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Genesys Logic Announces A500, Industry’s First USB 3.1 Gen 1/Lightning iAP2 Card Reader Controller Supporting SD 4.0 UHS-II High Speed Technology Date:2016/12/28

The new MacBook PRO has no SD card slot!

iPhone storage capacity is always not enough!

Cannot endure the long time when copying files!


Genesys Logic, Inc., a leading IC design company in mixed-signal, high-speed I/O technologies, today announced A500, its high-performance USB 3.1 Gen1/Lightning iAP2 memory card reader controller that be able to solve your problems.


A500 is worldwide 1st SD 4.0 UHS-II memory card reader controller which supports dual host interfaces, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Apple Lightning iAP2. Through Apple Lighting interface users can backup photo, video and document to SD card to release the iPhone storage capacity. And, through USB-C interface to move files from SD card to Macbook and New Macbook PRO. A500 supports UHS-II high speed technology that is 3 times faster than UHS-I. In the real test, moving a 60GB 4K film from SD card to PC that need 11’40s by UHS-I and only need 3’41s by UHS-II.


The most exciting is, A500 is tested R320/W270 MB/s of reading/writing performance on PC and R35/W32 MB/s on iPhone. Both are the highest performance ever seen.


In addition to performance, thermal effect is another factor to consider in mobile card reader application. To solve this problem, A500 integrates 5V-to-1.2V DC-DC regulator to improve the power efficiency. Compared to traditional LDO regulator, the power consumption of A500 is 50% lower and customers can design tiny/compact card readers easily.


Design kit for A500 USB 3.1 Gen1/Lightning iAP2 to SD 4.0 UHS-II card reader is available now. The kit includes A500 controller, customized firmware, evaluation board, system design service, simple App for testing usage, iOS SDK and technical support. Genesys Logic will also provide assistance in product development and mass production.


Genesys Logic will participate in CES 2017 held between January 5-8, 2017 to demonstrate its USB 3.1 family of products and USB Type-CTM solution in the Westgate, Las Vegas with booth number Taiwan Pavilion 1310. For more information on Genesys Logic and its products, please visit Genesys Logic’s website http://www.genesyslogic.com.


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