June 23, 2005
-- Arasan Chip Systems have launched the latest version of its SDIO Hardware Development Kit (HDK), titled “SDIO in a Box” which gives SDIO accessory developers all the resources required to build their products right out of the box. Drivers are included for Palm, Win CE and Win XP Operating Systems and no custom driver development is necessary.
The kit is built around Arasan’s Industry Standard AC21C00 SDIO-UART Bridge Chip. The chip measures just 8mm x 8mm x 1.0mm and has ultra low power consumption as required by handheld devices. The technology found in the AC21C00 SDIO IC has been licensed to semiconductor majors like Intel, Philips, Broadcom, Motorola etc. and is interoperability tested with over 40 different Gaming Platforms, PDA’s and Smartphones.
Over 75 companies use the AC21C00 SDIO chip to build SDIO cards such as Bluetooth, GPS, RFID, Zigbee etc. Arasan also sells a Standard SDIO Host Platform which can be used for production testing.
A mini site for SDIO in a Box has been launched and is located at http://www.arasan.com/sdioinabox.htmlAbout Arasan
Arasan Chip Systems Inc., www.arasan.com
, founded in 1995, is a leading supplier of Reusable Intellectual Property (IP’s) cores, semiconductors and electronic design services. Arasan’s product portfolio is focused on Bus Interfaces and includes IP’s for USB 1.1 & 2.0, PCI, MMC and SDIO technologies. Arasan’s products and services enable businesses to develop and leverage product design and development. Arasan Chip Systems is a Member of the CE-ATA Work group and has been an executive member of MMC Association since 2003. Arasan is headquartered in San Jose, California, with design centers in India and support options available in Taiwan, China & Europe.