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Phison launches E26 controller for PCIe 5 SSD: Ships in 2022

Phison announced that its first controller platform has a PCIe Gen 5 interface with a data transfer rate of 32 GT/s per channel. The first batch of SSDs based on the E26 series platform will arrive in the second half of 2022, mainly for high-end client PCs and enterprise-level storage devices.

In terms of hardware, Phison’s E26 controller will be based on the Arm Cortex-R5 core and will be equipped with a dedicated accelerator belonging to the company’s CoXProcessor 2.0 software package. The controller will support all modern and upcoming 3D NAND memories with ONFI 5.x and Toggle 5.x interfaces, with a data transfer speed of up to 2400 MT/s. Phison’s E26 is designed for enterprise SSDs and will also support PCIe dual-port connection of U.3 drives, single-root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) and zone namespace (ZNS) functions.

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