Arasan Announces its Total eMMC IP Solution on TSMC 7nm Process Technology

Arasan Chip Systems, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for mobile and automobile SoCs, today announced the immediate availability of its eMMC PHY IP on TSMC 7nm Process Technology

May 15, 2019, San Jose, CA: Arasan Chip Systems announced a new offering of IP solutions on TSMC 7nm process technology and it has immediate availability on the embedded Multi-Media Controller (eMMC) PHY IP. The eMMC PHY IP is silicon-proven on TSMC’s industry leading 7nm processors and it seamlessly integrates with Arasan eMMC 5.1 Host Controller IP and software. This will provide customers with a Total eMMC IP Solution on the TSMC 7nm processor.

The total eMMC IP solution is silicon-proven and is available on TSMC’s 40nm, 28nm, 16nm, and 12nm processors. An eMMC Hardware Development Kit (HDK) containing a Test Chip on TSMC’s 12nm FinFET Compact Technology (12FFC) is available for customers who want to prototype their SoCs.
“We started the Analog Mixed Signal Division at Arasan over a decade ago to provide a total IP solution to our customers. Analog was a huge leap for us in terms of technology challenges and capital requirements. Today, we are proud to provide our IP Solutions on TSMC’s 7nm process technology, the best choice of 7nm processor,” said Prakash Kamath, CTO at Arasan.

The eMMC 5.1 Specification from JEDEC, improves the HS400 speeds operating at 3.2Gbps, with “command queuing” – making the data transfers highly efficient by offloading the software overhead into the controller. eMMC 5.1 further improves the reliability of operation by utilizing an “enhanced strobe” at the PHY layer. The eMMC5.1 is backward compatible with the existing eMMC 4.51 and eMMC 5.0 Devices.
Arasan has been a member of the JEDEC eMMC Standards Body since its inception. Since 2001, Arasan offered an IP solution for Multimedia Cards (MMC); however, this was prior to the eMMC.
Arasan will add its D-PHY / C-PHY IP to its offerings on TSMC’s 7nm process later this year.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems is a leading provider of IP for mobile storage and mobile connectivity interfaces. Arasan’s high-quality, silicon-proven, total IP Solutions include Digital IP, AMS PHY IP, Verification IP, HDK and software. Arasan has a focused product portfolio targeting mobile SoC’s. Our vision of the term “mobile” has evolved over the past two decades to include all things mobile – starting with PDAs in the mid 1990s to smartphones & tablets of the 2000’s to today’s automobiles, drones and IoT’s. Arasan is at the forefront of the “mobile” evolution with its standards-based IPs at the heart of mobile SoCs.

Over a billion chips have been shipped with Arasan IP and all of the top 10 semiconductor companies have used our technology.

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