San Jose, California -- July 21, 2009
-- Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.
(“Arasan”), a leading provider of Intellectual Property (IP) Cores, announced that it has expanded its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portfolio with the release of three USB 3.0 Software Stacks. The software stacks released today are a USB 3.0 Host Stack, USB 3.0 Device Stack and an eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Driver. These stacks complement Arasan’s existing USB 3.0 IP portfolio consisting of Host, Device and Hub controllers.
The USB 3.0 Host and Device software stacks are compliant with the USB 3.0 v1.0 specification. The xHCI Driver is compliant with the latest xHCI v0.9 specification and replaces multiple Host Controller Interface drivers with a single driver. These high quality USB 3.0 portable stack solutions, written in ANSI C, consist of hardware and OS independent modules connected to platform specific wrappers that interface with the application software, OS and the underlying hardware. The portable software has a well documented set of API which ease application-level integration.
With a peak bandwidth of 5 Gbps, USB 3.0 is expected to be deployed in applications such as HD camcorders, high resolution digital still cameras, portable multi-media and mass storage devices, that are currently constrained by the lower bandwidth of USB 2.0. USB 3.0 adds new features for power management while increasing its capacity to charge such devices. To hasten application integration, Arasan has developed USB 3.0 drivers such as a Mass Storage Class driver. Arasan’s USB 3.0 software includes built-in support for test and debug which shortens the system development cycle. It supports all USB transfer modes such as Control, Bulk, Isochronous and Interrupt.
“The impending adoption of USB 3.0 places immense pressure on system designers to be the first to incorporate USB 3.0 in their products,” said Somnath Viswanath, Product Marketing Manager at Arasan. “The combination of Arasan’s proven Superspeed USB 3.0 IP cores with the corresponding portable software stack enable designers to easily integrate SuperSpeed USB without a lengthy porting and verification effort”. Arasan’s comprehensive portfolio of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 includes IP for Host, Device, and Hub controllers and corresponding portable software stacks and xHCI driver. About Arasan
Arasan Chip Systems Inc. (www.arasan.com
), based in San Jose, CA, USA, is a world leading supplier of IP and the “Total IP Solution” ranging from Intellectual Property (IP), Verification IP (VIP), Hardware Development Kits, Validation Platforms, Portable Software Drivers / Stacks, and Design Services. Arasan delivers technology-leading IP solutions like MIPI, SD / SDIO, USB, PCI, Ethernet, MMC, CE-ATA, CF+, NAND and more, to the global electronics market. Arasan’s IP portfolio enables designers to accelerate their development and simplify their production of complex system-on-chip (SoCs). Arasan provides a competitive advantage through a combination of domain expertise, silicon proven IP, hardware / software tools, and customized service… the “Total IP Solution”.