Fremont, CA--November 26, 1996--SMART Modular Technologies Inc. (Fremont, CA) announced its new line of 2-Mbyte and 4-Mbyte Flash Miniature Cards, the small form factor removable digital media supported by the Miniature Card Implementers Forum (MCIF).
SMART's Flash Miniature Cards are designed for hand-held consumer applications such as digital still cameras, digital audio recorders, advanced pagers, cellular phones, PDAs, and hand-held computers. Since Miniature Cards contain no moving parts, they provide reliable operation in conditions that can normally be hostile to data. Miniature Cards can store voice, image, or text data.
SMART's Flash Miniature Card is a matchbook-sized Flash memory card that provides an alternative to other small form factor memory cards such as CompactFlash and Solid State Floppy Disk Cards (SSFDC) for hand-held consumer applications. The card allows easy data transfer to PCs and notebook computers through an adapter card to integrate images and voice in interactive presentations and other PC applications.
The cards are MCIF specification compliant and support read/write operation from both 5V or 3.3V voltage supplies. Maximum access time at 5V is 100ns; at 3.3V 150ns. The cards also feature automated program suspend capabilities that are optimized for data storage applications. The Miniature Card specification supports densities up to 64 Mbytes of flash storage, offers write protection, and avoids the expense of putting a controller and random-logic circuitry on-board to interface with a system. A rugged elastomeric connector contains rows of silicon with silver threads embedded in it, eliminating the need for fragile pins.
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