Toshiba Launches World's First SDHC Card with NFC

January 8, 2015 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment |

Toshiba today announced the upcoming launch of the world’s first SDHC memory card with built-in NFC functionality. The new product utilizes the features of NFC technology to exchange data simply with a touch. By holding an NFC-enabled Android smartphone, with the app “Memory Card Preview” installed, over the memory cards lets you preview the available storage space, as well as a maximum of 16 thumbnails of the photos stored in the card.. Sales of the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB cards will start from February 2015.

Toshiba Press Release

Toshiba Launches World's First NFC Built-in SDHC Memory Card

“Memory Card Preview” installed smartphones lets you see what is stored inside the card

TOKYO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the launch of the world’s first[1] SDHC memory card with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) functions. Sales of the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB[2] cards will start from February 2015. The new cards will be featured at 2015 International CES, in Las Vegas, U.S.A., from January 6 to January 9.

“Committed to People, Committed to the Future”

In order to find out what is stored inside SD memory cards, you usually need to put them into PCs or digital cameras. The new product utilizes the features of NFC technology to exchange data simply with a touch. By holding an NFC-enabled AndroidTM smartphone, with the app “Memory Card Preview” [3] installed, over the memory cards lets you preview the available storage space, as well as 16 thumbnails (max.) of the photos stored in the card.

Main Specifications

Series Name   NFC built-in SDHC Memory Card
Part Numbers

THNNF008GDA-B(8GB)
THNNF016GDA-B(16GB)
THNNF032GDA-B(32GB)

Capacity 8GB / 16GB / 32GB
Interface SD Interface UHS-I
Speed Class

UHS Speed Class: UHS Speed Class 1
SD Speed Class: Class10

NFC Standard NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
Radio Frequency 13.56MHz
Smartphones Requirements NFC-enabled Android™ Smartphones

(Android 4.0-4.4)

Power Supply Voltage 2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard SD Memory Card Standard
Exterior Dimensions 32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx. 2g
Operating Environment  

• Use with SDXC / SDHC-compatible devices which support the card capacity shown on the card.

• Compliant with the new UHS-I specification for ultra-high speed interfaces for SD Memory Card Standard. UHS-I mode is only available with UHS-I compatible devices.

• Temperature : -25 to 85 ℃

• Humidity : 30 to 80% RH (no condensation)

Notes:

[1] As of January 6, 2015. Toshiba survey.
[2] The product is labeled based on the memory chip(s) it contains, not the amount of memory capacity available for data storage by the end user. Part of the capacity is reserved for card functionality. Minimum consumer-usable memory capacity is approximately 7.2GB for 8GB products, approximately 14.4GB for 16GB products and approximately 28.8GB for 32GB products.
(For purposes of measuring memory capacity in this context, 1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes.)
[3] Smartphone app “Memory Card Preview” will be available free of charge from Google PlayTM Store at the same timing as the start of sales of the new product.



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