Solid State Disk Targets New Industrial Data Storage Applications

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The newest member of the Adtron Flashpak family of IDE flash disks, the Adtron I25F Entry-Point Flashpak™, is a solid state disk designed to deliver improved solutions for industrial applications. Shipments of the new IDE flash disk have already been scheduled to Siemens AG for December 2005.

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Solid state disk manufacturer Adtron, the industry leader in delivering smart data storage solutions to the industrial marketplace, announced today the availability of the I25F Flashpak™ IDE flash disk specifically targeted for new industrial applications. As the latest member of the Adtron Flashpak family, the I25F delivers the same high reliability, durability and long-life characteristics that customers expect from Adtron solid state disks. The I25F lowers the economic barriers traditionally associated with high quality solid state technology.

Siemens AG, headquartered in Munich Germany, has adopted the I25F as an integral part of the SITET® 650 TF control panel for the ES64U4 locomotive platform. “The decision to implement solid state flash disks was based on cost effectiveness, performance under extreme temperatures, vibration durability, and fast startup times,” stated Friedrich Pook, Product Manager, for Siemens AG, Division I&S EDM. “A major requirement was to bring the control panel online as fast as possible. The I25F boot times were significantly faster than alternatives.”

The I25F introduces solid state flash disk technology to markets that previously could not justify the investment relative to the performance of other commercially available products. Like all Adtron Flashpak solid state flash disks, the I25F is based on single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash, the most reliable media choice for industrial markets, and is subject to the same rigorous Adtron quality testing. “In evaluating the market for flash disks, there is a significant pricing gap between traditional low-end media and solid state flash disks suited for industrial applications,” stated Wieslaw Wojtczak, Adtron Flashpak Product Line Manager. “The I25F bridges this gap and provides a viable alternative to OEMs who might otherwise be forced into selecting CF cards, PCMCIA cards, or notebook IDE hard disk drives as the storage medium for their industrial equipment.”

With a capacity range from 256 MBytes to 8 GBytes, the I25F flash disk supports standard IDE transfer modes, PIO 0-4 and MultiWord DMA 0-2. Solid state media options include either commercial (0 to 70 degrees C) or industrial (-40 to 85 degrees C) temperatures. Single unit pricing for a 4 GByte I25F flash drive with a commercial temperature rating is $546. For more information, contact Adtron Sales at 602-735-0300.

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About Adtron

Founded in 1985, Adtron is a leading designer and global supplier of disk-based and solid state embedded data storage solutions for the telecom, defense/aerospace, industrial automation, medical, and transportation markets. Incorporating standard form factors (including 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch, cPCI, ATCA and VME) and based on proven Adtron™ SmartStorage™ architecture, Adtron products are designed to meet the stringent requirements of the world’s most demanding industrial applications. The Adtron Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2000 certified. Adtron is headquartered in Phoenix Arizona with channels in all global markets. Learn more about Adtron at

Flashpak™ is a trademark of Adtron Corporation in the United States.

EUROSPRINTER®, SITET® are registered trademarks of Siemens AG.

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