Thursday, October 22, 2015

Avago Demos First Multi-Reader Storage Read Channel in Silicon

Avago Technologies demonstrated the first multi-reader HDD read channel in silicon -- a key technology for next-generation HDD controllers with high-performance data rates up to 4.0GHz.  The development will enable Array Reader Magnetic Recording (ARMR), which targeted at providing areal densities greater than 1.3Tb/in2.

Avago said its multi-reader HDD read channel creates the next inflection point in areal density capability.  Capacity gains enabled by multi-reader channels are 10 times greater than prior generation channel technologies.

“The Avago multi-reader HDD read channel is a significant engineering accomplishment that will provide HDD makers with the ability to deliver the increasing storage capacities needed to satisfy all storage markets,” said Dan Fisher, vice president of marketing, Data Controller Division at Avago. “We are excited to provide a technology that will enable a single 2U server to increase system capacity by an additional 16TB. This added capacity can provide storage for an additional 3 million photos or 30,000 user email accounts, all without increasing the power or physical footprint of prior generation platforms.”