LSI unveils first standard product SoC for hard disk drive manufacturers
Now sampling to HDD manufacturers, the TrueStore SC9500 is the first LSI standard product SoC including integrated LSI hard disk controller, low-density parity check (LDPC) read channel and serial PHY integrated circuits.
The TrueStore SC9500 IC is delivered with reference firmware, and is designed to enable flexible ASSP SoC development for HDD manufacturers. The product allows HDD OEMs to incorporate customer requirements into a standard product without the need to invest in a hard disk controller or low-level firmware. The SC9500 also is designed to enable faster and simplified product upgrades generation over generation with lower overall development costs.
The SC9500 integrates the TrueStore RC9500 read channel which utilizes next-generation LDPC iterative decoding technology to deliver improvements in signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), enabling greater than a 10 percent increase in the data storage capacity of HDDs. As a result, HDD manufacturers can minimise the need to implement other costly design changes required to reach the next hard drive capacity point.
The SC9500 also offers energy savings enabled by 40 nm process technology and innovative design techniques that help lower power consumption and reduce temperatures. This can extend battery life and improve drive reliability, both of which are critical in the notebook market segment.
The LSI TrueStore family of ICs for hard disk, tape and solid-state drive components include highly integrated, high-performance storage SoCs, read channels, preamplifiers, serial PHYs and hard disk drive controller IP. By offering a broad portfolio of integrated SoC solutions, LSI enables its customers to address all segments of the HDD market from mission-critical enterprise applications and high-capacity desktop PCs to low-power notebooks and a variety of consumer electronic devices.
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