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KDDI Showcases a microSD Card With WiFi Embedded

KDDI Corp have just revealed a microSD with wireless support, exhibited at Wireless Japan 2009. This tiny product, measuring only 11 x 16 x 0.7mm will bring WiFi support to the laptops and handsets that lack this feature, enabling a faster Internet connection.


KDDI showed the public and specialists present in Japan two card models, created by Mitsumi Electric Co. Ltd and Renesas Technology Corp, respectively. Both include a wireless LAN IC (complaint with IEEE802.11 b/g) and a transceiving antenna.

We learn that for both cards, the above mentioned antenna has an area of one third that of the microSD card, according to KDDI. We remind you that Mitsumi premiered such features on the Eye-Fi, the first SD wireless cards and now they’ve moved on to the microSD segment.