SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 9, 2007— Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. ("Arasan"), a leading supplier of reusable Intellectual Property (IP) cores, software, semiconductors and design services, today announced its is shipping its next generation SDIO software stack called SDIO neX. SDIO neX supports SD, SDIO and MMC cards with multiple host slots running on the SDIO Host and SDIO Device Controller IP from Arasan. An enhanced version supports the MMC 4.2 Card and CE-ATA micro-drive standards running on the SDIO Combo Controller IP. The stack uses and entirely new architecture designed for maximum throughput and low CPU overhead. Throughput over the SD Bus has limited the adoption of the standard in high speed applications. SDIO neX software will eliminate this bottleneck. The stack is fully compliant with the Standard SD host Controller Specification Version 2.00 from the SD Association with support for Advanced DMA 2. The software stack is optimized to work with the SDIO Host and SDIO Device IP from Arasan. The stack and bus driver are fully compatible with Linux Kernel 2.6 and can be ported easily to other embedded Operating Systems (OS) like ThreadX and VxWorks running on different processor platforms.
"Software is an important element of our Total Technology
Solution," said Kevin Walsh, Vice President of Marketing for Arasan.
"Our new SDIO neX gives customers the next generation of efficiency
that they need to bring up the rich set of applications supported by
SDIO for mobile devices which need to deliver maximum throughput with
low CPU overhead when used with our SDIO Host and SDIO Device
SDIO neX supports the high throughput capabilities necessary when
using SDIO with Ultra Wide Band (UWB) and WiMax embedded applications.
The code can be compiled in these applications producing better
throughput and requiring fewer threads to the OS. The result is the
best performance in a compact implementation. The stack may be
licensed by vendors developing platforms for products like cellular
handsets, multi media devices, gaming platforms and other consumer
products who wish to have SDIO support. The deliverables include the
source code to the stack, technical documentation and one year of
Arasan offers custom porting services for SDIO neX for OS. These
OS include Nucleus, ThreadX, uITRON, and VxWorks. Arasan works closely
with customers who need customizations for their particular
applications. The software is shipped in object form with our Hardware
Design Kit (HDK) for SDIO. This kit can be purchased separately. The
SDIO neX stack is tuned to work with the SDIO Host, SDIO Device IP and
the SDIO Combo IP, which supports CE-ATA as well, all from Arasan.
Arasan is the leading provider of the SDIO Host IP Core and the
SDIO Device IP core with over 100 licenses sold to date to companies
like Intel, Toshiba, LSI Logic, and HP.
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 Product Design Development
tools like the Hardware Validation Platform and Software targeted for
Linux. Custom bus integration services are offered to integrate the IP
in a customer specific manner.
Arasan's Validation Platform is a stand-alone board with used for
compliance testing of as well as prototyping, including driver
development. The Validation Platform is the easiest way to prototype
and to demonstrate compliance for customers. The Platform is available
Pricing and Availability
Arasan's SDIO Software is available immediately.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, CE-ATA and MIPI since 2004. Arasan is
headquartered in San Jose, California, with design centers in India
and support options available in Taiwan, China & Europe.
Visit: www.arasan.com for more product information.
Arasan, and the Arasan Logo, are trademarks or trademarks of
Arasan. SDIO, CE-ATA, USB, PCI, MMCA, MIPI, are all trademarks of
their respective organizations.