Removable Setting (NR), Non-DMA (ND), Industrial Temp. (I)
Certification CE, EN55022, CISPR 22, EN55024, EN6100 FCC, Part 15 Class B, MIL-STD-810F, RoHS