| 1. Description|
The PL2536 is a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Multi-Partition eMMC bridge controller that can partition the eMMC card
into 3 drive areas: CD-ROM, Public and Security drive. The capacity for each partition can be easily
configured using the PL2536 MP Tool software. The Security partition can be locked and unlocked with a user
password setting. For CD-ROM only application, the Public partition can be removed during MP configuration.
Similarly, for generic USB flash disk application, the CD-ROM partition can also be removed. Customers can
also program their own company and product information (VID/PID, Manufacturer name, Product name, and
Serial Number strings) into the hidden area of the eMMC memory.
The PL2536 has a built-in MOSFET for eMMC cards power supply and built-in 5V to 3.3V/1.2V regulators.
The PL2536 is crystal-less design that saves the system BOM cost.
The PL2536 complies with the USB specification Rev. 2.0 and USB Mass Storage Class specification Rev.1.0.
The PL2536 is plug-and-play and no driver installation needed. The standard USB mass storage drivers are
already built inside Windows, Mac OS, and Linux (kernel 2.4 above) operating systems including Windows 10
and Mac OS X versions
Complies with USB Specification Rev. 2.0
Supports eMMC4.41 Specifications
Programmable eMMC card partitions:
o Maximum 3 partitions configuration: CD-ROM, Public, Security
o Each partition capacity can be easily configured
o Includes password protection for the Security partition
Customized VID/PID, serial number and manufacturer/product string information can be stored in
the hidden area of the eMMC card.
System configurations are also stored in the hidden area. (Ex. Write protect, password enable…)
Auto-run ISO file can be stored in the CD-ROM partition
Public partition is used for generic USB Flash Drive application
Configure the features and partitions by MP tool software
No driver installation needed. USB Mass Storage Class specification compliant. Drivers are already
built-in inside most popular operating systems like Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Built-in 3.3V MOSEFT for eMMC card power supply
Built-in 5V to 3.3V and 5V to 1.2V regulators
In-house Crystal-less Oscillator design to save BOM
4.5V~5.5V operating power supply
QFN24 and SSOP28 small-size packages