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Flexstar rolls NVMe test systems, test suites for PCIe SSD

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Flexstar Technology? PCIe? SSD? NVMe?

Flexstar Technology recently released of an NVMe test systems and test suites for PCIe SSD. NVMe is an open source, standardised, low-latency host driver and set that operates over PCIe Gen 2.0 and Gen 3.0 communication protocols.

"With this NVMe testing solution, our customers can bring their products to market with an assurance, of quality and reliability": commented Michael Bellon, Flexstar's Vice President of Engineering. "Our NVME solution is available on Flexstar's Environmental, Burn-in and Bench-top systems and is downward compatible to PCIe Gen 2.0."

NVMe has been designed to optimise the performance of next generation SSDs. NVMe also enables variable device throughputs of up to 8Gb/s per lane through the specific PCIe lane architecture.

NVMe includes an extremely flexible command queue structure (64k queues with 64k entries each), metadata about SSD specific performance is built into the standard, support for the SATA TRIM and command to identify old data blocks that can be reclaimed by the device. It also executes commands in less than half the number of clock cycles when compared to other protocols.





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