Phison Hits the Ground Running With Several New NAND Controller Offerings — CES 2018 Update

Phison has come to CES 2018 ready to take full advantage of the continued growth in the need for flash storage in the ever-evolving computing and mobile device markets. They are announcing a number of new products and features at this year’s show.

Phison is announcing the addition of Thunderbolt connectivity to its line of E7 and E8 controllers.  The newest E7 is a PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe controller with the Thunderbolt connectivity delivering unprecedented portable performance.  The E7 with Thunderbolt delivers sequential read speeds of up to 2500MB/s, with sequential write speeds of up to 1500 MB/s.  The more mainstream E8 with Thunderbolt delivers sequential read speeds of up to 1500MB/s, with sequential write speeds of up to 1000MB/s.

Additionally, Phison is announcing the PS8313 UFS controller, providing PCIe SSD performance for mobile devices.  The PS8313 pairs with 3D TLC NAND to deliver sequential read speeds of up to 920MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 550MB/s.  Random read speeds are stated as up to 67,000 IOPS, with random write speeds of up to 62,000 IOPS.

And for you Android users, Phison is announcing the A2 mobile controller.  The PS8229 on a SD 6.x microSD card can attain random read speeds of up to 7000 IOPS, and random write speeds of up to 6300 IOPS.  The A2 supports both command queuing and caching, and will be coming to a smartphone near you soon.

Phison also announced their next-generation E12 controller, which is an 8-channel Gen3x4 NVMe controller. It supports 3D TLC NAND, and sequential read speeds of up to 3200MB/s, with sequential write speeds of up to 3000MB/s.  It will support capacities of up to 8TB.

Stay tuned for additional announcements and coverage as TSSDR continues its meetings and explorations at CES 2018.

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