Toshiba just announced that they will produce the first Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC).
The new standard for Secure Digital is SDHC and the first memory that will be produced using this technique will be a 4GB SD.
The new memory card conforms to the SD memory card ver. 2.00 standard introduced by the SD Card Association (SDA) which enables capacities greater than 2-gigabytes to be achieved and features minimum SD Speed Class Ratings to achieve optimal performance for FAT32-enabled hosts.
These higher capacity memory cards are intended for use in applications such as digital video cameras and digital cameras capable of recording video segments and high-resolution pictures, or to provide storage for a larger number of digital photos.
“Our new SDHC cards are an important development in the SD card family to provide higher capacity storage to support video storage applications in camcorders and digital cameras,” said Brian Kumagai, business development manager, NAND Flash.
As protection, Toshiba newest memory cards will use CPRM advanced copyright protection function.
The Toshiba 4GB SDHC memory card (SD-M04G) is scheduled for availability in September 2006.