SDIO Card Controller connects your appliance to a PocketPC or PDA
Krefeld, Germany -- September 6, 2006 -- TRIAS Mikroelektronik announces the availability of the AC2200i device by Arasan Chip Systems. The AC2200i is designed using Arasan's Industry Standard SDIO (Secure Digital Input/Output) Card Controller IP Core technology, which has been licensed by over 50 companies worldwide.
The AC2200i is a "bridge-device" for connecting appliances with UART, SPI, APB or parallel-port interface to a PocketPC or PDA which in turn uses the "SDIO"-Interface to allow attachment of memory-cards or peripheral-cards. Typical applications are portable printers, GPS receiver modules, RF-ID reader or similar appliances which need to be attached to a handheld computer.
The AC2200i has been upgraded to the SDIO Specification Version 1.20 which supports 200 Mbps transfers at 50MHz throughput in SD-4 bit mode. In order to utilize this increase in throughput and make the AC2200i suitable for a wider range of applications, SPI Mode, 8051 Mode (8/16 bit) and APB mode have been added.
In addition, TRIAS delivers related IP-Cores for integration in ASICs and FPGAs, in order to interface with SDIO/SD/MMC type of equipment.
A Hardware-Development-Kit (HDK) with sample devices is available to enable quick development start. The deliverables of the HDK include a mainboard, power-supply, SD/MMC-Slot-cable, sample-devices, example driver software for WIN CE, PALM OS and 8051 example code. In addition, a LINUX software stack can be licensed.
The AC2200i SDIO Card Controller ASIC is qualified as Industrial Grade and is also available in an environmentally friendly, lead free RoHS compliant package, the AC2200ie. Both versions are available to ship immediately.
Arasan Chip Systems Inc. founded in 1995, is a leading supplier of Reusable Intellectual Property (IP's) cores and associated design services to the electronic design community worldwide. Arasan's product portfolio is focused on bus interfaces and includes IP's for USB, PCI, SDIO technologies and mobile storage. 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 worldwide. More information at http://www.arasan.com
About TRIAS Mikroelektronik
TRIAS Mikroelektronik is a one-stop provider of EDA solutions and services for ASIC and FPGA designs offering tools for VHDL and mixed HDL simulation and verification, FPGA & C-synthesis, design capture and management, predictive design analysis, assertion check and automatic multiple-FPGA partitioning for ASIC prototyping. Besides ASIC and FPGA design services the company also delivers structured and standard cell ASIC products for System-on-Chip, digital, mixed-signal, RF and high voltage applications. Founded in 1989 and based in Krefeld, Germany, the company's sales territory includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Poland and Romania plus the support of dedicated accounts in the rest of the European countries. Besides Sales and Marketing, TRIAS uses Technical Support, Consultation, Training, and Design Services to reach the highest level of customer satisfaction. More information at: http://www.trias-mikro.de