ShareDrive Specifications and Data Transfer Information

The Thumbdrive with "Intelligence"

Xmultiple’s patent pending SharePlayer/ShareDrive dual directional copy technology is a chip-based firmware and hardware technology which can be incorporated into any USB type flash memory device. Products enabled with the SharePlayer/ShareDrive technology can transfer data from the enabled device to any “standard” flash memory device (Share) or can copy data from a standard device to the enabled device (Load). The core technology also controls the standard flash drive functions, replacing existing flash controllers.

How Tiny?

The pictures tell almost the entire story as to how small the SharePlayer/ShareDrive is in comparison with USB Bridge devices. SharePlayer/ShareDrives are three devices in one..... first a thumbdrive....second a USB Bridge and third a Sharing-On-The-Go Device which is our patent pending thumbdrive to thumbdrive hardware/firmware. The SharePlayer/ShareDrive is .75” thick, its height is 3.85" x the width of 1.4" It’s still is as small as most cigarette lighters and there is an incredible technology inside.

Both Share and Load features are possible without the use of a computer or other support or connection devices. The SharePlayer/ShareDrive device contains both a male and a female USB connector. The male USB connector permits connection to a PC or other host device for uploading data into the SharePlayer/ShareDrive device. The female connector links the FlashPoint device to any other flash memory device in preparation for file transfers between the two.

Xmultiple’s SharePlayer/ShareDrive is a new supplement to the USB 2.0 specification. It challenges the capability of existing mobile devices and USB peripherals by giving them an added host capability for connection to other USB devices. These new features were needed to upgrade standard USB technology for mobile and peripheral devices. These new features include the additional host capability, smaller connectors, and low power output, which eliminate the current limitation in the USB that requires a PC to act as host.

SHAREDRIVE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

CSM6x51 8-bits Controller Core

8 bits 8051compatible MCU core
Turbo mode with 2 clocks per machine cycle
12MHz external ceramic resonator
24MHz internal CPU clock
Two 16-bits timer
Support power saving mode
Built in power on reset with watchdog function

Memory

64K byte internal ROM
256 byte internal RAM
In-chip 12K byte external mode data RAM

USB OTG Module

Fully compliant with the USB specification Rev. 2.0 (full-speed) and OTG supplement Rev. 1.0
Support 4 endpoints for bulk, interrupt and control transfer
USB host and peripheral dual role device in one
Supports Suspend, Resume and Wakeup features
Integrated USB transceiver

Interface

All NAND type flash available in the market with capacity 256MB~1GB of x 8/16 organization
Support external devices with USB Mass Storage
Compliant devices and/or with PTP protocol direct file transfer with internal flash.
Support file to file; directory to directory; disk to disk bi-direction transfer with each other.

Miscellaneous

Function buttons
Power: Turn on power
Share: Upload data
Load: Download data
Reset: System reset
Function indicators
LED #1: Single color, Power functions
LED #2: Bi-color, Data functions
Rechargeable Li-ion power module with DC or USB charge
Operation system support WindowsXP/2000/Me; MacOS9.X

Mechanical

LQFP-128 pin package
16mm X 16mm X 1.6mm

 

Data Transfer – Share Data from ShareDrive to other flash drive devices

1. Connect the devices.
2. Push the “Power” button.
a. LED #1 POWER, steady red = Power
b. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) steady green =
Ready
3. Push the “Share” button.
4. Automatic memory capacity check initiated
a. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) flashing green Data transferring.
b. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) flashing red =
Memory Overload Error
5. Push “Reset” button for Memory Overload
Error
a. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) steady green =
Ready, Repeat
6. Data Transfer complete.
a. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) off = Transfer
complete

In the above scenario, all of the contents of the ShareDrive enabled device (HOST) SHARE Directory have been copied to the GUEST device. The HOST device will automatically create a Directory in the GUEST device named SHARE. If a Directory Named Share is already present in the GUEST, its contents will be overwritten. Note: A “Memory Overload Error” will be indicated when the GUEST device has less total memory available than the contents of the HOST’s SHARE Directory.

 

Data Transfer – Load (DownLoad) Data from other flash drive devices to FlashPoint

1. Connect the devices.
2. Push the “Power” button.
a. LED #1 POWER, steady red = Power On
b. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) steady green =
Ready
3. Push the “Load” button.
4. Automatic memory capacity check initiated.
a. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) flashing green
Data transferring
b. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) flashing red = Memory Overload Error
5. Push “Reset” button for Memory Overload
Error.
a. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) steady green
Ready, Repeat
6. Data Transfer complete.
a. LED #2 DATA, (bi-color) off = Transfer complete
In this scenario all of the contents of the GUEST
device have been copied to the FlashPoint HOST
device (Disk Copy). Note: A “Memory Overload
Error” will be indicated when the HOST FlashPoint
device has less total memory available than the
contents of the GUEST device.

Power Management and Battery Life
When rechargeable batteries are chosen as the
power source, Xmultiple’s Proprietary USB
ShareDrive Disk Controller manages a single
lithium-ion battery, including charge functions and
low voltage indication. Charge current is board-
level selectable. When connected to a PC’s USB
port, a powered USB hub or an independent DC
power adapter (through the USB or optional DC
power jack), charging is automatically initiated.

1. Connect the ShareDrive to the power
source.
a. LED #1 POWER, steady red = Battery
charging
b. LED #1 POWER, off = Battery ready
c. LED #1 POWER, flashing red = battery fault
(charge mode); low battery (data mode)
Battery life can be defined as the number of data
transfer cycles possible and is a direct result of the
battery capacity (mAh) selected by the electronics
designer. The battery referenced in this
preliminary specification will provide approximately
100, 15-second data transfers per battery charge
Lithium-ion batteries can deliver up to 500
recharge cycles; therefore, the estimated life of this
battery is approximately 50,000 data transfers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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