High-Speed SATA IP Broadens MoSys Portfolio of Mixed-Signal IPSUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Nov. 16, 2007
-- MoSys, Inc., a leading provider of high-density embedded memory and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) solutions, today announced the availability of two new Serial ATA (SATA) Physical Layer (PHY) IPs: MoSys's SATA GEN II PHY IP and GEN I PHY IP. The announcement follows the recent introduction of the Gigabit Ethernet PHY as the latest in the company's portfolio of mixed-signal IP. The SATA PHY IP is targeted at the home entertainment, storage, storage area network (SAN), network attached storage (NAS), and PC markets.
The MoSys SATA GEN II (3.0Gbs) PHY IP is compliant with Serial ATA II Electrical Specification Revision 2.5 and is backward compatible to the widely deployed Gen I (1.5GbS) Serial ATA standard. Key functions integrated into the IP include the use of Out-Of-Band Signaling (OOB) protocol for initializing the SATA Interface to execute a pre-defined speed negotiation function. Digital clock and data recovery (CDR) with digital equalization, spread spectrum clocking, optional 8B/10B encoder & decoder, programmable pre-emphasis and swing control, with low power consumption of less than 150mW per channel make the IP ideal for integration into highly complex ASSP, ASICs and SoCs. The SATA Gen II is currently designed in 130nm General (G) and Low Voltage (LV) CMOS processes and plan to be retargeted to 65nm and 45nm process nodes. A complete high speed network to storage solution can now be created utilizing the MoSys Gigabit Ethernet PHY IP together with the SATA GEN II MegaCell(TM).
The Serial ATA Gen I PHY design is compliant with the requirements stated in the Serial ATA standard, rev 1.0a. The IP is designed in 180nm and 130nm General (G) processes and can be readily ported to 65nm and 45nm technologies. The PHY IP core has an Out Of Band (OOB) processor to initialize the link, a digital clock and data recovery (CDR) with digital equalization, spread spectrum clocking, optional 8B/10B encoder and decoder at a low power consumption of less than 75mW per channel.
"Our SATA PHY IP offering is our second strategic move into the mixed-signal IP market," stated Max Bathaee, Director of Mixed-Signal Marketing at MoSys. "The focus of this IP was to develop a highly robust and compatible PHY that could easily be integrated into a range of solutions. With our previously announced Gigabit Ethernet PHY, we now offer our customers two critical blocks of mixed-signal IP from one source, ensuring rapid, risk-reduced designs."
Proven in silicon, both SATA PHY IPs are available now to pure play foundries, IDMs and fabless semiconductor companies.ABOUT MOSYS, INC.
MoSys Inc. provides advanced memory and analog/mixed-signal IP for systems on chips (SoC), enabling electronic products to achieve levels of integration that would be impossible or impractical using conventional technology. The company's groundbreaking memory solutions include its patented 1T-SRAM(R) and 1T-FLASH(TM) technologies -- high-density alternatives to traditional volatile and non-volatile embedded memory. MoSys mixed-signal products feature a number of industry firsts, including the first DVD front end IP to support both Blu-ray (BD) and HD DVD formats. Using MoSys IP, system vendors can achieve best-in-class price/performance in markets such as home entertainment and graphics applications; mobile consumer devices; and networking and storage equipment. To date, MoSys technology has been shipped in over 135 million devices.MoSys was founded in 1991, and had its initial public offering in 2001 (Nasdaq:MOSY). The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California at 755 N. Mathilda Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94085. More information is available on MoSys' website at http://www.mosys.com