CompactFlash™ Connectors

Store More Memories

TE offers a comprehensive line of headers for CompactFlash.

CompactFlash storage cards are small, removable, mass-storage devices. They electrically comply with CompactFlash Association standards, the PC Card ATA standard, and run in True IDE mode. These 50-position cards typically hold between 32 MB and 2 GB of memory and are about the size of a matchbook. TE’s connectors include headers that can accept Type I (3.3mm thick) or Type II (5.0mm thick) storage cards, flush and raised mounting heights, and ejectors. TE CompactFlash card connectors also provide electrostatic discharge protection.

3.3mm

Thickness of Type I

5.0mm

Thickness of Type II

2GB

Compact, but holds a lot of data!

CompactFlash Connectors

Where are they used?
  • Desktop and laptop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Smart phones
  • Data recorders
  • Slot machines
  • Industrial and embedded computers
Desktop Computer
Desktops
Laptop Computers
Laptops
Digital Camera
Digital cameras
Smart Phone
Smart phones

100yr

CompactFlash storage card life expectancy

According to the CompactFlash website, a CompactFlash card can be expected to last around a hundred years. It would appear that this technology beats the silver-fish-eaten photo album of old! TE is pleased to provide the header into which Type I or Type II of these storage cards are accepted.

Features

  • Robust surface-mountable designs
  • Proven PCMCIA contact technology 
  • Accepts hardware for mechanical mounting 
  • Top- and bottom-mounting styles 
  • Right-angle and vertical orientations
     

Did You Know?

A header is the female version of a pin header (an electrical connector with pins, used on the outside of a device). The header is typically used on the inside of the device.