Microsemi's Flashtec NVMe 3016 Gen 4 PCIe controller now sampling

Microsemi Corporation announced its new Flashtec NVMe 3016 Gen 4 PCIe controller is sampling to early adopter customers.

According to Microsemi, this is the industry’s first enterprise controller of its kind, and as such addresses market demand for high-reliability, high-performance PCIe Gen 4 NVMe solid state drives (SSDs). It is also capable of delivering greater than 8GB per second throughput and more than 2million IOPS.

The device provides end-to-end enterprise class data integrity with high reliability and 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 centre server and storage, says Microsemi.

Users can optimise their own SSD solutions for a variety of applications including NVMe, Key Value and Open Channel SSDs, while the programmable flash channel controller interface enables customers to future-proof for multiple generations of NAND technologies.

Microsemi adds that its Flashtec NVMe 3016 controller supports best-in-class enterprise features going beyond the NVMe 1.3 protocol with the latest in security, encryption, virtualisation 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).

Microsemi’s Flashtec NVMe 3016 is part of a full end-to-end solution of storage infrastructure and endpoint solutions for PCIe Gen 4.