Paragon joins the SD Association in response to high OEM demand for the Paragon exFAT driver, enables SDXC card support for Android and Linux devices

The SD Association was founded to ensure standards across the SD card industry. SD standards apply to storage media for mobile phones, digital audio players, car navigation systems and electronic books. For over a decade, Paragon’s driver technology has enabled compatibility for mobile devices across a variety of operating systems (Windows™, Mac, Linux, Android™, etc.).

“Over the last few years, demand for cross-platform drivers has just exploded,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “With the brisk development of Smart Devices, from Smartphones to Smart TVs, the trend shows no evidence of slowing down. Being a member of the SD Association will ensure Paragon continues to set the standard for embedded driver technology development.”

Paragon Software’s cross-platform drivers include exFAT, NTFS and HFS+ for Android and Linux. Paragon’s Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology solves incompatibility issues between exFAT, NTFS, and HFS+ file systems and operating systems & embedded kernels including Android, Linux, ThreadX, and Windows CE. With Paragon’s UFSD support for all popular file systems built into modern digital devices, consumers can now use >32GB SDXC cards and Windows/Mac USB drives with their multimedia players, digital televisions, set-top boxes, mobile and connected devices.

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