updated 6/22/2011 6:20:01 PM ET 2011-06-22T22:20:01

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. ("Arasan"), a leading provider of Total IP Solutions, announced today 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. These MMC/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 Gb/sec.

Arasan's new eMMC 4.5 Device and MCR Host products provide manufacturers a Total IP solution for creating products supporting these 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

"All of our MMC/eMMC 4.5 Controllers are offered as a Total IP solution including all of the RTL, Verification IP, software stacks and drivers, and hardware development kits that are required to integrate and validate our IP in the customer's system," said Prakash Kamath, Vice President Engineering.

Pricing and Availability

The Arasan IP solutions, including IP core, VIP, software drivers, and hardware development kit are available immediately for licensing.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems is a leading provider of Total IP Solutions for mobile storage and connectivity applications.   Arasan's high-quality, silicon-proven, Total IP Solutions include digital IP cores, analog PHY interfaces, verification IP, hardware verification kits, protocol analyzers, software stacks and drivers and optional customization services for MIPI, USB, SD, SDIO, MMC/eMMC, CF, UFS, xD and many other popular standards.

Arasan's Total IP products serve system architects and chip design teams in mobile, gaming and desktop computing systems that require silicon-proven, validated IP, delivered with the ability to integrate and verify both digital, analog and software components in the shortest possible time with the lowest risk.

Unlike many other IP providers, Arasan's Total IP Solution encompasses all aspects of IP development and integration, including analog and digital cores, hardware development kits, protocol analyzers, validation IP and software stacks and drivers and optional architecture consulting and customization services.   

Based in San Jose, CA, USA, Arasan Chip Systems has a 15 year track record of IP and IP standards development leadership.

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CONTACT: Sales Contact
         Ron Mabry
         Arasan Chip Systems,Inc.
         408-282-1600 x108
         sales@arasan.com
         
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         Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.
         408-282-1600 x111
         pr@arasan.com

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