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Encyclopedia > MiniSD

Announced for the first time by SanDisk Corporation (http://www.sandisk.com/) at CeBIT 2003, the miniSD joined the MemoryStick Duo and xD-Picture Card at this small Form factor. A crowded exhibition hall during CeBIT 2000. ... 128 MB Memory Stick with MagicGate support Memory Stick is a format for removable flash memory data storage devices, created by Sony in October 1998 as an alternative to CompactFlash, Secure Digital, Multi Media Card, and SmartMedia for use in their own devices. ... xD-Picture Card compared in size with a US 1 cent coin The xD-Picture Card is a flash memory memory card format developed and introduced to the market in July 2002 by Olympus and Fujifilm, and manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation. ... Form factor refers to the linear dimensions and configuration of a device as distinguished from other measures of size (for example Gigabytes; a measure of storage size): in computing, form factor is used to describe the size and format of PC motherboards (see AT, ATX, BTX), but also of hard...


The miniSD card was adopted in 2003 by the SD Association (http://www.sdcard.org/) as an ultra-small form factor extension to the SD card standard. While the new cards were designed especially for use in mobile phones, they are packaged with a miniSD adapter which enables compatibility with all devices equipped with a standard SD Memory Card slot. 16Mb SD Card Secure Digital, or SD, is a flash memory data storage device based on Toshibas earlier Multi Media Cards (MMC). ...


Specifications

  miniSD Card SD Memory Card
Width 20 mm 24 mm
Length 21.5 mm 32 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm 2.1 mm
Card Volume 589 mm3 1,596 mm3
Weight Approx. 1 g Approx. 2 g
Operating Voltage 2.7 - 3.6V 2.7 - 3.6V
Write-protect Switch NO YES
Terminal Guards NO YES
Number of Pins 11 pins 9 pins

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miniSD all memory cards (255 words)
Later in that year the miniSD format was adapted by the SD Card Association as the second form factor memory card in the Secure Digital family.
MiniSD is a smaller version of the SD memory Card format, about 60% smaller in volume, and offers the same benefits as the SD Memory Card expect of the writing protection switch.
MiniSD was the second, after SD Memory Card, memory card to be adapted by the SD Card Association, which today consists of three members.
miniSD - Mini SD memory card (450 words)
MiniSD is a small memory card based on flash memory technology.
The miniSD was introduced in 2003, as a smaller version of the standard SD Memory Card, by the SD Card Association.
The main purpose for the miniSDÂ’s introduction was the need for a smaller memory card, mostly to be used in mobile phones and ultra small digital cameras.
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