LSI is demonstrating to OEM customers the TrueStore RC5100 read channel for hard disk drives (HDD).
The RC5100 is the first 28nm read channel and features a new low-density parity check (LDPC) iterative decoding architecture, which enables HDD manufacturers to achieve increased areal density, higher yield and lower power consumption for HDDs.
A critical piece of technology for increasing the capacity of hard drives, a read channel translates the magnetically encoded information on the hard disk drive to electronic signals that can be understood by the host computer.
The RC5100 is designed to support notebook, desktop and enterprise HDDs. It supports low power management features, which are critical to extending battery life in notebooks and to reducing energy costs in datacenters. The RC5100 also supports new technologies such as shingled magnetic recording (SMR), a key technology for achieving next-generation areal density points.
The TrueStore RC5100 is expected to be available to LSI's OEM customers in the first calendar quarter of 2012.