As the first company shipping PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD solutions, Phison Electronics showcased its lineup of PCIe Gen4 SSD solutions, including the public debut of its E19 controller, at the Flash Memory Summit (FMS), August 6-8.
The PCIe 4.0 standard offers double the data transfer rate over the prior PCIe 3.0 version. The increased data transfer rate, signal reliability and integrity of PCIe Gen4 enables technology solutions providers with the ability to deliver greater performance, additional flexibility and lower latency to a multitude of applications, including PC, gaming, mobile, storage and networking.
According to CEO and Co-Founder of Liqid, Sumit Puri, “PCIe Gen4 will unleash the performance capabilities required for next generation data centric applications, including artificial intelligence and 5G edge computing. The LQD4500 provides 32TB of capacity and a PCIe Gen4x16 interface that enables over 24GB/s of throughput and 4 million IOPS. This impressive performance is only possible by aggregating multiple Phison E16 NVMe controllers into a single device. Liqid is excited that the Phison E16 is now powering the fastest storage in the world, the LQD4500.”
Among its portfolio of PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe products currently available or planned for release within the next year are:
- PS5016-E16 – a high-end controller that can easily reach speeds of 5GB/s sequential reads and 4.4GB/s sequential writes – the fastest sequential reads and writes for a single M.2 SSD. The PS5016-E16 is featuring two Arm Cortex-R5 cores, eight NAND channels rated at 800 MT/s and made using TSMC’s 28 nm process technology.
- PS5019-E19T – offering low power controllers for mainstream drives, delivering power savings and reducing cooling needs in data centers for all-day computing. The S5019-E19T will be based on the PS5013-E13T (one Arm Cortex-R5 core, four NAND channels, 28nm technology), but it comes with a new PCIe 4.0 x4 PHY. (Available 4Q 2019)
- PS5018-E18 – builds on the E16 to deliver even higher levels of performance with speeds of 7GB/s reads and writes (Available 2Q 2020) in advanced 12nm process node.
The entire portfolio of Phison PCIe Gen4 solutions provides end-to-end data path protection, dynamic SLC cache support and integrated security support for the latest encryption standards.
Phison PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe controllers are currently shipping in a number of products.