by Anton Shilov
08/13/2013 | 11:05 PM
IntelliProp, a developer of controllers for storage applications, this week announce the availability of a new, solid-state drive flash controller, the IPA-SA129-CT. The controller provides a number of unique enterprise-class capabilities The first customer development – an SSD based on IPA-SA129-CT controller – is preparing for production.
The new device was developed at IntelliProp's Longmont design center using their internally developed cores (SATA, flash, ECC, AES) and logic. The IPA-SA129-CT is an SSD (Solid State Drive) flash controller for Serial ATA (SATA) applications supporting SATA 6Gb/s speeds. The IntelliProp IPA-SA129-CT (code named "Apache") features enterprise class ECC:BCH error correction, true end-to-end CRC, AES-XTS-256-bit encryption and supports both MLC and SLC flash. The IPA-SA129-CT is rated for industrial temperature operation.
The data path for read and write IO's of the IPA-SA129-CT controller is managed by IntelliProp's proprietary hardware accelerator engines to provide consistent, low latency access to user data. This data path architecture focuses on maximizing IOPS and throughput while allowing the embedded processor cycles to be dedicated to garbage collection and background management tasks.
"In addition to providing best in class performance, our customers are asking for the ability to differentiate their product and implement specific functionality at the application level, such as wear-leveling, SMART and true military secure erase. IntelliProp's proprietary design will provide our customers with the ability to differentiate their products and provide excellent performance at both high and low queue depths in capacities up to 8TB," said Hiren Patel, vice president of business development at IntelliProp.