The rapid proliferation of high-performance mobile and handheld devices has resulted in increasing requirements for non-volatile memory. Memory interfaces with larger capacities and faster access times are needed.
In response to these trends, SD 4.1 UHS-II or sd 4.1 uhs-ii achieves a peak interface speed of 3.12Gb/s. Arasan’s UHS-II PHY is compliant with the draft specification of UHS-II and is an extremely area and power-efficient implementation. This interface is backward compatible with legacy SD cards. Both Host and Device UHS-II PHY configurations are available
The UHS-II PHY IP is a comprehensive, silicon-proven configurable core that has been ported to multiple process nodes and leading foundries. It uses sub-LVDS signaling consisting of one pair each for transmit, receive, and an additional reference clock. This low-pin interface has reduced power consumption and low EMI. To further reduce power, the reference clock operates at 1/15 or 1/30 of the data transfer speed. This differential clock operates between 26MHz to 52MHz and is carried over the legacy SD lines DAT0, DAT1.
Arasan’s SD 4.1 UHS-II PHY operates in both the Full-duplex and Half-duplex modes. It includes a 8b/10b encoder/decoder. The controller side interface of the UHS-II PHY operates in the range from 39MB/s to 156MB/s. The default data lane D0 is used for downstream connection and the D1 lane is used for the other direction. An 8b/10b coding scheme is used. To improve testability, the SD 4.1 UHS-II PHY implements the standard loopback paths.