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Fadu Develops PCIe 5 x 4/NVMe 1.4a/OCP Cloud Spec 2.0 SSD Controller and SSD Solutions

Gen 5 family includes FC5161 SSD controller and Echo SSDs in E1.S, U.2, E3, and E1.L form factors.

Fadu Technology, Inc. announced the development of a PCIe 5 x 4/NVMe 1.4a /OCP Cloud Spec 2.0 SSD controller and SSD solutions.

The Gen 5 family includes the firm’s FC5161 SSD controller and the Echo SSDs in E1.S, U.2, E3, and E1.L form factors.

At general transitions, traditional architecture approaches face challenges to meet performance specs because of high power consumption and heat. Performance degradation of 60% or more is common as other devices throttle back performance for thermal management. Thermal Design Power (TDP) management is also the key to delivering the highest possible QoS under any workload.

The firm’s controller architecture continues to gain qualifications at hyperscale data center vendors. The Gen 5 solution will continue to deliver performance at low power while sustaining high QoS.

At every gen, anyone can meet performance – but without an efficient architecture, it’s impossible to meet performance, at low power, with sustained, high QoS,” stated Jihyo Lee, co-founder, and CEO. “Fadu‘s unique architecture has proven its ability to meet all three opposing design criteria again as we prepare to support the industry’s migration to PCIe Gen 5.

The challenging datacenter environments are placing demands on SSD storage innovators to deliver performance at low power,” said Gregory Wong, founder and principal analyst, Forward Insights. “Supporting standards such as the OCP NVMe Cloud 2.0 spec and PCIe 5 in efficient form factors such as EDSFF E1.S and E3 is critical to next gen system deployment.

Echo SSDs preliminary specifications:

Fadu Echo Ssds Preliminary Specifications tabl

PCIe 5.0 SSDs are forecast to start deployment in late 2022. Fadu is well-positioned to support next-gen hyperscale, cloud, enterprise, and edge data centers and AI applications in that timeframe,” said Joe Unsworth, research VP, Gartner.

The company’s experts was present at the Open Compute Global Summit, November 9-10, for discussions with companies preparing for Gen 5 deployments in 2022. At the event, the firm have demonstrated its Gen 4 Delta SSDs in production for PCIe 4 systems.


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