Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Marvell Intros PCIe 3.0 NVM Express SSD Controller

Marvell introduced its first native Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) solid-state drive (SSD) controller.  The company said its new device leverages a fully flash-optimized architecture that overcomes SAS/SATA performance limitations by optimizing hardware and software to take full advantage on NAND.The controller also integrates Marvell's third generation NANDEdge error-correcting, low-density parity check (LDPC) technology for higher reliability and endurance boost that was previously announced with Marvell's fifth generation SATA SSD controller, the 88SS1074. The device supports up to four lanes of PCIe 3.0, making it suitable for full 4GB/s or 2GB/s end points. Sampling is underway.

"As the global leader of the storage industry, we are very proud of our innovation, invention, and contribution to the advancement of a wide range of storage technologies and products. I am very excited to see that our new SSD controller solution has once again raised the technology bar with superior performance, high reliability and robust security," said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell.