Gen 4 PCIe Controller Sets Performance Benchmark

Sampling now, Microsemi Corporation’s latest generation Flashtec NVMe 3016 Gen 4 PCIe controller is heralded as the industry's first enterprise controller of its kind. It is capable of delivering greater than 8 GB per second throughput and more than two million IOPS.


The device provides end-to-end enterprise class data integrity with high reliability and exceptionally strong RAID and ECC to support next-generation triple level-cell (TLC) and quad level-cell (QLC) NAND technologies targeted at the high growth storage end point markets, such as data center, server and storage. Its flexibility and programmability provide users the opportunity to optimize their own SSD solutions for a wide variety of applications including NVMe, Key Value, and Open Channel SSDs. Also, its programmable flash channel controller interface enables customers to future-proof for multiple generations of NAND technologies.

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The controller supports best-in-class enterprise features going beyond the NVMe 1.3 protocol with the latest in security, encryption, virtualization and high availability support. Fast design of PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs is enabled with Flashtec firmware development acceleration tools, including an architectural simulator to enable development and debug of firmware independent of silicon. As the third-generation Flashtec enterprise NVMe controller, the NVMe 3016 controller is designed for customer reuse of previously developed firmware on earlier generation devices and comes with NVMe evaluation boards as well as a complementary software development kit (SDK).


The Flashtec NVMe 3016 Gen 4 controller, evaluation boards, firmware and drivers are available for sampling to select customers. For additional information contact [email protected]. Also visit Microsemi.

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