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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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Panasonic, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of a range of electronic products, has launched its first 64 GB and 48 GB SDXC memory cards.
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Offering our customers removable SanDisk flash memory cards provides a great deal of flexibility in allowing people to manage their downloaded music, both on their personal computer and on their mobile phone," said Patrick Bucci, Verizon Wireless director of accessory products.
Lexar LockTight CompactFlash and Secure Digital flash memory cards are two products within the company's comprehensive line of cards and accessories developed for professional photographers.
Chuang explained that with SanDisk high-performance CompactFlash cards currently reaching 8 gigabytes(1) in capacity -- and with higher capacities expected in the near future -- flash memory cards "now have enough capacity to make them a viable alternative to the use of hard disk drives in professional camcorders.
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The MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) is the open standard organization that defines the physical, functional and interface specifications of MultiMediaCards (MMCs), the postage-stamp size, removable memory cards used in mobile phone, digital imaging and portable consumer electronics applications.
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The performance of our new memory card allows for a high-speed transfer of large files at all points in the digital photography process including during image capture and throughout the downloading process to the photographer's computer, directly addressing the needs of today's photographers," said John Omvik, director of professional product marketing, Lexar.
Lexar Professional 300x speed-rated flash memory cards will be available in April.
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