June 27, 2011 -- Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. has announced the introduction of its MMC/ eMMC 4.5 Device Controller IP product, and upgrades, to its complete family of Multi-Card Reader (MCR) Host Controllers. TheseMMC/ eMMC 4.5 Device and Host Controllers are the first to support the recently released JEDEC specification, designed to meet requirements for secure, yet flexible, program code and data storage for consumer electronic products.
With its low-pin count, high bandwidth, and multiple-boot mechanisms, eMMC 4.5 greatly simplifies design for systems employing non-volatile storage. Arasan's Device and MCR Host Controller IP implementations of the eMMC 4.5 specification facilitate higher system-level performance, in order to meet the increasing demands of consumer electronic devices. Arasan's Device and Host Controllers are offered as a Total IP solution including RTL Host Controller IP, software stack, hardware development board, verification IP and ESL models.
Arasan's eMMC 4.5 Device and MCR Host Controller offers important new features enabling superior consumer products including higher clock rates, larger sector size, and automatic transmission parameter tuning. All of these features enable a 2X improvement in bandwidth to 1.6 Gbpsec.
Arasan's new eMMC 4.5 Device and MCR Host products support the following standards:
- SD/SDIO/MMC/eMMC Device Controller
- 3MCR – SD/SDIO/MMC/eMMC Host Controller
- 5MCR – SD/SDIO/MMC/eMMC/MS/MSPro
- 6MCR – SD/SDIO/MMC/eMMC/MS/MSPro/xD
- 7MCR – SD/SDIO/MMC/eMMC/MS/MSPro/xD/CF
The Arasan IP solutions, including IP core, VIP, software drivers, and hardware development kit are available immediately for licensing.
Go to the Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. website to find additional information.