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Subject: Re: SD Card BUS royalties on a new hardware

Re: SD Card BUS royalties on a new hardware

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 15:12:09 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 9 Apr 2009, Casainho wrote:

> We want to boot our ARM9 from SD Card, but we would like to avoid the need
> to pay royalties for using the SD BUS for communicate with card.
> Does anyone knows if this ids true?

We don't make hardware. I think you need to ask the SD Card Association about
that. Wikipedia says:

   Royalties for SD/SDIO licenses are imposed for manufacture and sale of
   memory cards and host adapters (1000 USD per year plus membership at 1500
   USD/year) but SDIO cards can be made without royalties and MMC host adapters
   do not require a royalty.


Received on 2009-04-09

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