28nm SoC technology enables increased capacity, higher yield and lower power consumption for desktop and mobile storage
MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI - News) today announced it is sampling the industry's first 28nm system-on-a-chip (SoC) for the desktop and mobile HDD market segments. The transition to 28nm SoC technology provides a cost-effective way to increase the amount of data that can be stored on a hard drive by enabling higher areal density and yield through superior signal-to-noise ratio performance.
"The explosion of digital content driven by rich media such as high-definition video and photography is challenging HDD manufacturers to deliver higher-capacity, more energy-efficient drives," said Phil Brace, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Peripherals Division, LSI. "By being first to sample 28nm SoC technology, we're offering HDD manufacturers a low-risk, time-to-market advantage in meeting next-generation HDD capacity points while staying within the power envelope."
An SoC is an integrated circuit that incorporates core components of an HDD electronic system into a single chip. LSI® TrueStore® SoCs are designed to simplify disk drive development, improve reliability and reduce power consumption while lowering drive costs for HDD manufacturers.
A critical piece of intelligence integrated into the new 28nm SoC is the LSI TrueStore RC5100, a 28nm read channel featuring third-generation LSI low-density parity check (LDPC) iterative decoding architecture. The RC5100 builds upon the success of the LDPC architecture of its 40nm predecessor to create a seamless roadmap of significant areal density increases for HDD OEMs.
The LSI TrueStore family of hard disk, solid-state disk and tape devices includes highly integrated 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 storage market, from mission-critical enterprise applications and high-capacity desktop PCs to low-power laptops and tape archive solutions.
LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI - News) designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters and mobile networks. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our partners. More information is available at www.lsi.com.