Silicon Image Introduces New RAID IP Core Based on Production-Proven SteelVine(R) Technology
IP Core Enables Embedded RAID Functionality for Consumer Electronics Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jul 13, 2010 -- Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property (IP) for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition (HD) content, today announced the availability of a new IP core based on its SteelVine (R) Series 3 Core technology for SATA storage processors. The IP core is a low-cost solution supporting RAID0, RAID1 and JBOD for consumer electronics (CE) storage applications.
Silicon Image's SteelVine technology is designed for enhanced performance and system-level cost reduction without sacrificing functionality. Key applications for the RAID IP core include: external storage enclosures, system boards, backup storage, PC motherboards, flash storage, surveillance DVR, media services and high-end set-top-boxes (STBs). For ease of use and support, this third-generation SteelVine IP core delivers the following key features and functionality without requiring any software drivers:
- FAST (RAID 0) to automatically enhance performance (2X speed)
- SAFE (RAID 1) for automatic back-up/mirror capabilities
- JBOD (SATA port multiplier) one host port, and two device ports (1:2)
- In RAID0, RAID1 or RAID10 modes, cascading the IP block enables support of up to 4 drives
"Sophisticated RAID capabilities are now migrating to consumer applications, however, complex software is inhibiting wide spread use," said Ron Richter, director worldwide IP core licensing at Silicon Image, Inc. "SteelVine technology IP cores provide RAID0 and RAID1 functionality--significantly reducing CPU processing while delivering 2X storage performance or automatic back up without requiring any software installation or support."
Silicon Image's family of IP cores includes a broad range of HDMI technology solutions, Serial ATA storage (SATA), Mobile HD technology and HD MPEG / H.264 / VC-1 video decoder applications (HD, 3D & 4K resolutions) as well as image signal processor (ISP) camera IP up to 18 mega pixels. For more information on Silicon Image's complete IP core product offering visit our website at http://www.siliconimage.com/iplicensing/index.aspx.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductor and intellectual property products for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content. With a rich history of technology innovation that includes creating industry standards such as MHL(TM), SPMT(TM), HDMI(R), and DVI(TM), the company's solutions facilitate the use of digital content amongst consumer electronics, personal computer (PC) and storage devices, with the goal to securely deliver digital content anytime, anywhere and on any device. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with regional engineering and sales offices in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, please visit http://www.siliconimage.com.