The Info List - Miniature Card

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Miniature Card
Miniature Card
or MiniCard was a flash or SRAM memory card standard first promoted by Intel
in 1995. The card was backed by Advanced Micro Devices, Fujitsu
and Sharp Electronics. They are no longer manufactured. The Miniature Card
Miniature Card
Implementers Forum (MCIF) promoted this standard for consumer electronics, such as PDAs and palmtops, digital audio recorders, digital cameras and early smartphones. The Miniature Card
Miniature Card
is 37 × 45 × 3.5 mm thick and can have devices on both sides of the substrate. Its 60-pin connector was a memory-only subset of PCMCIA and featured 16-bit data and 24-bit address bus with 3.3 or 5-volt signaling. Miniature Cards support Attribute Information Structure (AIS) in the I²C
identification EEPROM. The Miniature Card
Miniature Card
format competed with SmartMedia
and CompactFlash cards, also released during the mid-1990s, and the earlier, larger Type I PC Cards. Ultimately, CompactFlash
and SmartMedia
cards were more successful in the consumer electronics market. Philips Velo
Philips Velo
500 and CISCO 800 and 1700 used Miniature Cards. See also[edit]

Linear Flash

External links[edit]

"Image and data about MiniCard from PCMCIA.org" at the Wayback Machine (archived August 29, 2007)

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Memory card
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(CF, CFast) CFexpress Express Card JEIDA MultiMediaCard
(MMC) Memory Stick
Memory Stick
(MS, MS-PRO, MS-PRO HG, MS-XC) miCard Microdrive
(MD) MiniCard P2 (MicroP2) PC Card
PC Card
(PCMCIA, CardBus, CardBay) Secure Digital
Secure Digital
(SDSC, SDHC, SDXC) SmartMedia
(SM) SxS Universal Flash Storage
Universal Flash Storage
(UFS) USB xD-Picture XQD

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