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Realtek Successfully Develops Windows Vista Logo & CE Certified All-in-One Card Reader Controller

2007/03/12

HSINCHU, Taiwan – March 12, 2007 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (2379) today announced that it has successfully developed the RTS5151, an all-in-one card reader controller (CF/SM/SD/MMC/MS/xD/MD) with integrated 5V/3.3V regulator and power MOSFET. The RTS5151 is Windows Vista Logo and European CE certified.
Via the Windows Vista Logo program, Microsoft recognizes industry partners who have invested in delivering Windows Vista goals of a high user-friendly experience together with high-performance. Enhanced system performance is provided through support for the ReadyBoost function of Intel's next-generation Santa Rosa platform, which expands memory capacity through flash memory cards to make random reads faster than from traditional hard drives.
To ensure better compatibility and guarantee a satisfying out-of-the-box experience for users running Realtek card reader products with various memory cards, the RTS5151 is also USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) compliant, and passes Sony Memory Stick Pro and xD-Picture Card 1.2C testing.

The RTS5151 has been awarded European CE certification on a 2‑layer PCB, enabling a substantial reduction in system costs and providing a highly economic and competitive solution for card reader manufacturers. To achieve reduced EMI in crowded system environments, the RTS5151 integrates patented Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) technology.

“For easy application and high-performance in diverse environments, the RTS5151 complies with the latest standards for various memory cards, including Secure Digital 2.0 (SDHC), MultiMediaCard 4.2, and Ultra DMA Mode CF, and has excellent performance with the latest memory cards from major suppliers, including the SanDisk Extreme IV CF”, said Realtek's Vice President and Spokesman, Jessy Chen. “Realtek's RTS5151 card reader controller is the ideal choice for next-generation Microsoft Windows Vista products”.

The Realtek RTS5151 offers excellent hardware and Windows Vista compatibility, and supports all memory cards that the RTS5111 series supports.

About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world's leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, and LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website: www.realtek.com.tw.

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