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Now in their fifth generation, our storage controllers offer the industry’s most reliable, secure and high-performance solutions and deliver significant advantages reducing operating costs and saving power when compared to other solutions with equivalent port densities. 

SmartROC 3200

PCIe® Gen 4 NVMe™/24G SAS/SATA Tri-Mode RAID-on-Chip Controllers

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The SmartROC 3200 family is the industry's most versatile, fully featured and secure full RAID-enabled NVMe/SAS/SATA server storage performance solution. It features a fully integrated PCIe Gen 4 switch capable of ×1 bifurcation, SAS-4 connectivity with Dynamic Channel Multiplexing (DCM), and NVMe capabilities for the next generation of enterprise and cloud data centers. The SmartROC 3200 family introduces built-in hardware root-of-trust, providing the solid foundation needed for safeguarding information. Its trusted platform support includes firmware signing with secure boot and secure update features to ensure firmware integrity and authenticity in the end-to-end value chain.

SmartROC 3200 Features

  • Up to ×16 PCIe Gen 4 to the host
  • Automatic NVMe Gen 4, SAS-4, and SATA detection and link speed negotiation
  • Support for Universal Backplane Management (UBM)
  • Integrated Switchtec™ PCIe Gen 2 (5 GT/s), Gen 3 (8 GT/s), and Gen 4 (16 GT/s) switch support
  • Low latency to NVMe targets in native or RAID modes
  • Up to 32 lanes media support, down to ×1 bifurcation for NVMe
  • Dynamic Channel Multiplexing (DCM) for nearly 100% efficient bandwidth aggregation for all SAS/SATA drive rates over SAS-4 links
  • Secure Key Encryption Key (KEK) management
  • Hardware root-of-trust secure boot and secure update

SmartROC 3100

12 Gbps PCIe Gen 3 SAS/SATA RAID-on-Chip Controllers

The fourth-generation 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 PCIe Gen 3 controllers offer a comprehensive feature set for enterprise server data storage solutions and best-in-class performance. These highly integrated solutions offer industry-leading low power consumption and several BOM consolidation advantages over competing solutions, resulting in a reduced total cost of ownership. Select models also include support for maxCrypto™ controller-based encryption, currently the industry's only data-at-rest controller-based encryption. The SmartROC 3100 12 Gbps architecture is featured on the 12 Gbps SmartRAID 3100 Series RAID adapters.

SmartROC 3100 Features

  • RAID 0,1, 1, 5, 50, 6, and 60 with hardware acceleration
  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB DDR4 memory with speeds up to 2133 MT/s, providing access to volume DDR at top-line performance
  • Compatible with Microchip’s Smart Storage solutions drivers for all major operating systems and Microchip’s Smart Storage Solutions unified management utilities
  • The PM8240, PM8241, PM8237 and PM8236 controllers include two additional 6G SAS/SATA boot ports with RAID 1 support
  • The PM8205, PM8237, and PM8241 controllers include support for maxCrypto controller-based encryption, the industry's only data-at-rest controller-based encryption

SmartROC RAID-on-Chip Controllers

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Product Status Port Count Generation Interface RAID Level Physical Dimensions Controller Based Encryption (CBE) Flexible Configuration Packages
PM8204 In Production 8 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 23 mm x 23 mm No Yes 773/FBGA
PM8205 In Production 8 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 23 mm x 23 mm 128/196/256 bit AES Yes 773/FBGA
PM8236 In Production 16 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 27 mm x 27 mm No Yes Please call for package information
PM8237 In Production 16 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 27 mm x 27 mm 128/196/256 bit AES Yes Please call for package information
PM8240 In Production 24 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 27 mm x 27 mm No Yes Please call for package information
PM8241 In Production 24 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 27 mm x 27 mm 128/196/256 bit AES Yes Please call for package information
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