NAND Flash controller IC and storage solutions maker Phison Electronics has announced that it has started mass production and shipments of its latest PS5012-E12 controller.
Phison's flagship PS5012-E12 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe SSD controller has achieved the PCI-SIG compliance certification and is also available in an enterprise optimized version - PS5012-E12DC - to serve cloud, edge computing.
The controller utilizes a TSMC 28nm process. It maximizes the PCIe Gen 3x4 interface for read and write speeds of up to 3,450MB/s and 3,150MB/s respectively. It can reach device capacity of up to 8TB. The PS5012-E12 based drives are capable of 600K in 4K random read/write performances (IOPS). The PS5012 also supports Thunderbolt 3 external SSD designs, caching the Windows-based systems with impressive burst speed.
Phison plans its portfolio horizontally across different interfaces and vertically over the latest NAND technologies. The company says its priority is to provide effective and reliable firmware solutions for the current mainstream TLC NAND and the next generations QLC NAND. The proprietary SmartECC is designed for 3D TLC and QLC NAND of 96-layers or more. As the SmartECC advances into the 4th generation, this low-power LDPC ECC will become a good solution for the next generation QLC. The technology will enable a storage system that has a perfect balance between memory capacity, read/write latency, and product reliability.