Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has introduced a 1GB CompactFlash card (designated the THNCF1G02MA), the highest density of CompactFlash currently available in a standard Type-I format.
There’s a need for higher-capacity flash cards due to the increased popularity of higher-resolution digital cameras that enable storage of digital video, MP3 players, and other digital consumer products such as PDAs, said Brian Kumagai, business development manager for NAND flash memory products at Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC).
The THNCF1G02MA 1GB CompactFlash Card incorporates four 2GB memory devices and a controller. It achieves a sustained write speed of 1.5 megabytes per second (MB/s) and a sustained read speed of 6.5MB/s. The device is housed in a 3.3 millimeter (mm) thick card to meet the requirements of the CompactFlash Association Type-I Specification.
Samples of Toshiba’s THNCF1G02MA 1GB CompactFlash are available now in OEM (original equipment manufacturers) quantities, priced at US$700 each. Toshiba will sell the CompactFlash cards directly to OEMs and channel partners to address retail and other channels under their respective brands.