Free Newsletter

  • Which training workshop is of most value to your organisation?
  • Preparing your business for the Internet of Things
  • The Internet of Things and Cloud computing
  • Radio technologies for connecting the Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities and intelligent infrastructure
  • WebRTC and the end of the telco
Meet the leaders of the mobile app economy ? Open Mobile Summit, London, June 8-9
Navigation Strategies Europe 2011
ITU Telecom World, 24-27 October 2011 at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
Ubiquitous Location and Positioning Technology, 6th-7th December 2011, Chicago
Advertize your telecoms job

Camera leaders and SanDisk propose Flash format for RAW video

SanDisk, Sony and Nikon have got together to push a new flash memory specification to the CompactFlash Association (CFA), which will allow video and o


Published: 2 December, 2010


SanDisk, Sony and Nikon have got together to push a new flash memory specification to the CompactFlash Association (CFA), which will allow video and other large files to get on and off flash memory about three times faster than current standards.

The new spec may meet rivals on the way to standardization, but if not this will become the new way of handling professional photography and HD on memory cards.

The proposed specifications achieve data transfer rates of up to 500 Mbytes per second and incorporate the PCI Express interface. PCI Express is a high-speed replacement of the older parallel PCI/PCI-X bus, which uses serial data streams. Most buses start out serial, then move to parallel to get better performance, but then as speeds get higher find difficulty synchronizing bytes across a parallel interface, so designs tend to shift back to serial technologies.

The increased speeds will enable imaging and video applications which the group say could not be carried out using existing CompactFlash Parallel ATA interface which in its latest version reached 167Mbytes per second.

The whole idea is that the new set up can deal with continuous burst shots of RAW images, which is the minimally processed data format produced by a digital camera, image scanner or motion picture film scanner. The proposed specifications have the potential to extend theoretical maximum capacities beyond 2 terabytes and will be similar in size to a CompactFlash cards.

Why do we at Faultline always take an interest in flash memory? Because there are three ways of sending digital video – you can broadcast it, narrowcast it or carry in in storage. And they constant revalue each other’s economics.


Add Comment
No comments yet. Be the first to add a comment!

    European Carrier Mobile Broadband Network Performance

    Analysing and comparing the data speed, latency, network quality and smartphone penetration for 94 mobile carriers in 28 European countries....

    Next Generation Haptics: Market Analysis and Forecasts

    An in-depth study of the growing popularity of haptics-enabled tactile feedback on mobile devices to augment UI interactions and enrich...

    Satellite Phones: Will Dual Mode Help the Phoenix Rise from the Ashes?

    Satellite phones have followed an arduous path since their much-hyped launch more than a decade ago. The hype was followed by an e...

    Mobile Widget Platform Market Analysis: Understanding the Business Case and ROI

    This white paper presents an analysis of the mobile widget platform market, as well as metrics supporting a mobile carrier?s busin...


You must be a registered user to post a comment. or
Username *
Email *
Comment *