FREMONT, Calif. -- Cirrus Logic Inc. here today confirmed that its 3Ci single-chip solution for hard disk drive control has been designed into Fujitsu Ltd.'s new XV10 family of desktop drives. Announced last week, the new XV10 family includes a single-platter 10.2-gigabyte drive and multi-platter 15.3- and 20.4-Gbyte models.
"Integration is fundamental to the future success of the HDD industry," said Art Swift, vice president and general manager of Cirrus Logic's Magnetic Storage Division. "We are pleased that Fujitsu has endorsed our integration strategy with the selection of our 3Ci solution."
The 3Ci platform provides all key HDD functions on a single chip. These include a partial-response-maximum-likelihood (PRML) read channel for data acquisition at 330 megabits per second, an Ultra ATA 66 disk controller, and an ARM 32-bit processor core. Since the 3Ci solution also integrates the customer's servo logic and the ARM processor program memory, the only system functions needed to create a complete HDD design are the pre-amp, motor drivers, buffer memory and flash memory.
Fujitsu is targeting the XV10 family at the entry-level disk drive market, said Paul Hansen, vice president Storage Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "Our leading-edge GMR-head technology combined with Cirrus Logic's innovative 3Ci solution enables us to provide our value-oriented PC customers optimal performance, functionality and reliability."