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IP-Maker

IP-Maker provides products and design services for embedded storage systems. The company develops and licenses intellectual properties. Their standards IPs are optimized for high performance storage applications (e.g. enterprise SSDs). Services include customized IPs and IP integration. IP-Maker is located in Aix en Provence, France. IP-Maker is a NVM Express specification adopter.

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Who's who in SSD?- by Zsolt Kerekes, editor

July 2016 - IP-Maker is one of over 30 SSD I/P SoC companies listed here on StorageSearch.com.

The company entered the PCIe SSD market in 2012.
IP-Maker mentions in SSD market history

In January 2012 - IP-Maker released a data transfer manager core - for use in NVMe compatible PCIe SSD designs. It fits between the media and the flash controller.

In May 2015 - IP-Maker announced that its NVMe data transfer manager design passed the UNH-IOL compatibility tests. IP-Maker's IP supports performance in the range of 350K IOPS and 10µs latency in a Gen2 x4 configuration.
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Editor:- July 11, 2016 - for designers of PCIe SSDs - IP-Maker has released its new Gen 3 NVMe PCIe reference design which is based on the VC709 evaluation kit by Xilinx.

It's integrated with Xilinx's Virtex-7 PCIe Gen3 hard IP and a soft DDR3 controller. The UNH-IOL NVMe compliant design uses a x4 lanes configuration.

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