ArcticLink® family is a programmable solution platform designed specifically to meet the unique connectivity requirements of handheld devices.
With the explosion of new handheld applications and devices, customers are demanding multiple functions to be performed at optimal levels by a single device. As a result, designers of handheld products such as Smartphones, Personal Media Players and Portable Navigation Devices are faced with the challenge of integrating enhanced wireless connectivity and digital storage features, among others.
ArcticLink addresses these issues in two ways: first by providing hardwired building blocks such as 3G USB Datacard, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG), SD, SDIO, MMC and CE-ATA, and secondly with an embedded, ultra-low power array of Proven System Blocks (PSBs) for additional connectivity and custom functions.
The flexible programmable fabric combined with the hardwired building blocks provides a compact, single-chip solution that reduces BOM costs, saves board space, eases system-level design trade-offs and increases the end product’s time-to-market.
ArcticLink Solution Platform has two small package options; 5x6mm Wafer Level Chip Scale Package and 8x8mm TFBGA package for space constrained applications, and a 12x12mm package for high pin count applications.
High performance data transfers improves consumer experience and improves overall battery life
Flexible host controller can be configured for connectivity and control of varying mobile peripheral and memory technology
Ideal for enabling hardware/software platforms to support multitude of future product requirements or for tailoring CSSP to exact requirements
Autonomous data transfers reduce application processor overhead