Multi-gigabit serializer/deserializer (SerDes) cores expand interface menu to include next generation SCSI protocol for low power, physical layer support and unprecedented flexibility
MILPITAS, Calif. - March 18, 2003 - LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI) announced today that the company's two GigaBlaze® Gflx™ (0.11 micron) multi-gigabit SerDes cores will support storage market product development and the newly announced Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface technology. Offered as x1 and x4 hard macros using LSI Logic's Gflx technology, the cores are designed for high-speed interconnect applications and address the demand for reliable, standards-compliant, high-bandwidth connections.
"LSI Logic's market-proven, standards-compliant GigaBlaze Gflx cores are fundamental building blocks for customers designing SAS products aimed at increasing high speed I/O capability," said Dave Jones, vice president and general manager of LSI Logic's Storage and Computing ASICs Division. "Extending our embedded SerDes expertise to Serial Attached SCSI is a natural evolution for us as we focus on customer needs."
SAS execution of SCSI technology is seen as a natural next step in maintaining the industry's most robust and proven interface, and will allow enterprise customers to continue to leverage their existing investment in SCSI while gaining a 3Gb/s data transfer rate. The GigaBlaze cores are part of the LSI Logic CoreWare® design program; an extensive library of pre-designed and pre-verified cores that can be easily integrated with customer-designed logic. These cell-based CMOS cores can be fully integrated and support a wide variety of applications, such as Serial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI, Fibre Channel, PCI Express, 10-Gigabit Ethernet (XAUI), InfiniBand and proprietary backplane interconnects.
Serial Attached SCSI is being developed to address anticipated I/O and direct attach storage requirements in the future. The interface will provide universal interconnect with Serial ATA, while offering logical SCSI compatibility along with the reliability, performance and manageability of parallel SCSI. This provides users with unprecedented choices for server and storage subsystem deployment. SAS product co-development plans have been announced by LSI Logic's Storage Standard Product division in coordination with major hard disk drive manufacturers.
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LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035, http://www.lsilogic.com.