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Toshiba Debuts World's Fastest microSD Memory Cards

First to Comply with the High-Speed UHS-II Interface Standard

IRVINE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its industry leadership in memory card solutions, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, has introduced the world's fastest[1] microSD memory cards.  The new cards are the first in the industry to comply with the UHS-II[2] interface standard, the ultra high speed serial bus interface defined in the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.20. Available in 32GB[3] and 64GB capacities, Toshiba's new microSD memory cards offer the fastest transfer rates available, are UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, and allow high-quality 4K video capture at constant minimum write speeds of 30MB/s.  This means that 4K2K video, live broadcast and content can be recorded on high-performance cameras.

The 64GB cards offer a maximum read speed of 260MB/s[4] and a maximum write speed of 240MB/s.  The 32GB cards have a maximum read speed of 145MB/s and maximum write speed of 130MB/s, which represents an 8x write speed improvement and 2.7x read speed improvement when compared to Toshiba's current 32GB microSD UHS-I cards[5].  These faster transfer speeds reduce the time required to download large data movie and music files to smart phones and tablets, and enable camera users to shoot high resolution digital still images in a continuous high speed shooting mode.

Toshiba, the inventor of flash memory, offers a broad selection of memory cards that can be used in a variety of applications including, smart phones, digital still and video cameras, audio players, tablets, and many other portable consumer electronics devices.  The entire memory card line features cryptographic security and high-level copyright protection functions.  Looking to the future, Toshiba will continue to meet market demands by enhancing its line-up of UHS-II compliant microSD memory cards.

Sample shipments for chipset vendors and set manufacturers of smart phones and other mobile devices are available now. For more information on memory products from Toshiba, please visit http://www.toshiba.com/taec/adinfo/technologymoves or http://www.toshiba.com/taec/index.jsp.

Products

Part Number

Capacity

Maximum Transfer Speed

UHS Speed Class

Read

Write

THNSX032GAJCM4

32GB

260MB/s

240MB/s

U3

THNSX064GBK5M4

64GB

145MB/s

130MB/s

U3

Key Specifications

Part Number

THNSX032GAJCM4

THNSX064GBK5M4

Capacity

32GB

64GB

Maximum Read Speed

260MB/s

145MB/s

Maximum Write Speed

240MB/s

130MB/s

UHS Speed Class

UHS Speed Class 3

Interface

2Lane Half-Duplex

Data rate = 3.12Gbps(HD312)

Full-Duplex

Data rate = 1.56Gbps(FD156)

Power Supply Voltage

VDD1=2.7~3.6V,   VDD2=1.7V~1.95V

Compliant Standard

SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.20

File Format

FAT32

exFAT

External Dimensions

15.0mm(L)×11.0mm(W)×1.0mm(T)

Weight Approx.

Approx. 0.5g





Notes:
[1] As of April 16, 2014. Toshiba survey.
[2] UHS-II is the ultra high speed serial bus interface in SD Memory Card Standard Ver4.20 that delivers data at 156MB/s by single lane access and 312MB/s by dual lane access.
[3] Product density is identified based on the density of memory chip(s) within the Product, not the amount of memory capacity available for data storage by the end user. Consumer-usable capacity will be less due to overhead data areas, formatting, bad blocks, and other constraints, and may also vary based on the host device and application. For details, please refer to applicable product specifications.
[4] Maximum data writing/reading speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size. For purposes of measuring read and write speed in this context, 1 megabyte or MB = 1,000,000 bytes.
[5] microSDHC EXCERIA  MUH-A032G (32GB).
Read Speed: 95MB/s, Write Speed: 30MB/s

*SDHC memory cards (32GB) can be used only in SDXC or SDHC compliant devices integrating the FAT32 file format.
*SDXC memory cards (64GB) can be used only in SDXC compliant devices integrating the exFAT file format.

*About Toshiba Corp. and TAEC

About TAEC
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today's leading smart phones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, December 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 206,087 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

For additional company and product information, please visit http://www.toshiba.com/taec/.

© 2014 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. All rights reserved.

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information,  is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice.  Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.

Editor's Note:  Images available for download from: http://www.toshiba.com/taec/news/press_releases/2014/memy_14_708.jsp  

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