Flashtec by Microsemi

 

The Microsemi Flashtec second-generation NVMe controller family enables the world’s leading enterprises and data centers to realize the highest performance SSDs utilizing the latest NAND technologies.

Combining world-class capacity and flexibility, the Microsemi Flashtec Controller family is the reliable choice. The Flashtec NVMe2032 and NVMe 2016 controllers support the standard NVM Express (NVMe) host interface and are optimized for high-performance 4KB random read/write operations, performing all flash management operations on-chip and consuming negligible host processing and memory resources. Independent testing by Demartek shows that a single Flashtec-based PCIe SSD can replace eight SATA SSDs and still deliver 2.5 times higher bandwidth while running an OLTP workload in a Microsoft SQL server database.

SSDs designed with Microsemi’s second-generation Flashtec™ NVMe™ Controllers can deliver up to one million I/O operations per second (IOPS) and 20TB of flash capacity. Independent testing by Demartek shows that a single Flashtec-based PCIe SSD can replace eight SATA SSDs and still deliver 2.5 times higher bandwidth while running an OLTP workload in a Microsoft SQL server database. Flashtec controllers also enable more than double the IOPS performance of other PCIe SSDs.

ERROR CORRECTION
Flashtec’s advanced ECC engine provides superior endurance and increases the overall reliability of today’s SSD technologies and NAND geometries. Memory life is extended by implementing advanced LDPC correction utilizing both hard and soft decode techniques, significantly improving TCO and enabling differentiated solutions for both the Enterprise and Data Center Storage market segments.

FLEXIBILITY
The Flexible and programmable platform gives developers total control in SDD solution optimization. End users deploy these PCIe-SSD-based systems in their data centers for Cloud computing and business-critical applications, such as online transaction processing, financial data processing, database mining, and any other applications that are sensitive to latency and performance.

TCO & RELIABILITY
Microsemi’s Flashtec controller family provides the data integrity and reliability features expected in enterprise-class solutions. Flash reliability is ensured through a combination of exceptionally strong ECC and flash channel RAID.

Flashtec products are optimized for power savings utilizing a combination of architectural and semiconductor design techniques. Emphasis has been given not only to absolute power consumption but also to advance power management features, including automatic idling of processor cores and autonomous power reduction capabilities. The Flashtec family leverages the Enterprise NVM Express dynamic power management interface, enabling solutions to meet power and performance objectives through firmware to meet overall total cost of ownership goals.