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QuickLogic SDIO Host Controller Solution Now Encompasses High Capacity Memory


SUNNYVALE, Calif. - QuickLogic® Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the lowest power programmable solutions leader, has enhanced its proven SDIO host controller solution with the ability to handle Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards. The host controller can be implemented in QuickLogic’s PolarPro™ or Eclipse II™ device families and is part of the company’s connectivity companion device solutions that address the needs of handheld system designs.

“Secure Digital has become one of the leading standards for flash memory cards that are widely used in smartphones, personal media players, personal navigation devices and digital cameras,” said Brian Faith, QuickLogic’s Vice President, Solution Marketing. “The recent addition of SDHC to the SD standard really underscores the strong demand for ever increasing storage capacity. Our SDIO host controller solution with SDHC support allows designers to easily connect high capacity SD cards to applications processors.”

Target applications for this solution include high capacity storage for navigation systems that hold maps and point-of-interest databases, digital cameras required to hold images, and camcorders that use solid-state recording media. By extending the functionality of the SDIO host controller, QuickLogic provides designers with a fast track for adding SDHC compatibility to their products.

“Alternative solutions may not be hardware compatible with SDHC, and those that are will still require driver upgrades,” notes Faith. “QuickLogic’s SDHC implementation provides a complete solution, including both a hardware and software driver that can be added to new or existing host controller implementations.” The programmability also allows the host controller solution to be configured for attachment to the customer’s processor of choice and to offer a scaleable number of ports.


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