Phison Unveils PCIe Gen5 E26 SSD Controller with I/O+ and Redrivers for X Series SSDs

Phison has officially unveiled its next generation PCIe Gen5 X Series Enterprise SSD that uses the E26 controller and forwarders.

Phison unveils X Series Enterprise SSDs with PCIe Gen5 E26 Controller and Redrivers

press release: Today, Phison Electronics Corp. TPEX:8299, the global leader in NAND flash controller and storage solutions, announced the company’s latest PCIe Gen5 innovation that pushes system-level performance to new heights at CES in Las Vegas. Phison E26 showcases Phison’s proprietary I/O+ technology ushering in a new evolution of gaming experiences.

For enterprises, Phison is previewing the company’s latest Gen5 X Series SSD controllers, which can deliver twice the performance-per-watt (compared to the X1, the previous generation). Following the success of the world’s first PCI-SIG Association Certified PCIe 5.0 Redriver PS7101, Phison also introduces the PS7201 Retimer with industry-proven IP. Phison’s Retimer is designed to solve performance and data integrity issues in enterprise and automotive applications and further enhance the Gen5 ecosystem.

“Vison is excited to ring in the new year by showcasing our product milestones for industry, partners, and enterprise customers because we are committed and dedicated to engineering next-generation technologies through ecosystem excellence,” said Michael Wu, General Manager and President. Phison Technology Inc. (United States of America). “As a category leader, Phison’s E26 with I/O+ technology, latest Enterprise PCIe Gen5 X Series, Signal Optimization Redriver and Retimer are product breakthroughs that are testament to our engineering success.”

Phison’s CES 2023 lineup includes:

  • The E26 with I/O+ technology is Phison’s first flagship Gen5 SSD solution. With a focus on doubling the bandwidth and improving latency by 30% over its PCIe Gen4 predecessor, PCIe Gen5 E26 enables new experiences and possibilities for gaming and digital content creation. Combined with the latest I/O+ technology to optimize sustainable workloads, the E26 pushes performance levels to new heights.
  • Phison’s Enterprise PCIe Gen5 X Series SSD controllers herald a new wave of performance, which is twice the performance of the previous PCIe Gen4. The latest Gen5 X Series X2 controller exceeds 14Gb/s sequential and 3.2M random IOPS performance. In addition, XDC provides a new level of energy efficiency.
  • The PS7201 Retimer retransmits crisp new signals over the long PCIe Gen5 cable lengths that are typical between server nodes and rack storage enclosures, or between automated computing systems. The PS7201 features a full 16 tracks that can be branched and expanded at 42dB at 16GHz. The PS7201 features fast performance with latency and 5 ns modes. CXL 2.0 architectures will also benefit from the PS7201 with its fully compatible capabilities.
  • The PS7101 Redriver solves motherboard signal loss problems common at PCIe Gen5 speeds. PS7101 Redriver is the world’s first PCIe 5.0 certified by the PCI-SIG Association, praised by major motherboard manufacturers, and shipped millions of units in 2022.
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“As PCIe Gen5 continues to evolve, vision, originality, and expertise are required to develop solutions that solve complex industry challenges,” said Jeff Janukovic, Vice President of Research at IDC. “Through this new console demo, Phison continues to deliver silicon innovations and system-wide solutions that make a difference and positively impact the overall SSD ecosystem.”

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