Sunnyvale, Calif.PLX Technology Inc. is calling its OXUFS944SE the industry's highest-performance, lowest-power direct attached storage (DAS) controller for the consumer storage market.
The PLX OXUFS944SE silicon is highly integrated to reduce designers' overall cost and is complemented with application firmware that includes secure, real-time eSATA encryption and cutting-edge software that slashes OEMs' new product time to market.
According to the company, it provides more than 80MB/s WRITE performance and up to a 100 percent performance increase on small block sizes over its competitors' products. PLX's eSATA performance provides up to an 80 percent boost on WRITEs, the company added.
The OXUFS944SE DAS controller bridges between an eSATA, FireWire or USB 2.0 interface to a single hard disk drive and enables designers to create products with a minimal number of external components. The OXUFS944SE includes a flexible cipher engine providing real-time, on-the-fly eSATA encryption/decryption of data that adheres to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), enabling deployment of full disk encryption solutions.
Low power of 391mW is achieved through a combination of PLX's chip architecture and advanced firmware solutions. The OXUFS944SE supports a number of power-saving modes, including SATA Interface Power Management (IPM), which allows additional power saving when connected to hard disk drives that also support IPM.
Pricing: $7 in volume.
Availability: Sampling with full production scheduled for Q2'10.
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PLX Technology Inc., www.plxtech.com