Microsemi announces industry’s first 24G SAS expanders for data centre storage

Microsemi Corporation has launched its SXP 24G family of devices, what it claims is the industry’s first 24G SAS (SAS-4) expanders for server and networked storage.

The 24G SAS doubles the bandwidth of the storage interconnect, which enables the full bandwidth of the PCIe Gen 4 to be utilised by the storage interconnect.

This family of devices is specifically designed to meet SAS storage infrastructure requirements by providing reliable, high performance, low power connectivity to both SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs within the storage subsystem.

“In addition to being the first SAS expander products in the industry to support the new 24G SAS standard, the SXP 24G products will provide a significant power reduction, and include a wide range of port densities for a large variety of storage architectures while introducing Dynamic Channel Multiplexing (DCM) to enable high efficiency aggregation for lower speed SATA and SAS HDDs and SSDs,” said Andrew Dieckmann, vice president of marketing and applications engineering for Microsemi’s Data Center Solutions business unit.

According to Microsemi, the SXP24G family includes an enhanced firmware development framework that enables customers to preserve their firmware investment in prior generations of Microsemi’s SAS expanders, enabling faster time to market. The devices also feature Trusted Platform support, a new level of platform security which includes hardware root of trust which are aligned with initiatives like the Open Compute Security Project.

The SmartROC 3200 and SmartIOC 2200 are part of a full end-to-end solution of storage infrastructure and endpoint solutions for PCIe Gen 4 and 24G SAS.

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Bethan Grylls