Cadence® IP for SD/SDIO/eMMC is a family of system-level IP consisting of host controllers and PHY IP. Our host controller IP for SD/SDIO/eMMC provides connectivity with removable and embedded storage media, including SD 6.0, MMC memory cards, and eMMC 5.1 devices. The covered memory-card density ranges from SDSC through SDHC up to SDXC with a full range of supported speeds: DS, HS, SDR12/25/50/104, and DDR50. The supported eMMC devices include up to HS400.

Key Benefits

High Bandwidth and Low Latency

Strong system performance

Highly Integrated IP Offering

Fast system integration with high confidence and low cost

Wide Support of Standards

System flexibility for embedded and expandable storage


Command Queuing Engine (CQE) 
  • Reduces latency on small data transfers
Supports Default Speed, High Speed, and UHS- I (SDR12, SDR25, SDR50, SDR104, and DDR50)
  • Wide range of supported devices
Supports all eMMC 5.1 Speeds: SDR, DDR, HS200, and HS400
  • Wide range of supported devices
Selectable SDMA or ADMA2 (scatter-gather) Engine
  • Effective DMA access