NTT Docomo Develops FOMA CF Card

NTT Docomo Develops FOMA CF Card


TOKYO, JAPAN — NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it has developed the first FOMA compact flash card, P2402, which will enable 3G videophone and other wireless data communication via PCs and PDAs, such as DoCoMo’s sigmarion III. The sales launch will be announced as soon as it is fixed.

The P2402 will offer high-speed packet transmissions of up to 384 kbps for downlinks and 64 kbps for uplinks, as well as 64 kbps for circuit-switched data transmissions.

DoCoMo’s new flash memory card will enable videophone calls* between a PC and a FOMA handset, Lookwalk® P751v PHS videophone, P-in Free™ series PHS data card-equipped device or ISDN fixed-line videophone (requires a PC equipped with videophone software**, USB compatible web camera and headset).

* Calls not possible to / from non-videophone devices
** CODEC-based software provided by DoCoMo, developed in collaboration with Packet Video Corporation

Main Specifications of P2402

Size (height x width x thickness) 5 mm (partially 9.5 mm) 2.8 mm x 65 mm
Weight Approx. 25g
Operating systems Windows® 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows CE 3.0 and Windows CE .NET
(Japanese versions only)
Data transmission speeds
Packet:  uplink — max.64 kbps
downlink — max. 384 kbps
Circuit switched: uplink / downlink – 64 kbps
Videophone:  uplink / downlink — 32 kbps or 64 kbps
Power DC 3.3V / 5.0V (sup from PC or PDA card slot)
Power consumption During communication (max.): approx. 2.0W
During communication (average): approx. 1.0W
Standby (normal mode, average): approx. 60mW

(values may vary depending on usage conditions)