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BiTMICRO, ChipX team up for next-gen storage ASICs

Posted: 09 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ChipX? BiTMICRO? ASIC? ASICs? memory flash interface?

BiTMICRO Networks Inc. will use various structured ASIC devices from ChipX for the development of proprietary storage controller ICs. These include the Enhanced Datamover and Storage Accelerator (EDSA) direct memory controller and the Logical Unifier of Extensive Transfer Arrays (LUNETA) memory flash interface.

EDSA supports large block NAND flash and single, dual, quad-die flash devices, which can enable BiTMICRO to hike E-Disk solid state disk capacities to terabytes of pure flash memory. LUNETA on the other hand supports both NAND (SLC or MLC) and AND types of flash memory and is used in designs to complement the EDSA in applications that require scalability and management of larger amounts of flash devices.

BiTMICRO CEO Rey Bruce said, "ChipX provides engineering support at a real time pace that is essential as requirements evolve. As it often happens, midway through a project, the design grows with new features. Thanks to the full range of slice options offered by ChipX, we are able to move up to the next larger slice with minimal cost impact."

"We are pleased to work with BiTMICRO in the development of their next-generation ASICs", said Elie Massabki, VP of marketing, ChipX. "ChipX Structured ASICs are rigorously tested to perform in the harsh environments that BiTMICRO's storage devices serve. The rugged reliability BiTMICRO offers is demanded by many mission-critical applications in the industrial, embedded, computer, communication, medical, military and aerospace industries."




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