Toshiba Launches World's First NFC Built-in SDHC Memory Card

“Memory Card Preview” installed smartphones lets you see what is stored inside the card

TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 7, 2015Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the launch of the world’s first[1] SDHC memory card with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) functions. Sales of the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB[2] cards will start from February 2015. The new cards will be featured at 2015 International CES, in Las Vegas, U.S.A., from January 6 to January 9.

Toshiba: World's First NFC Built-in SDHC Memory Card (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba: World's First NFC Built-in SDHC Memory Card (Photo: Business Wire)

In order to find out what is stored inside SD memory cards, you usually need to put them into PCs or digital cameras. The new product utilizes the features of NFC technology to exchange data simply with a touch. By holding an NFC-enabled AndroidTM smartphone, with the app “Memory Card Preview” [3] installed, over the memory cards lets you preview the available storage space, as well as 16 thumbnails (max.) of the photos stored in the card.


Main Specifications

Series Name   NFC built-in SDHC Memory Card
Part Numbers


Capacity 8GB / 16GB / 32GB
Interface SD Interface UHS-I
Speed Class

UHS Speed Class: UHS Speed Class 1
SD Speed Class: Class10

NFC Standard NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
Radio Frequency 13.56MHz
Smartphones Requirements NFC-enabled Android™ Smartphones

(Android 4.0-4.4)

Power Supply Voltage 2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard SD Memory Card Standard
Exterior Dimensions 32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx. 2g
Operating Environment  

• Use with SDXC / SDHC-compatible devices which support the card capacity shown on the card.

• Compliant with the new UHS-I specification for ultra-high speed interfaces for SD Memory Card Standard. UHS-I mode is only available with UHS-I compatible devices.

• Temperature : -25 to 85 ℃

• Humidity : 30 to 80% RH (no condensation)


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