SDIO Standard Approved
The SD Association (SDA) announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show that it has finally approved the specifications for SDIO (Input/Output) cards. This will allow peripheral makers to finalize new product designs for products that will use the SD slot for more than just memory cards. Currently SDIO cards are in development for wireless functionality using Bluetooth, navigational devices based on GPS receivers, cameras, and others.
SDA member companies will be on hand at the CES at the SD Pavilion to demonstrate products using the SD card. Despite expectations, Palm doesn't appear to be intending the announce when its SD Bluetooth card will be available.
The group also ratified format specifications for PIM (Personal Information Management Data) and Image/Video (MPEG-4, Motion JPEG data).
The new specifications are officially posted to the SDA website. These are critical guideline documents that describe both the memory and I/O devices and a standard method for storing data onto SD cards. Adherence to these provides a means of enhancing interoperability across a wide range of devices.
SD cards face stiff competition from other standards, some of which are well ahead. Sony has recently released the first I/O Memory Stick peripherals and there have been modems and other such devices using the Compact Flash standard for much longer.
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