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SDHC card behaves as stand-alone WLAN access point

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SDHC? FlashAir? WLAN?

Toshiba Corporation's Semiconductor & Storage Products Company launched its 8GB memory card with wireless functionality for third-party solution providers.

The THNSW008GAA-B(QB6) SDHC card's merits lie in its hardware composition, the FlashAir. Functioning as a stand-alone Wireless LAN access point, its insertion into an SDHC memory card slot adds wireless functions to various devices. This allows any kind of stored data to be read and transferred by using standard WLAN communications.

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With the FlashAir concept, photos taken with digital cameras, for example, can be transferred by wireless communication to a PC, smartphone, or tablet. Source: Toshiba

Moreover, FlashAir retains the normal functionality of an SD card, allowing general Wi-Fi devices like PCs and smartphones to access its contents.

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SDHC memory card embedded with wireless LAN communications. Source: Toshiba

The "FlashAir Developers" website carries openly available API information. Designers can take advantage of it to develop their own apps or set up their own configuration to adapt the card for various devices. The card is compliant with the iSDIO standard, making it possible for a host that meets the standard to control its wireless LAN functionality.

There are no labels or marking on the front side in order for solutions providers to freely design the label, while the reverse side is imprinted with the wireless certification information of the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.

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