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MMCA approves SecureMMC Interface Specification V1.1

Posted: 15 Feb 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MultiMediaCard Association? MMCA? SecureMMC Interface?

The MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) announced that Version 1.1 of the SecureMMC Interface Specification has been unanimously approved by the association's executive members, opening the SecureMMC standard to the widely adopted Internet protocols and application models. The approved specification enables the deployment of next generation secure OSes that incorporate Internet protocols, such as Java Card 3.0.

The SecureMMC Interface Specification V.1.1 supports multiple on-card applications with the capability to communicate in parallel with the host and with remote servers through Internet Protocols channels.

According to Yves Leonard, chairman of the MMCA board of directors, the new SecureMMC interface specification is the result of close cooperation among MMCA members, some of whom are demonstrating compatible card prototypes working with commercially available handsets.

MMCmicro cards, with their combination of high speed, high capacity, small size and reduced power consumption, are expected to be popular in a new generation of cellphones, digital cameras and MP3 players.

"We expect to see widespread deployment of SecureMMC protocols and SecureMMC cards this year," Leonard said.

MultiMediaCard Association
The MMCA is the open standard organization that defines the physical, functional and interface specifications of MMCs, the postage-stamp size, removable memory cards used in mobile phone, digital imaging and portable consumer electronics applications. While removable memory cards are the primary focus, the MMCA also supports the adoption of the MMC interface standard in other embedded or removable components and subsystems, such as hard disk drives.




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