The proliferation of streaming media and social networking content has exponentially increased storage demand locally and within data centers. Managing this large increase in data movement requires a higher level of processing capability, but fixed space and power constraints constantly challenge SoC implementation teams to support the increased capacity and performance requirements without exceeding power budgets.
USB flash drives and SD cards provide consumers with a relatively low cost removable storage solution for content on their mobile devices (digital cameras, smartphones, and tablets). In the personal computing world, many hard disk drives (HDD) are transitioning to SSDs to improve performance, reliability, and power consumption.
ARC® processors are widely used in solid state drives (SSDs) and flash cards (SD cards, USB drives, CF, etc.).