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Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) is an important standard for
devices that feature interchangeable memory options. The need for
interchangeable memory capabilities generated from the fact that
the market is overloaded with a huge number of portable electronics
devices. The SDIO card is like a small computer or a powerful
software application that is mostly being used in smartphones,
Bluetooth adapters, Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers,
television tuners, cameras, scanners, voice recorders, and even
fingerprint readers. SDIO is the advanced device of SD cards, the
hybrid of both SD card and I/O output device.

The SDIO card has a wide range of memory capacity and the
capability to transfer the data in both directions, portable and non
portable. Each SDIO card is designed for perfect functionality. Memory
is stored on various forms of devices. Portable and non-portable
devices store information on both internal hard drives and external
hard drives. External hard drives have varying degrees of portability,
mostly due to the size of the drives. One way to store memory is on
a smaller hard drive. These come in a few shapes and sizes. One is
called a Memory Stick. Another is called a Secure Digital (SD) card.
This is where SDIO comes in. The SDIO card is an advanced form of
an SD card. An SDIO card can include much more than just data files.
In fact, many SDIO cards approximate a mini computer or a powerful
software application.

A prime user of the SDIO card is the smartphone, the powerful
handheld device that offers imaging, music, video, email, and
perhaps even Internet browsing, using the phone's cellular
connection or a nearby WiFi hotspot. Smartphones are, in some
cases, one step short of a laptop computer. Because they offer all
these functions, they have high memory needs.

sdio gps

Many portable electronics devices have "slots" into which users
insert sticks or cards of varying storage capacities in order to
transfer data in both directions. Slots are usually proprietary,
accepting only one form of portable data storage device. Adapters
containing more than one slot are available, but the slots
themselves are dedicated.

SDIO cards are used to fulfill the growing demand for multimedia
content. Basically, an SDIO card is an amalgam of an SD card and an
I/O device. This kind of combination is increasingly found in portable
electronics devices, especially as those devices offer more and more
high-definition or high-resolution features and consequently demand
more and more memory. Greater memory requirements impose
larger memory storage, and the SDIO card fills that bill quite well.

If you have a Pocket PC with an SDIO slot and you want to use it,
you can. Until recently, there weren't any options. But now there are
several options like GPS receivers, ethernet cards, etc... All of them
use the SDIO slot! The great thing about such a SDIO GPS device is
that it uses the SDIO slot. This means it's small compared to a lot of
GPS devices. It's 4" long, a little over 1/2" thick, and a little under 1"
wide. The fact that such a device uses the SDIO slot also means
that users who don't have a serial port, Bluetooth, or a CF port, can
still use the GPS!

The setup of the SDIO GPS hardware is fairly simple. You need to
have your PDA in the cradle and synced up with your PC. Then
simply run the installer. For the most part, GPS receivers and
software make use of serial connections. That is, it either connects
to a serial port on your device, or it pretends to be a serial port
device in order to provide a standard connection that most GPS
software knows how to communicate with.

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