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memory card

[′mem·rē ‚kärd]
(computer science)
A small card, typically with dimensions of about 2 × 3 inches (5 × 8 centimeters), that can store information, usually in integrated circuits or magnetic strips.

memory card

(1) A user-replaceable module in a computer that holds RAM chips. "Memory card" mostly refers to flash chips in definition #2 below. See memory module.

(2) A removable module that contains non-volatile flash memory chips used for storage in digital cameras and mobile devices. The major card types are SD Cards, Memory Sticks and CompactFlash; the SD Card family being the most popular. See flash memory, memory card reader, SD Card, Memory Stick and CompactFlash.


Digital Film
Flash-based memory cards are 21st century "film." This digital SLR camera uses SD Cards, the most popular memory card type.







Memory Cards
Ever since digital cameras came on the scene in the late 1990s, a variety of memory cards have been developed.
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Adding these security capabilities will enable flash memory cards to be used in new applications, such as: secure data transfer, content purchase and electronic payment.
Content is driving the demand for higher capacity flash memory cards in mobile phones.
SanDisk's removable flash memory cards represent the most convenient way for people to store, transfer and play music on their handsets, so we are delighted to work with Verizon Wireless on this new product introduction.
Commenting on the trends in card capacity, Stephen Entwistle, Vice President of the company's Strategic Technologies Practice, added, "In 2005 the average capacity of memory cards sold for use in cellphones was 112MB per card.
Both companies were looking to make the digital imaging workflow more productive and satisfying for our customers," said Dave Klenske, director of product marketing, memory card business unit, Lexar.
The new memory cards support wider bus widths (x1, x4, x8) and a clock frequency of 52megahertz (MHz) to enable faster data transition rates.
99* and includes two standard AA alkaline batteries, a 16MB MMC Memory card, a USB interface cable, an AV cable a wrist strap, and Canon's software suite.
The SanDisk miniSD, a thumbnail-sized flash memory card designed to meet the needs of the mobile phone market, is the smallest flash memory card available today.
Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today introduced two new professional-grade flash memory card readers designed to deliver increased download speeds from the card to a computer.
com) develops and manufactures optical data storage products and systems, including LaserCard optical memory cards and chip-ready Smart/Optical cards (a combination of optical memory card and smart card).