The CompactFlash format has provided a rugged and durable format for the industrial/embedded market. The range of industrial/embedded applications is very broad but includes the following applications:
The requirements for the the industrial/embedded market continue to grow and evolve. In response, CFA continues to develop advances to the traditional CF format as well as development of new standards to meet the ever increasing performance and reliability demands of the industrial/embedded market. In 2008, CFA introduced CFast(TM) in response to market requests for a Serial ATA based solution for industrial/embedded chip-sets that were migrating to the Serial ATA interface.