Arasan Chip Systems Releases Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.1 IP

San Jose, CA  July 27, 2012

Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. (“Arasan”), a leading provider of Total IP Solutions, announced today, support for the new UFS 1.1 standard in their UFS Host Controller IPUFS Device Controller IP, M-PHY® 2.0 for UFS and Hardware Validation Platforms.

The new UFS upgrade will provide higher performance and lower power consumption for mobile applications. JEDEC announced the new UFS 1.1 June 25, 2012, as an update to the 1.0 standard published in 2011. To make the transition from eMMC technology easier, UFS 1.1 has implemented functionality that is compatible with the recent eMMC v4.51 command protocol improvements. UFS 1.1 also supports the M-PHYTM and UniProSM specifications.

The Arasan UFS IP family consists of Host controller IP, Device controller IP, and M-PHY. In addition, Arasan offers Linux-based UFS Hardware Validation Platforms for early software development and use as reference platforms. These platforms include Arasan UFS IP as well as a UFS command-level GUI. UFS has also been adopted by the MIPI Alliance as a data transfer standard designed for mobile systems. The ability to achieve transmission speed of 2.9 Gbps per lane allows UFS 1.1 to greatly improve the data transfer rate between the flash data storage device and the application processors in smart phones and tablets, especially when running multiple applications concurrently. Arasan UFS IP solutions support UFS High-Speed Gear 1 and Gear 2 performance specifications are Gear-3 ready in anticipation of the next version of the specification. UFS offers large storage capacity for data and boot code. Applications include mobile phones, tablets, DSC, PMP, MP3, and other applications requiring mass storage, boot storage, XiP or external cards. The UFS standard is a low pin-count, high-performance, serial interface that efficiently moves data between a host processor and mass storage devices. USF transfers follow the SCSI model, but with a subset of SCSI commands.


Arasan’s UFS Host Controller IP, UFS Device Controller IP and UFS M-PHY are available immediately for licensing. Deliverables include Verilog HDL of the IP Core, Verification IP, synthesis scripts, and documentation for the soft IP and GDSII for the hard IP. Arasan’s UFS Hardware Validation Platforms are also available now.

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 16 year track record of IP and IP standards development leadership.

For further information please contact:

Sales Contact:
Ron Mabry
Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.
408-471-4416 x108

PR Contact:
Ursula Hultqvist
Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.
408-471-4416 x111