Micro multimedia

Samsung has introduced an extremely small, low-power multimedia memory card (MMC) for mobile phones that can store up to 128Mbyte of data using NAND flash memory.

Samsung has introduced an extremely small, low-power multimedia memory card (MMC) for mobile phones.

With dimensions of only 12x14x1.1mm, it’s new ‘MMCmicro’ memory card uses up to five NAND flash memory devices to achive memory densities of 32, 64 and 128 Mbyte.

The company says that the 128MByte version of the card will be able to store about 60 five megapixel digital photographs or nearly one hour of QVGA-resolution video.

Operating on either 1.8V or 3.3V, the card can be read at 10Mbit/sec and written to at 7Mbit/sec per second and can be erased and reused at least 100,000 times.

Samsung is working on standardizing the new memory card with the Multimedia Card Association (MMCA).

Research and analysis firm Gartner predicts that demand for such cards will grow at an average of 61% annually through 2007.