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Thursday, January 21 2021 - 03:11
Arasan announces its Total eMMC IP solution for TSMC 22nm process
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

  -- Arasan Chip Systems, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for mobile and
     automobile SoCs today announced the immediate availability of its eMMC PHY
     IP for TSMC 22nm process technology 

Arasan Chip Systems expands its IP offering for TSMC's industry-leading 22nm 
process technology with the immediate availability of its eMMC PHY IP for SoC 
Designs on TSMC 22nm process. The eMMC PHY IP on TSMC 22nm process is 
seamlessly integrated with Arasan's eMMC 5.1 Host Controller IP and Software 
thereby providing customers a Total eMMC IP Solution for TSMC 22nm process.

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Arasan offers a comprehensive portfolio of IP for TSMC 22nm process with its 
D-PHY v1.1 IP @1.5ghz, D-PHY v1.2 IP @2.5ghz, C-PHY / D-PHY Combo @2.5ghz and 
now the eMMC PHY available for this process.  All the MIPI PHY's are available 
as Tx only or Rx only in addition to the standard Tx/Rx IP.

Compared to its 28nm high-performance compact (28HPC) technology, TSMC's 22nm 
ultra-low power (22ULP) provides 10% area reduction with more than 30% speed 
gain or more than 30% power reduction for applications including image 
processing, digital TVs, set-top boxes, smartphones and consumer products. 
Meanwhile, the TSMC 22nm ultra-low leakage (22ULL) technology provides 
significant power reduction crucial for designs in IoT and wearables market 

Our Total eMMC IP solution is silicon proven and also available for TSMC's 
40nm, 28nm, 16nm, 12nm, and 7nm processes. An eMMC HDK containing our TSMC 12nm 
FFC Test Chip is available for customers who wish to prototype their SoCs.

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. 
Prior to eMMC, Arasan offered its solution for Multimedia Cards (MMC) starting 
in 2001.

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 SoCs. The term Mobile 
has evolved over our two decade history to include all things mobile - starting 
with PDA's in the mid 90's to Smartphones & Tablets of the 2000's to today's 
Automobiles, Drones and IoTs.  Arasan is at the forefront of this evolution of 
"Mobile" with its standards-based IP at the heart of Mobile SoCs.

Over a billion chips have been shipped with Arasan IP including with all of the 
top 10 semiconductor companies.

Dr. Sam Beal 

SOURCE: Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.