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Questions tagged [sd]

Secure Digital (SD), a memory card standard. Has multiple form factors (Standard, MiniSD and microSD/TransFlash) and multiple capacity ratings (SDSC, SDHC, and SDXC). Also extends to SDIO, which allows peripherals in an SD form factor to attach to a host, similar to USB.

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SD controller SD protocol single block read transaction timing

When does an SDHCI controller (3.00 spec) starts reading the DAT lines in a single read block transaction (not using DMA)? Does it wait to receive the full ...
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CLK signal on DAT0 line on SD protocol?

I'm facing some problems in the initialization stage of the SD protocol on a custom board, specifically when sending the ACMD51 command and reading the Status Card ...
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How to design Micro SD circuit for different speed class?

It's my first time to design the micro SD reader circuit. I hope that my design can support micro SD card with various speed class(from class2 to class10). According to my understanding, the only ...
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MicroSD card SPI initialization irregularities

I've implemented the start-up sequence for SPI mode on MicroSD v2 cards (using the specifications), and I've found that the SD card fails initialization at different points in the process. It often ...
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Wiring WiFi SD card to TF

I am trying to wire a WiFi SD card so that it will insert into a TF socket. I connected each pin to its equivalent, with an extra GND on the SD card connected to the same on the TF. It's not working, ...
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Keep out zone of microSD card set footprint

I'm designing a PCB with Hirose microSD card set DM3AT-SF-PEJM5. In its datasheet, page 3, there are several "no conductive traces" area, which are marked as "keep out" zone in the footprint I found. ...
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Adafruit BMP280 and SD Card reader not working consistently with SPI

I am working on a project that involves logging the altitude from the BMP280 breakout board from Adafruit on an SD card using an Arduino Uno and SPI. initially I got the whole thing working right and ...
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Isolation of SD IO pins during off state

I have a project at the moment that uses a PMOSFET to switch the supply to an SD card. According to the SanDisk SD datasheet available here: Because there are clamping diodes on the CMD, CLK, and ...
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SD card reader using SPI with Atmel SAM G55J

I have a custom board using an Atmel SAM G55J (ATSAMG55J19A-AU) and I'm trying to get the SD card reader to work - which is connected to SPI0. I'm using the SD/MMC ...
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STM32 SDMMC & SDIO - why max 1 SD card only?

I'm writing an SDMMC driver for my C++ RTOS for microcontrollers and there is one thing which really puzzles me, making it hard to decide about class hierarchy. In the Reference Manual for STM32F7 (...
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How to use f_forward function in FatFs

I have to read a file 100kB big using FatFs in a microcontroller to send it via an AT TCP-IP modem. An obvious method would be doing f_open() calls, but I am curious how to use the f_forward function. ...
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microSD card, how many times can I write the same sector?

I'm using a microSD card in an embedded system which use a microcontroller interfacing with the microSD card using SPI. I do raw data write, without a file system. Every time that I want to store data,...
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Can I lower flash power consumption by pre-flashing all values to high?

I am designing an embedded system that will use either embedded flash memory or an SD card. The system must survive without much power and the estimated 30mA draw of an SD card sounds too high for me. ...
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SD card initialisation problem with Atmega32u4

I have had this issue for the last couple of days and I cannot solve it. There are many similar issues I've read through online but they have not really worked for me. This project involves a PCB and ...
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How to figure out SD Card optimal write size

I am writing the data logging portion for a real time embedded application. I have an SD card I communicate via SPI at 33Mhz. I need to be able to log at least 1024 bytes of data ever 1 milli-second. ...
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Power Arduino from MicroSD host and more

There are a lot of cheap MicroSD port extender flex ribbons from China. These things extend the MicroSD port quite a lot. I thought it would be cool to adapt these to power an Arduino from a phones ...
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BBB Flashing Loop

So generally I have no problem flashing my BBB with the SD I have. I do it all the time, and it works on most board. However occionally it gets stuck in this "loop". It will flash the device ...
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Ver2.0 SDHC Card long response time after ACMD41 during initialization

I would like to implement a very low power SD card handling with MSP430 processors. I would like to log measurement data onto SD card without a file system. I want to turn on and off the SD card power ...
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Can Flash controllers make a card readonly?

It is said in this answer here that Some of them have a controller chip that will permanently lock them to read only if they detect a write error, as a preservation measure. Is it possible for ...
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How can I read/write bytes to SD card slot of MC60A?

I am working on a clickBoard with MC60 A GSM module from MikroEletronika company. This clickBoard has two slots: (1) one for SIM card and another (2) for micro SD cards. I have read all the available ...
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MicroSD raw write/read mode. After sector write once, can't write more sectors and read always 0's

I am doing, for the first time, the interface between a microcontroller (PIC32MX) and a microSD card through SPI. The cards I'm using are initializing correctly. The sector/block size is fixed at 512 ...
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How to measure SD card data timing vs. clock

I'm doing EVT testing of our product and I want to measure the SD card data vs. clock timing to make sure we're inside the specs. We're using LS1043A that boots Linux (via U-Boot) from an SD card ...
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Need help with SD Card Initialization (CLK Syncronization)

EDIT 1 : I made changes to the code as @Anonymous suggested in the answer. It seems to have improved but now I seems to be getting incorrect response OR SD CARD putting response at the wrong time. ...
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Booting from SD card in SPI mode

I want to boot an ARM Linux board (Allwinner H3 for example) from a generic (micro) SD card through an SPI interface. Can an SD card accept SPI communication right away or is there any "SPI mode ...
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Emulating an SD-Card with a microcontroller (or Raspberry Pi) [closed]

some background to my story to begin with: I went to a store and asked for a bluetooth fm transmitter for my car and the guy sold me something that only plays from an SD card and I didn't even bother ...
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SD card won't communicate - STM32

I've implemented the low lever drivers of the fatfs. I tried to write some txt file to an SDHC card, but I can never initialize the card. MCU is STM32F103C8T6. I'm using CubeMX with HAL libraries and ...
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Advice about microsd current consumption [closed]

I'm designing circuit with STM32L0 MCU that storage some data in microSD via SPI interface. I have power budget of 5V @ 500mA via VBUS so, I would like to estimate microsd's current consumption. I ...
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Problems reading the Delkin Micro SD 16 GB using SPI

I have been working with SD Cards and micro SD Cards for a while. I am using Part1_Physical_Layer_Simplified_Specification_Ver6.00 for reference. I am able to do successful card initialization, ...
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Potting microSD card inserted in slot with epoxy resin

I would like to know whether it is possible to completely cover/pot a microSD card inserted in a slot (which is soldered on a pcb) with an epoxy resin. Will the sd card continue working properly? Will ...
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SD card speed class specifies “minimum sequential write speed” but not the “maximum sequential write speed”, why?

A speed rating for any memory device is usually how fast it can work. However, the speed class of SD cards actually specifies the "minimum sequential write speed". Please see here for evidence under "...
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What are disadvantages of using SD card SPI mode besides reduced data rate?

The "SD Specifications Part 1 Physical Layer Simplified Specification Version 2.00" states on page 93: The SPI standard defines the physical link only, and not the complete data ...
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SD card connector chassis grounding

I have been designing a PCB which includes an SD card connector. As I'm not a PCB designer expert, I was looking for a reference design when I came across with the circuit bellow, extracted from Texas ...
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SDHC write partial block

Is possible with SDHC microSD card write 32 bytes of data without loading full block o the RAM? SDHC has for some operations fixed block size to 512 so I dont know if it is possible. If possible what ...
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Anyone either read japanese or know about laying tracks for a micro SD card slot?

I'm trying to include a micro SD card slot in a project I'm working on and I'm having a little trouble with the datasheet. Unfortunately I don't read japanese. Just wondering what the text says in ...
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SD card: cmd 17 (read single block) response always 0x01

I'm trying to connect a micro-SD card to a PIC32 controller. At the moment I'm bitbanging the SPI protocol to communicate with the card. (In the near future I will use the proper pins to use real SPI, ...
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SD card initialization problem - CMD16 wrong response

I'm using SPI to interface with a micro SD card 2GB and get error respond in CMD16 response and also CMD17 response. Because of that, I can't also read bytes from SD card. Here is my code: SD card ...
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SD Card pins dimensions

I am trying to create an SD card from a PCB. My problem is that I cannot find the SD card specification that would give the: Dimensions of each Pin Placement of each Pin All specifications I could ...
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FatFs strange behavior when writing to text file

I wrote a small program with PIC32MX microcontroller that sends data to a txt file in the SD card, then reads the data back from the file and finally compares the data before sending them with the ...
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What is the address for sending data to micro sd card?

I am trying to send the angle calculated(floating) from an external gyroscope sensor connected to a stm32f4 discovery board to a sd card via SPI. I have the following code for initialization, ...
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Writing on an SD Card wih an FPGA

I will be using the following FPGA https://store.digilentinc.com/nexys-video-artix-7-fpga-trainer-board-for-multimedia-applications/ I have a module who has 16 std_logic_vector (13 downto 0) outputs ...
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SD card voltage rating

I have an hobbyist/newcomer pcb project that needs a SD card connector. I link the datasheet of the part: DM3AT SD connector spec. At page 2, it says: Voltage rating : 125V AC SD card spec says it ...
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SD card block read/write issue in SPI mode. (STM32) (CMD17, CMD24)

Good day, I am using an STM32F103C8T6 and trying to interface an SD card (SanDisk Ultra 16GB MicroSD HC card) with it. I know that the card works fine because I can read, write using a PC and it also ...
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Set Block size(CMD16) for SD card returns Illegal Command as response

I am interfacing SD card (16Gb Class 10 Micro Sd HC) to STM32F407VET using SDIO protocol. I am using Chan FatFs version 13a for this project. I am able to open an existing file(with some content in it)...
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Enabling SD card access on SIM808

I am currently working with SIMCom's SIM808 2G+GPS modem. In my setup, an MCU communicates with the modem over UART to save some data in the SIM808's filesystem. As the modem's built-in memory is < ...
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is it possible to design a SD 3.0 controller in UHS-ii/uhs-i mode using simplified specifications?

I've been for while looking to store a sampled data up to the rate of 30MBytes/s, an SD 3.0 host controller core in uhs-ii/uhs-i mode fits the requirements. i'm not planning to buy SD full spec and ...
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SD card both photo/video recording and data logging [closed]

How can I capture photos and videos (JPEG and MPEG4 respectively) taken from an NTSC camera to an SD card and also log text data to it? I am working on a project in which I need to log analog data ...
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Is it possible to move an internal SD card from a Samsung Galaxy S3 into another phone (Galaxy S2) to retrieve the information from the card? [closed]

Is it possible to move an internal SD card from a Samsung Galaxy S3 into another phone (Galaxy S2) to retrieve the information from the card, or is there any other way to access the information from ...
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Cannot Initialize 8GB SDHC CMD8 responds with (0xFF)

I am trying to interface a 8GB SDHC with STM32L0 controller through SPI. Followed this tutorial. As this thread suggests, I followed the the Command Sequence as follows: ...
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FR_DISK_ERR while interfacing 8GB SDHC card with FATFS + SPI + STM32L0

I am trying to interface a SDHC 8GB card with STM32L0 (SPI + FSTFS). I am using Chan's Library v0.11 with Adafruit Shield library where Lower Level SPI I/O code is handled by Nucleo driver's. I have ...
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Review pin connections between atmega328p and a microSD card?

Would some kind soul be willing to review my circuit diagram that connects a barebones atmega328p with a microSD card? The partial circuit is here. Details. This has already been made on a custom PCB,...