San Jose, California - December 12, 2006
– Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.
(“Arasan”), a leading supplier of reusable Intellectual Property (IP) cores, semiconductors and design services, today announced the availability of its SDIO Device Controller Core
, which supports the new extensions of the SDIO Version 2.0 Specification. Arasan, as the market leader in supplying Secure Digital IO (SDIO
), is once again the first to provide support for the new lower operational voltages, mini-SD (miniSDTM), and the embedded SDIO ATA standard function interface. Other improvements include support for the new SD High Capacity Card (SDHC) and SD8 mode.
“We continue to work to make new enhancements available quickly so our customers can use them in their new products,” said Kevin Walsh, Vice President of Marketing for Arasan. “Our commitment to providing high quality IP to the mobile standards market means that our customers can rely on us to reduce their total cost of ownership, and meet their demanding time-to-market needs.”
The SDIO specification was developed by the members of the SD Association (SDA). SDA is a member’s only group to establish the technical and specification standards for SD Memory Card applications, to continuously promote the SD memory card as the de-facto industry standard, and to encourage the development of digital A/V, wireless communication, and digital networking products that utilize the many unique benefits of SD technology. Information is available at www.sdcard.org
. Total Technology Solution
Arasan provides a Total Technology Solution to all its licensees including IP source code, a test environment, sample device drivers, synthesis scripts, and complete technical documentation. The Total Technology Solution also includes optional SDIO Development tools like the SD Host Validation Platform, SDIO Device Development Board, and SD/SDIO host Linux stack. Arasan’s SDIO Host Validation Platform is a stand-alone board with the SDIO core used for compliance testing of SDIO Hosts as well as prototyping, including driver development. The SDIO Host Validation Platform is the easiest way to prototype and to demonstrate compliance for customers. The Platform is available for purchase.
Arasan is an Executive Member of the SD Association, Multimedia Card Association and the CE-ATA Workgroup. Pricing and Availability
Arasan’s SDIO is available immediately and existing customers will receive the upgrade as part of their existing maintenance agreement. About Arasan
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, SDIO and CE-ATA technologies. Arasan’s products and services enable businesses to develop and leverage product design and development. Arasan Chip Systems has been an executive member of SD Card Association since 2001, MMCA since 2003 and CE-ATA since 2004. Arasan is headquartered in San Jose, California, with design centers in India and support options available in Taiwan, China & Europe.
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