Santa Clara Calif., – November 8, 2021 – FADU Technology is a fabless startup developing and delivering advanced flash storage technology solutions to meet the ever-increasing data storage demands placed on OEM and hyperscale data centers. The company announced the development of its PCIe 5 x 4 / NVMe 1.4a / OCP Cloud Spec 2.0 SSD Controller and SSD solutions. The Gen 5 family includes the FADU FC5161 SSD Controller and the FADU Echo SSDs in E1.S, U.2, E3, and E1.L form factors.
At generational 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 Quality of Service (QoS) under any workload.
FADU’s revolutionary controller architecture continues to gain qualifications at major hyperscale datacenter vendors. The Gen 5 solution will continue to deliver performance at low power while sustaining high QoS.
“At every generation, 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, FADU 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,” Lee continued.
“The challenging datacenter environments are placing demands on SSD storage innovators to deliver performance at low power,” said Gregory Wong, Founder and Principal Analyst at Forward Insights. “Supporting standards such as the OCP NVMe Cloud 2.0 Specification and PCIe 5 in efficient form factors such as EDSFF E1.S and E3 is critical to next generation system deployment.”
FADU Echo SSDs Preliminary Specification
|SSD Form Factors||E1.S / E1.L / E3 / U.2|
|SSD Controller||FADU FC5161|
|Host Interface||PCIe 5.0 x 4 / NVMe 1.4+ / OCP Cloud Spec 2.0|
|NAND Interface||16 Channel / ONFi 5 (2400MT/s)|
|Sequential Read||14.6 GB/s|
|Sequential Write||10.4 GB/s|
|Random Read||3400 KIOPs|
|Random Write||735 KIOPs|
|Average Power||<5.2 W|
FADU experts will be at the Open Compute Global Summit, November 9-10, for discussions with companies preparing for Gen 5 deployments in 2022. At the event, FADU will also have demonstrations of its Gen 4 Delta SSDs, now in production for PCIe 4 systems.