Multimedia Card - MMC

Multimedia Card (MMC) is one of the commonly known storage device which uses flash memory. The size of multimedia card varies from 24 mm × 32 mm × 1.4 mm. At the beginning, multimedia cards used a 1-bit serial interface and in the recent years they have increased the data transfer of 4-bit to 8-bit at a time. MMC are almost similar to SD (Secure Digital) card and multimedia cards can be used in most of the devices where SD cards can be used.

Usually multimedia cards are used as a storage medium for most of the portable devices. For an example, pictures captured by digital camera can be stored in multimedia card, by using MMC card reader we can easily transfer the files to computer system through USB port. In newer versions of computer systems or laptops there are SD slots which are specifically used for multimedia cards.

Multimedia cards have storage space with 256MB, 512MB, and 128 GB to save, transfer, moderate files. Multimedia cards are used in number of devices mentioned below:

  • Audio players
  • Digital cameras
  • Cell phones
  • PDAs

Types of Multimedia Cards

Multimedia files are available in two different types as follows:

  • MMC 3.3V: It has a notch on the upper left-hand corner of the multimedia card.
  • MMC 5V: It has a notch on the upper right-hand corner of the multimedia card.

Multimedia Pinout:

There are number of multimedia pinout available, some of them are mentioned below:

  • CS*: Chip Select
  • Vcc: Voltage Supply [2.7v or 3.6v]
  • GND: Ground
  • SCK: Serial Clock [SPI]
  • NC: No Connect
  • SO: Serial Output [SPI]
  • SI: Serial Input (SPI)

Multimedia cards can store data based on their capacity, 256 MB, 512MB or 128GB. There are lots of scenarios by which your data might be corrupted / lost / deleted. Remo Recover, which is best recovery software available in market, provides a useful way to restore lost files from multimedia cards.

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