Category: System and Controllers
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 1MB
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.00.00.09 / 19 Feb 2008
This single chip solution offers a high performance bridging function that links multimedia memory cards with a host interface like a universal memory bus. This device is able to support just about all memory cards that are available within the market including SD Card Compact Flash, SD Card, Multi Media Card, Smart Media, xD Picture Card and Memory Stick. The Ricoh MMC Host Controller works well with embedded devices because it is able to adopt a universal memory bus interface. With a simple setting of external pins, the interface mode is able to be selected. The device has reduced power consumption due to an innovative hardware design that works when on suspend mode as well as a built in power regulator that allows a 3.3 V power operation. The applications that the product can be used for include Car navigation, PDAs as well as digital based appliances such as audio players, digital TVs and DVD recorders.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The Ricoh MMC Host Controller can be used at a recommended operating temperature of between -40 degrees and 185 degrees Fahrenheit. The advanced uses of this device include GPS modules, fingerprint recognition appliances, digital tuners, and 802.11 b modems. The MMC host controller IP core sets up write/command FIFO as well as read cache. The core may have a different buffering space and is able top be allocated optimally depending on the demands of the system. Applications that are only designed for read only memory cards are more likely to have more buffer space assigned in their read cache while with reading and writing data, there may be a balanced allocation for buffering. The Ricoh MMC host controller can be used as a support for other controllers without the need of replacing the system software that is currently in use. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Ricoh MMC Host Controller errors before installing any driver updates.