Three new SDHC cards launched by Toshiba offer some impressive read/write speeds, being compliant with the version 3 standard. The 8, 16 and 32GB cards are all capable of 95MB/s read speeds and 80MB/s write speeds, and are part of the UHS-I range.

Also released are three MicroSD cards at the 4, 8 and 16GB sizes. Prices have yet to be confirmed, check the additional pages to this article or Toshiba.com for more details.

Toshiba announcement

Berlin, Germany, September 2 – Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), a leading innovator in NAND flash memory technologies and solutions, today announced the launch of 8 gigabyte (GB), 16GB and 32GB SDHC UHS-I Cards, all compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 3.0 (SD 3.0), UHS 104, that deliver the world’s fastest[1] data read and write speeds[2]. Toshiba also extended its industry leadership in memory card solutions by unveiling the world’s first microSDHC UHS-I Cards delivering 4GB, 8GB and16GB capacities.

Mass production of the new SDHC UHS-I Cards and sample shipments of the new microSDHC UHS-I Cards will start this November.

The new SDHC UHS-I Cards are the world’s first memory cards compliant with SD 3.0, UHS104, and introduce a new level of ultra-fast read and write speeds to NAND flash based memory cards: a maximum read speed of 95MB per sec, and a write speed of 80MB per sec.
The new microSDHC UHS-I Cards are the world’s first microSDHC memory cards compliant with SD 3.0, UHS50, and they also offer the world’s fastest read and write speeds in their class: a maximum read speed of 40MB per sec and a write speed of 20MB per sec.

Image shooting and sharing applications continue to grow in popularity, spurring demand for storage devices and applications that can capture high quality images and videos. The new SD 3.0 specifications meet strong demand in the SD card market and combine increased data capacity with the fast data transfer rates essential for such applications as burst shooting with digital single lens reflex cameras and other advanced digital still cameras, HD digital camcorders, and high speed transfers of data between hardware.

The high level specs and wide range of cards announced by Toshiba will support developers in bringing exciting applications to future generations of consumer products. By further enhancing its SD Memory Card line-ups with products offering larger capacities and higher data transfer speeds, Toshiba will continue to meet market demand, and to lead the NAND flash memory market.
The expanded new card series will be featured at the IFA 2010, in Berlin, Germany from September 3, and PHOTOKINA 2010, in Koln, Germany.
Note:
[1]
As of September 2, 2010.
[2]
Maximum read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.
Outline of New SD Memory Cards
1. SDHC UHS-I Cards
Note: Product names above are for the Japanese market.
For further information about Toshiba’s memory card solutions, please visit
http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/english/index.htm





Product Name

Capacity

Maximum

Read Speed

Maximum Write Speed

Price

Start of

Mass production

THNSU032GAA21L

32GB

95MB/s

80MB/s

Open

Nov., 2010

THNSU016GAA21K

16GB

95MB/s

80MB/s

Open

Dec., 2010

THNSU008GAA21J

8GB

95MB/s

80MB/s

Open

Dec., 2010

2. microSDHC UHS-I Cards






Product Name

Capacity

Maximum

Read Speed

Maximum Write Speed

Price

Start of

Sample shipping

THNSU016GBB2A0

16GB

40MB/s

20MB/s

Open

Nov., 2010

THNSU008GBB2A0

8GB

40MB/s

20MB/s

Open

Nov., 2010

THNSU004GBB2A0

4GB

40MB/s

20MB/s

Open

Nov., 2010

Note: Product names above are for the
Japanese market.




Key Features


1. SDHC UHS-I Cards (32GB, 16GB, 8GB)


(1)


Supports UHS104, a new ultra high speed SD
interface, and the highest standard in the new SD 3.0, which provides 104MB per
sec. bus speed on the SD interface. It realizes a maximum read speed of 95MB
per sec and a write speed of 80MB per sec.


(2)


Provides the conventional SD
interfaces-3.3V signal voltage for the DS mode (SD clock 25MHz and 12.5MB per
sec) and the HS mode (SD clock 50MHz and 25MB per sec)-and is interoperable
with existing SDHC host devices compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.
2.0 (SD 2.0).


(3)


Integrates highly secure CPRM copy
protection technology.



2. microSDHC UHS-I Cards (16GB, 8GB, 4GB)


(1)


Supports UHS50, a new ultra high speed SD
interface compliant with the new SD 3.0, which provides 50MB per sec. bus speed
on the SD interface. It realizes a maximum read speed of 40MB per sec and a
write speed of 20MB per sec, the fastest speed yet achieved in the microSD
industry.


(2)


Provides the conventional SD
interfaces-3.3V signal voltage for the DS mode (SD clock 25MHz and 12.5MB per
sec) and the HS mode (SD clock 50MHz and 25MB per sec)-and is interoperable
with existing microSDHC host devices compliant with the SD 2.0.


(3)


Compliant with DDR 50 (SD Clock 50MHz),
with double the bus transfer rate (50MB/s) comparing with the existing HS mode
at the same SD clock frequency.


(4)


Integrates highly secure CPRM copy
protection technology.




Specifications


1. SDHC UHS-I Cards














Product Name

THNSU032GAA21L

THNSU016GAA21K

THNSU008GAA21J

Speed

Class

UHS-I Mode

UHS Speed Class 1

SD Mode

Speed Class 10

Compliant Standard

SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 3.0

Interface

SD Interface: UHS104

Signal Voltage

1.8V, SD Clock: 208MHz (Max)

Power Supply Voltage

2.7 – 3.6V

Card capacity

32GB

16GB

8GB

Maximum Read Speed

95MB/s

Maximum Write Speed

80MB/s

Exterior Dimensions

32.0 × 24.0 × 2.1(mm)

Weight Approx.

approx. 2g

2. microSDHC UHS-I Cards














Product Name

THNSU016GBB2A0

THNSU008GBB2A0

THNSU004GBB2A0

Speed

Class

UHS-I Mode

UHS Speed Class 1

SD Mode

Speed Class 10

Compliant Standard

SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 3.0

Interface

SD Interface: UHS50 (DDR50 compliant )

Signal Voltage

1.8V, SD Clock: 100MHz (Max)

Power Supply Voltage

2.7 – 3.6V

Card capacity

16GB

8GB

4GB

Maximum Read Speed

40MB/s

Maximum Write Speed

20MB/s

Exterior Dimensions

15.0 × 11.0 × 1.0(mm)

Weight Approx.

approx. 0.4g



 

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