Miniature Card

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Miniature Card

Miniature Card or MiniCard was a flash or SRAM memory card standard first promoted by Intel Corp. in 1995 and backed by Advanced Micro Devices, Fujitsu and Sharp Electronics. They are no longer manufactured. Miniature Card Implementers Forum (MCIF) promoted this standard for consumer electronics: PDA/Palmtops, Digital Audio Recorders, digital cameras and smartphones. The Miniature Card is 37 × 45 × 3.5 mm thick and can have devices on both sides of the substrate. Its 60-pin connector was a memory-only subset of PCMCIA and featured 16-bit data and 24-bit address bus with 3.3 or 5-volt signaling. Miniature Card supports Attribute Information Structure (AIS) in the I²C identification EEPROM. The Miniature Card format competed with SmartMedia and CompactFlash cards, also released during the mid-1990s. Although they were all significantly smaller than Type I PC Cards, the CompactFlash and SmartMedia cards were more successful in the consumer electronics market.

Philips Velo 500 and CISCO 800 and 1700 used Miniature Card.

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  • [1] Image and data about MiniCard from PCMCIA.org