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capabilities with high storage capacity for enterprise-class storage
applications. Novachips products are built upon the company's unique flash
memory architecture, which significantly outpaces the scalability, performance
and reliability of SSDs that use NAND Flash. Novachips has offices in Bundang,
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Who's who in SSD? -
Novachips - by
editor - March 2015
Novachips has its own flash controller technology
and interconnect architecture which supports the design of high capacity SSDs.
HyperLink SSD interface IP - which was jointly developed with a company
(Novachips acquired HLNAND along with about 260 related patents in January 2015)
uses a serial, point-to-point, daisy-chain topology to connect up to 255
memory devices in a single memory channel, called a 'Ring'.
each HLNAND device is only connected to the next device in the Ring, it is
driving just one load. Therefore, unlike other interconnect methods in which
adding flash capacity to attain the addressible limits of the controller
involves adding memory devices (and capacitance) in parallel on the same lines -
thereby slowing down the data rate - an HLNAND SSD can maintain maximum
speed regardless of the number of devices populated in the Ring.
- combined Novachips's flash controller designs - enable 8TB 2.5" SSDs
with current generations of available memory.
operates in these markets:-
8TB 2.5" PCIe SSDs sampling soon from Novachips|
|Editor:- March 4, 2015 - Are you interested in a
8TB (15mm height) PCIe Gen2 x4 SSD (pdf) with a single controller developed
was an email I got recently from Sean Oh, based in
Kronberg, Germany, (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is the sales representative for
these products in Europe.
What would you say? I did the same. After
reading up the info he attached (there's a
too) I asked some questions about availability. Here's what Sean said.
- The working engineering samples have been available since last year.
- The 1st customer sample comes out in the next 30 days.
Editor's comments:- part of this story has its roots in a news
story from May 2007
- when a company called MOSAID was talking about a new, light capacitive load,
ring based, flash memory topology called HLNAND. To make it work they needed a
controller. Novachips collaborated on the design and recently acquired the
assets and patents.
- We plan to start a mass production in 2nd half of this year.