Swissbit expands PCIe portfolio

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Storage specialist Swissbit continues to expand its PCIe offerings introducing the N2000 (Gen3 PCIe) and N3000 (Gen4 PCIe) product families primarily to address applications that require PCIe performance as well as a balanced ratio of low power consumption and reduced heat generation.

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These products look to meet the requirements of edge servers and other systems with limited cooling capabilities due to their compact design or whose power consumption is restricted.

Swissbit combines these properties with an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, along with security functions such as TCG Opal 2.0 as well as a wide variety of M.2 2230, 2242 or 2280 form factors and storage capacities from 20 GB to 1,920 GB top off the list of features.

The N2000 family comprises the N2000 and N2600 series and is optimised for applications that require high reliability and energy efficiency. The DRAM-less design minimises heat generation and achieves a good balance between performance and energy consumption.

The SSDs are PCIe Gen 3x4 compliant and are available in M.2 2230/2242/2280 form factors.

The N2000 series offers storage capacities from 60 GB to 480 GB with TLC technology. The spectrum of the N2600 with pSLC ranges from 20 GB to 160 GB and offers an increased service life. The features are complemented by standard integrated security functions such as AES256 encryption, Crypto Erase and TCG Opal 2.0.

These features make these devices suitable for green IoT applications such as charging stations, industrial applications, embedded systems, data logging, and boot OS scenarios.

The N3000 Gen4 PCIe SSD family is based on a DRAM-based controller architecture and offers reliable and secure data processing with maximum system integrity.

Thanks to optimised temperature and power management, the SSDs guarantee high, consistent performance even under demanding thermal environmental and system conditions.

The N3000 series is available in M.2 2242/2280 form factors with TLC technology and capacities ranging from 240 GB to 1,920 GB. The same applies to the N3002 PLP series, which is available in the M.2 2280 form factor.

The N3602 PLP series with pSLC technology, which is available in the M.2 2280 form factor with storage capacities ranging from 80 GB to 320 GB, is suitable for particularly high endurance requirements. The N3002 and N3602 series also offer the Swissbit powersafe PLP (power loss protection) feature.

The N3000 family also features security functions such as AES256, Crypto Erase and TCG Opal 2.0 by default. In addition to industrial applications, the SSDs are particularly suitable for networking systems such as routers or switches, as well as edge servers.

Especially for embedded systems, Swissbit offers a solderable alternative to the N2000 in the form of the E2000 PCIe BGA family. The E2000 and E2600 series offer full PCIe SSD performance in a multi-chip design measuring just 3.2 square centimetres. The ultra-compact BGAs also support the ambient temperature range from -40 to +85 °C and are available with storage capacities ranging from 60 GB to 480 GB (E2000, TLC) and 20 GB to 160 GB (E2600, pSLC).