|Toshiba 8GB SDHC memory card|
Nic Rossmüller : December 4th 2006 - 17:40 CET
Toshiba 8GB SDHC memory card : Toshiba announced the global launch of the latest addition to its new series of high-capacity SDHC Memory Cards: the industry’s first 8-gigabyte (GB) Class 4 memory card. The new card will be introduced in early January 2007, alongside the 4GB products launched in September, and will give Toshiba a larger commercially available lineup in high performance SD Memory Cards. The SDHC (SD High Capacity) Memory Card is based on the SD Card Association’s SD Specifications Ver2.00, which defines high capacity, high performance enhancements to market-leading SD Memory Cards. The new card meets the Class 4 standard, a speed standard that requires a data write speed of at least 4GB/second. |
Toshiba 8GB SD flash memory|
Toshiba is first in the industry to announce the launch of Class 4 8GB SDHC memory card. SDHC Memory Cards are expected to find wide application in digital video and still cameras, and Toshiba is enhancing global distribution of its new cards. The SD memory card was jointly developed in 1999 by Toshiba Corporation, SanDisk Corporation and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (best known for its Panasonic brand name products). SD memory cards have been widely adopted worldwide. Toshiba has shipped more than 200 million memory cards and is currently the world’s second largest supplier of NAND Flash memory. The addition of the SDHC card to the Toshiba SD Card family addresses the growing demand for high capacity storage.
Toshiba 8GB secure digital memory card - Features
8GB capacity supports capture of video images and high resolution still images. The new card can record a maximum of 3 hours 10 minutes of standard definition video in the MPEG2 format. Meets Class 4 in the “SD Speed Class”, requiring high speed writing of at least 4MB per second, up to 6MB per second
Toshiba 8GB SDHC flash memory - Specifications
• Maximum Write Speed: 6MB / Second
• Power Supply Voltage: 2.7 - 3.6V
• Compatible Standard: SD Memory Card Ver2.00 standard compatible
• File Format: FAT323
• Size: 24 x 32 x 2.1mm
• Weight: Approximately 2g
Toshiba SDHC memory card - Availability
The Toshiba 8GB SDHC memory card (SD-HC008) is scheduled for availability in December. The Toshiba SD Memory Card family now includes standard SD memory cards, as well as miniSD, microSD and SDHC cards. The entire SD card line features cryptographic security, protection of copyrighted data, high-data transfer rate for fast copy/download and high storage capacity. TAEC currently offers a wide selection of SD Memory Cards with storage capacities of 512MB, 1GB and 2GB in the standard (blue) product family, and a higher performance (white) family of cards in 512MB and 1GB capacities. The Toshiba SD Memory card line-up now includes miniSD in capacities ranging from 512MB to 2GB card, microSD cards in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB capacities, and 4GB and 8GB SDHC cards.
NAND flash memory background
As a recognized pioneer in flash technology, Toshiba was a principal innovator of NAND- and NOR-type Flash technology in the 1980’s. Toshiba maintains leadership in Flash technology today, with a complete line of NAND memory in densities from 512 megabit (Mb) to 16Gb to meet various application requirements. NAND Flash has become one of the leading technologies for solid-state storage applications because of its high-speed programming capability, high-speed erasing, and low cost. The sequential nature (serial access) of NAND-based Flash memory provides notable advantages for these block-oriented data storage applications. Toshiba’s NAND Flash memory products are optimized for general solid-state storage, image file storage and audio for applications such as solid-state disk drives, digital cameras, audio appliances, set-top boxes and industrial storage.
Combining quality and flexibility with design engineering expertise, TAEC brings a breadth of advanced, next-generation technologies to its customers. This broad offering includes memory and flash memory-based storage solutions, a broad range of discrete devices, displays, medical tubes, ASICs, custom SOCs, microprocessors, microcontrollers and wireless components for the computing, wireless, networking, automotive and digital consumer markets. TAEC is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba), Japan’s largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world’s fourth largest semiconductor manufacturer. In more than 130 years of operation, Toshiba has recorded numerous firsts and made many valuable contributions to technology and society.