|[December 17, 2012]
eASIC and Proton Digital Systems Announce LDPC NAND FLASH Read Channel for Enterprise Storage
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
eASIC Corporation, a provider of NEW ASIC devices, and Proton Digital
Systems, a provider of FLASH Memory Reliability IP Solutions, today
announced the immediate availability of an LDPC (Low Density Parity
Check) NAND FLASH read channel for enterprise storage applications. The
combination of IP from Proton Digital Systems and eASIC's NEW ASIC
devices enables enterprise storage vendors to double the throughput
performance at approximately half the power that can be achieved using
state-of-the art FPGAs.
The Proton Digital Systems LDPC read channel enables enterprise FLASH
storage system companies to leverage low cost MLC FLASH devices and
increase the longevity of the FLASH to 45,000 program/erase cycles,
compared to only 5,000 program/erase cycles with traditional BCH
algorithms. This essentially extends the operating lifetime of the
enterprise storage system to 10 years.
"We were keen to work with eASIC as we are increasingly seeing eASIC
devices being selected as platforms for enterprise grade customized
FLASH controllers," said Dr. Andrei Vityaev, CEO at Proton Digital
Systems. "In enterprise storage systems, production volumes are often
not high enough and the mrket changes are too dynamic to justify
cell-based ASICs but performance and low power requirements are beyond
the capability of FPGAs. This makes an eASIC FLASH controller solution
ideal for this space," added Dr. Vityaev.
"Proton's FLASH Reliability IP suite is well proven to meet the demands
posed by the latest dense NAND FLASH memory geometries," said Jasbinder
Bhoot, Vice President of Marketing at eASIC Corporation. "Robust
LDPC-based error correction with soft data collection and signal
processing is going to be a must in the enterprise storage space as OEMs
strive to increase system endurance while reducing cost through by using
cheaper NAND FLASH memory," added Bhoot. "The eASIC solution is gaining
traction in this fast evolving market as the eASIC configurable logic
fabric enables fast time to market for a controller optimized for a
particular FLASH node. At the same time the power and performance
advantages over FPGA make this approach very compelling."
LDPC Read Channel Deliverables
The LDPC Read Channel includes the following deliverables:
Set of Flash-optimized LDPC codes
Synthesizable Verilog code with synthesis and simulation scripts
Integration test bench and tests
Complete reference design system for flash reliability testing with
LDPC Read Channel
eASIC is a fabless semiconductor company offering breakthrough NEW ASIC
devices aimed at dramatically reducing the overall cost and
time-to-production of customized semiconductor devices. Low-cost,
high-performance and fast-turn ASIC and System-on-Chip designs are
enabled through patented technology utilizing Via-layer customizable
routing. This innovative fabric allows eASIC to offer a new generation
of ASICs with significantly lower up-front costs than traditional ASICs.
About Proton Digital Systems
Proton Digital Systems provides Flash Memory Reliability IP Solutions
for the NAND Flash Market.
The company combines advanced technologies in the fields of mathematics,
signal processing, digital design and software to deliver its cutting
edge suite of System IP Products, which increase endurance and longevity
of NAND Flash Memory.
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