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StorSelect DS (part #
Palmchip Introduces Next
Generation Storage Connectivity IP Core
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Feb.
11, 2004 Supports Multiple Standards (ATA133, PCMCIA, Compact Flash, Compact Flash Plus)
on a shared bus -- saves 35 pins
Palmchip Corporation, a pioneer in semiconductor IP and system-on-chip platform technology
today announced the availability of its new StorSelect(TM) DS next generation storage
connectivity IP core with patent pending DriveSelect(TM) and SpeedSelect(TM) technology.
The StorSelect DS (part # BK-37102-DS)
product integrates IDE Ultra ATA, PCMCIA, Compact Flash and Compact Flash-Plus functions
into a single core. With DriveSelect technology, designers can make chips that work with
virtually any type of storage media whether magnetic, flash or optical. The core will
automatically detect the type of storage media and switch to the appropriate protocol.
Additionally, Palmchip's patent-pending SpeedSelect technology allows the IDE core timings
to be reprogrammed by software to support all ATA modes at virtually any clock frequency
which is perfect for a wide range of applications from DVD drives up to the ultra fast
133Mhz UDMA storage drives. With Palmchip's unique integration technology, the StorSelect
DS product eliminates approximately 35 pins on the chip resulting in cost advantage over
traditional integration approaches. The StorSelect DS core is designed to interface to the
host processor either through the CoreFrame PalmBus interface or AHB slave interface for
PIO access to external devices and access to internal registers.
"The new StorSelect DS product
represents Palmchip's continued leadership and dominance in the storage connectivity IP
market," said Jim Venable, senior vice president of Palmchip Corporation.
"StorSelect DS' innovative and advanced technology has already proven popular with
our customers and has been licensed by two chipmakers for use in upcoming product
Pricing and Availability
StorSelect DS is available now. Please
contact Palmchip for pricing at 408-952-2007.
Palmchip Corporation develops and
licenses configurable SoC platforms, subsystems, and IP cores for embedded SoC's used in a
variety of applications. Palmchip's IP is based on its CoreFrame(R) integration
technology. This technology is independent of processor, I/O or foundry, allowing
designers flexibility in porting IP from any number of sources. Palmchip was established
in 1996 and is today a privately held company based in San Jose, California (USA). More
information can be obtained at www.palmchip.com.
Palmchip, the palm leaf logo and
CoreFrame are registered trademarks of Palmchip Corporation. StorSelect DS, DriveSelect,
and SpeedSelect are trademarks of Palmchip Corporation. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners