Datalight FlashFX software makes resident flash memory appear to Windows CE as a disk drive, thereby creating a flash disk. FlashFX provides the logical-to-physical address translation allowing an application to use the flash components in the same way it would a disk drive.
The unique characteristics of flash memory make it ideally suited for embedded systems. Flash memory is non-volatile, has low power requirements and a rugged nature, making it superior to standard hard disks for embedded system applications. A single flash memory device can serve as ROM for the storage of code and also as a disk drive for the storage of data.