Compact Flash Adapter

Compact Flash Adapter (IDE2CF)


The IDE2CF adapters are cost effective and easy to use adapters for connecting CompactFlash cards to the standard IDE port of your system. The adapters are build up in PC/104 form factor for an easy mechanical fastening. An optional stack through PC/104 connector for installing additional PC/104 cards is available. The adapters are electrically linked to the IDE port via standard IDE cable either, over the 44- pin 2 mm pitch or, the 40-pin 2.54 mm pitch header. The IDE2CF adapter has 1 CompactFlash slot, fitting type I and II cards. So on the adapter any CompactFlash Storage Card can be used.

With the IDE2CF adapter the storage cards are used like IDE hard disks, they are not hot plug capable. If you require hot plugging support, use the PCCARD Module of MPL AG.

IDE2CF Specialities

Technical Features

Compact Flash Interface
Card Types supported CompactFlash Storage Cards type I and II only Use the PCCARD Module for other card types!
Interface Voltage 5V only  

Power +5VDC +/-5% via 44-pin IDE connector or through PC/104 connector
Temperature Range -20°C up to 70°C  
Humidity 5% - 95% non condensing  

Operating Systems
All Operating Systems that support IDE media will work with the IDE2CF. However, please note that Hot-Plug support for standard IDE media is not supported by most operating systems.

IDE2CF Versions

IDE2CF-[Slots][PC/104 Connector][IDE Connector][Slot Style]
1 Single CompactFlash Slot
PC/104 Connector:
A PC/104 stack-through connector assembled
N No PC/104 stack-through connector
IDE Connector:
40 40-pin, 2.54 mm pitch IDE connector assembled
44 44-pin, 2 mm pitch IDE connector assembled
Slot Style:
  slot overlapping module edge for external accessibility
i slot lockable on PC/104 module, no access from outside
Example: IDE2CF-1N40
  • Single Slot
  • No PC/104 connector
  • 40-pin IDE connector
  • slot style external accessibility

For further customer specific versions, please contact MPL AG.

Extended Temperature Option

Reference Description
XTEST-1 Extended temperature test, -40°C up to +85°C

For deployment in harsh environments, the IDE2CF can be ordered in an extended temperature version. Every system needs to pass various tests in a climate chamber to prove that it will perform flawless over the temperature range indicated.

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