SAN JOSE, Calif.--July 13, 2005
--Arasan Chip Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Reusable Intellectual Property (IP) products, released the SDIO Device Controller IP compliant to the Ver 1.20 SDIO Specifications. The new IP supports 50 MHz giving it a maximum throughput of 200Mbps in SD-4 bit mode. It also supports extended voltage range of 1.8V which makes it suitable for Cellular/Smart phone applications. The SDIO Device IP is available with AHB, APB and a 8/16-bit GPIO interface. In addition to the IP, Arasan provides complete SDIO solutions including Hardware Development Kits, Sample Drivers for Win CE and Palm OS, SDIO Linux Stack and Production testers.
This IP has already been delivered as an upgrade to all existing customers covered under the maintenance agreement and will be issued as the standard product to new licensees. Arasan is also launching its AC2600 SDIO Combo ASSP, which is SDIO Ver 1.20 Specification compliant in August 2005.
The SDIO Device IP from Arasan is Silicon Proven and has been licensed to semiconductor majors like Intel, Broadcom, Philips, Motorola, etc.
About the SDA
The SD Association (SDA) is an open industry standards organization established in January 2000 by leaders Matsushita Electric (Panasonic), SanDisk, and Toshiba, supported by a consortium of over 500 companies. The SDA's mission is to set industry standards for the SD Card and promote its wide acceptance in a variety of applications. The SD Card is a highly sophisticated memory device about the size of a postage stamp. SD Cards stand to revolutionize information, entertainment and communication by putting advanced digital storage technology quite literally at your fingertips. The SD Card standards are currently being built into a wide range of new digital products such as cellular phones, audio players, automotive multimedia systems, handheld PC's and video and digital still cameras.
Arasan Chip Systems, Inc., 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, Compact Flash, SD/SDIO MMC and CE-ATA technologies. Arasan's products and services enable businesses to develop and leverage product design and development. Arasan Chip Systems is an executive member of SD Association (SDA) and Multimedia Card Association (MMCA). Arasan is headquartered in San Jose, California, with design centers in India and support options available in Taiwan, China & Europe.