SAN JOSE, Calif. - SanDisk Corp., Nikon Corp. and Sony Corp. have announced the joint development of a set of specifications that addresses the future requirements of professional photography and video markets.
The proposed and new card format technology provides a roadmap beyond CompactFlash. The proposed specifications achieve data transfer rates of up to 500 megabytes per second (MB/sec), using the PCI Express interface. The increased speeds will enable imaging and video applications that could not be accomplished using the current CompactFlash specificationís Parallel ATA (PATA) interface. CF6.0, released in November of 2010, offers maximum performance of up to 167MB/sec.
The proposed new format has the potential to extend theoretical maximum capacities beyond two terabytes (TB).
The three companies proposed the specifications to the CompactFlash Association (CFA), the international standards organization, with the intent to standardize the format.