San Jose, CA -- Aug 31, 2004 -- Ambarella, a company providing ASIC’s for Consumer Products has licensed the Standard SD MMC 4.0 Host Controller IP Core from Arasan Chip Systems for use in its chipsets. Arasan is the first company Worldwide to have launched this IP product.
The IP supports MMC 4.0 cards, in addition to supporting MMC Ver 3.31, SD Memory Card Ver 1.01 and SDIO Card Ver 1.10 as per the Standard SD Host Controller Specifications Ver 1.00. Multi Slot support and Security Features (CPRM) are available as options.
The MMC 4.0 Specification was released by the MMCA in Feb 2004. The key feature of the MMC 4.0 specification is the Wider 8-bit bus width providing the 52 Mbyte/sec of data transfer, which is the highest of any flash card.
Arasan also sells its Host Controller in the form of a Hardware Development Kit with BSquare drivers for Win CE 4.2 and full compatibility with Microsoft Win CE 5.0,> Win 2K & XP. Over 10 customers worldwide currently use the HDK as a driver development platform and a production tester. About Ambarella
Ambarella, Inc. is a Sunnyvale, California based company focusing on consumer multimedia products.
About Multi Media Card Association (MMCA)
The MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) was founded in 1998 to promote the worldwide adoption of a compact, removable standard for storing and retrieving digital information in small, low power devices. MMC is an open standard driven by and available royalty free to it’s members.
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 and SDIO technologies. Arasan’s products and services enable businesses to develop and leverage product design and development. Arasan Chip Systems is an executive member of Multimedia Card Association (MMCA). Arasan is headquartered in San Jose, California, with design centers in India and support options available in Taiwan, China & Europe.