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extreme digital (xD)

xD PictureCards are small memory cards with dimensions of 22 mm x 25 mm, with a thickness of 1.7 mm.

32 MB xD PictureCard, photo: Olympus

32 MB xD PictureCard, photo: Olympus

The xD cards developed by Fujifilm and Olympus are used especially in digital cameras, MP3 players and camcorders. xD PictureCards are available with a storage capacity of 500 Megabyte (MB) and in the M version with 2 Gigabyte (GB). The data throughput differs between the different card versions for write and read. The read throughput is between 5 MB/s and 15 MB/s depending on the xD card. The supply voltage is 3.3 V.

The different versions of the xD memory card

The different versions of the xD memory card

The xD PictureCard has a serial interface with 18 connection contacts and can be plugged into a PC card adapter, a Compact Flash adapter or connected to the USB interface.

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Englisch: extreme digital - xD
Updated at: 25.03.2008
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