Arasan Chip Systems Announces SDXC Card Controller IP

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San Jose, California — August 26, 2009 — Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. (“Arasan”), a leading provider of Intellectual Property (IP) Cores, announced today the availability of the World’s first Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC) Card Controller IP compliant with the latest SD Memory Specification v3.0. Arasan’s SDXC Card Controller supports Ultra-High Speed I (UHS-I) operation and incorporates all standard security features.

The SDXC standard specifies cards with a maximum capacity of up to 2TB and bandwidth that scales up to 104MBps (UHS-I) in this version. This dramatic increase in capacity and bandwidth will enable consumers to store, download and share higher resolution multi-media content using the familiar Secure Digital (SD) card form-factor. Card manufacturers can use SDXC to leverage the rapid advances in NAND Flash technology to bring these high performance cards to market. This will enable SDXC to accelerate the introduction of cutting edge multi-media features into devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders thereby enriching the user experience.

With this release, Arasan continues to demonstrate its commitment to being the first to deliver SD IP. Arasan has been an Executive member of the SD Association since 2001 and has the most comprehensive portfolio of SD IP in the market today.

“The performance and capacity offered by SDXC memory cards are a discontinuous innovation and will enable a new generation of ultra portable consumer electronics and multi-media devices,” said Somnath Viswanath, Product Marketing Manager at Arasan. “By integrating Arasan’s SDXC Card Controller IP, memory card designers can be the first to offer SDXC memory cards that will span several generations of such consumer products”.

Arasan’s SDXC Card Controller IP is capable of both DDR (50MBps) and SDR (up to 104MBps) operation. It has built-in hardware support for multiple data protection schemes such as mechanical switch-based, password, temporary or permanent write protection. The IP supports newer SDXC commands via the Switch Function Command. It also incorporates CRC checking to validate transactions on the SD Memory Card Bus.

Arasan provides a “Total IP Solution” for its SDXC Card Controller IP Core including RTL source code, synthesis scripts, test environment and documentation all backed by world-class customer support.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems Inc. (, 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”.


Rich Timpa
Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.
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Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.
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