Monday, December 15, 2008

Memory card

A memory card or flash memory card is a solid-state electronic flash memory data storage device used with digital cameras, handheld and Mobile computers, telephones, music players, video game consoles, and other electronics. They present high re-record-ability, power-free storage, small form factor, and rocky environmental specifications. There are also non-solid-state memory cards that do not use flash memory, and there are dissimilar types of flash memory.

There are many different types of memory cards and jobs they are used for. Some common places comprise in digital cameras, game consoles, cell phones, and industrial applications. PC card (PCMCIA) were among first commercial memory card formats (type I cards) to come out in the 1990s, but are now merely mainly used in industrial applications and for I/O jobs (using types I/II/III), as a connection normal for devices (such as a modem). Also in 1990s, a number of memory card formats smaller than PC Card came out, including CompactFlash, SmartMedia, and Miniature Card. In other areas, little embedded memory cards (SID) were used in cell phones, game consoles started using proprietary memory card formats, and devices like PDAs and digital music players started using detachable memory cards.

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