Many portable electronic devices that are used today store data from office documents to music and video files using SD storage in the form of full-size SD cards and microSD cards. The association that promotes the SD format — the SD Card Association — announced a new standard today for Embedded SD storage.
The new standard would allow manufacturers to embed SD memory inside devices like cameras, phones, and MP3 players. The new specification allows makers to build devices that have internal and external storage using the same specifications.
Using the Embedded SD specification makers could put up to 32GB of internal storage into a device and have up to 32GB of external storage via SDHC cards as well. The specification defines the electrical and mechanical framework for embedding the storage. There is no word on when devices will show up using Embedded SD at this time.