One of the highlights of Intel's new 9 Series chipset is the introduction of SATA Express. SATA Express provides much higher bandwidth for storage devices, allowing systems to fully realize the potential of SSDs.
However, to take advantage of this new interface requires a new controller and Marvell has entered the fray with the 88SS1083 PCIe SSD controller, a two-lane PCIe 2.0 controller that can enable transfer speeds of up to 1GB/s.
Marvell's VP of Sales and Field Applications Engineering, Rajan Pai, has this to say:
"Improving performance while maintaining low power becomes more important than ever, especially for today's ultrathin notebooks and tablets. The new 88SS1083 allows SSD OEMs to offer higher performance, PCIe-based SSD solutions at similar prices to SATA and is quickly becoming the controller of choice for global OEMs. Marvell is proudly pioneering a new generation of high-performance and low-power silicon solutions that is driving our industry forward."
The 88SS1083 is now being sampled to Marvell's leading customers and should be ready for production later this year.
Source: Storage Newsletter