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

Toshiba: World's First NFC Built-in SDHC Memory Card (Photo: Business Wire)

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2015 International CES

TOKYO--()--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.

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.

* Product names above are for the Japanese market.
* Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
* Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.
* For the latest information about this product, please visit:
http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/wwsite/index.htm

Customer Inquiries:
Memory New Business Development Department
Tel: +81-3-3457-3451

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Koji Takahata, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

Release Summary

Toshiba has launched the world’s first SDHC memory card with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) functions. Sales of the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB cards will start from February 2015.

Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Koji Takahata, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp