Hitachi started to produce ultraminiature RS-MMC
Less than in a week after the adoption of Reduced Size MultiMediaCards (RS-MMC) by MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) the first maker emerged Hitachi, that announced 16MB (HB28H016RM2), 32MB (HB28D032RM2), and 64MB (HB28B064RM2) RS-MMC. Sample shipments will start early next week.
New RS-MMC cards feature 7-pin interface, 18x24x1.4mm dimensions, suitable for portable devices, including phones, PDAs, etc.
New cards weigh 0.8 g, provide 1.7 Mb/s read, 1.0 Mb/s write. Cards require 28 mA for reading, 33 mA for writing at 2.7-3.6V. Naturally, at first RS-MMC cards will be sold with adapters.
Hitachi plans to release 128 Mb and 256 Mb RS-MMC cards in 2003 as well.
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