• Home >
  • News
  •  > CompactFlash Association Announces New XQD Memory Card Format

CompactFlash Association Announces New XQD Memory Card Format

From the CompactFlash Association:
 
The CompactFlash Association Announces the Recently Adopted XQDTM Specification as a New Memory Card Format
 
XQD Introduces Industry Leading Performance
 
XQD Memory Card
 
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The CompactFlash Association (CFA) is pleased to announce the release of the XQD specification as a new high performance memory card. This XQD specification is based on the PCI Express® specification, which provides a solid base for future performance scaling.
 
“The XQD format will enable further evolution of hardware and imaging applications, and widen the memory card options available to CompactFlash users such as professional photographers”.
 
The CFA has adopted a new card specification with exciting performance and storage capabilities.
 
The key features of the XQD format include:
 
Optimized form-factor
• Dimensions : 38.5 x 29.8 x 3.8mm
• Durable & Robust
 
Scalable High Performance Interface
• PCI Express: 2.5Gbps today and 5Gbps Future
 
Actual Write Speeds
• Target 125MB/sec and Higher
 
To distinguish the new memory card format, an XQD compatibility mark has been created.
 
“The XQD format will enable further evolution of hardware and imaging applications, and widen the memory card options available to CompactFlash users such as professional photographers,” said Mr. Shigeto Kanda of Canon, chairman of the board, CFA.
 
XQD cards will be shown at the CompactFlash Association booth at CP+ 2012, February 9-12 in Yokohama, Japan.
 
Licensing for CFA members will start in early 2012. Please contact the CompactFlash office for more information.
Posted: 12/7/2011 4:02:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
comments powered by Disqus

Please support this site and my family by using the links provided throughout the site to make your purchases
Using this link to make your B&H purchase supports this site and my family
Using this link to make your purchase supports this site and my family
Using this link to make your purchase supports this site and my family
Using this link to place your Beach Camera order supports this site.
Using this link to place your Think Tank Photo order supports this site. Should your order total more than $50.00, Think Tank Photo will send you a free gift with your order if this link is used
Using this link to place your MindShift Gear order supports this site.
Canon Refurbished:
(Like new gear at nicely reduced prices)
B&H Photo
Adorama
Canon Store: DSLRs | Lenses | Flashes
 
Fund New Gear by Selling the Used:
Sell Used Gear at B&H Photo (learn more)
Sell Used Gear at Amazon.com
Support this site by ordering a Lensbaby!

Help | Contact Us | Support Us | Terms of Use | © 2003-2014 The Digital Picture, LLC | Bryan CarnathanPowered By Christ!