Arasan Announces SD Card UHS-II PHY IP for 12nm SoC Designs

Arasan Chip Systems a leading provider of semiconductor IP expands its SD CARD UHS-II PHY offering with PHY for 12nm designs in addition to 16nm and 28nm designs with the immediate availability.

May 15, 2019, San Jose, CA: Arasan today announced the immediate availability of its SD Card UHS-II PHY for 12nm SoC designs compliant to the latest 4.1 Specification supporting speeds of upto 3.12 Gbps. The design can be enhanced to support the latest SD Card UHS-III PHY upon customer request. T.

Arasan joined as an executive member of the SD Association in 2001. The first IP Product we announced for the SD standards was the SDIO Device Controller IP followed by the Standard SD Host Controller IP. The SD IP Product line remains Arasan’s most successful product line to date.

The SD Card standard is gaining rapid adoption in automobiles and drones to store data from their high resolution cameras where higher access speeds and storage are required.


The SD Card UHS-II PHY is available immediately for 12nm, 16nm and 28nm SoC Designs. Test Chips fabricated on TSMC 12nm foundry node along with the characterization reports are available for customers to evaluate our IP and build prototype SD Cards or SD Host platforms.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems is a leading provider of Total IP Solutions for mobile, automobile and Drone SoC’s. 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 mobile connectivity and storage standards. Arasan’s Total IP products serve system architects and chip design teams in applications 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.

SD Association

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