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PLDA Announces Integration of Their PCIe 3.0 Controller IP into Kazan Networks' NVMe over Fabric™ Fuji ASIC, Providing a Dramatic Increase in Scalability and Flexibility for Storage Applications
[August 06, 2018]

PLDA Announces Integration of Their PCIe 3.0 Controller IP into Kazan Networks' NVMe over Fabric™ Fuji ASIC, Providing a Dramatic Increase in Scalability and Flexibility for Storage Applications

PLDA, the industry leader in PCI (News - Alert) Express® IP solutions and┬áKazan Networks, a leader in advanced storage technology based on the NVMe over Fabric (NVMe-oF™) standard, today announced the integration of PLDA's XpressRICH3™ PCI Express Controller IP into Kazan's Fuji NVMe-oF Bridge ASIC. Ensuring low latency and high throughput over the PCI Express interface is a major requirement for NVMe-oF designs and Kazan has selected PLDA's XpressRICH3 PCIe Controller IP for their network storage device because of PLDA's extensive track record in developing and licensing high performance customizable PCIe Controller IP. Both companies will highlight their product lines at the upcoming FMS show.

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Kazan Networks' NVMe-oF Bridge (Photo: PLDA)

Kazan Networks' NVMe-oF Bridge (Photo: PLDA)

NVM Express™, or NVMe, is the interface of choice for high-performance solid-state storage devices and its physical connection is based on the PCI Express protocol. The PCIe interface provides a direct connection between a server's microprocessors and NVMe devices attached directly to the server. While this type of configuration is ideal when populating a server with a few SSDs, it rapidly reaches limitations in more extensive configurations.

NVMe over Fabric, commonly referred to as NVMe-oF was developed to solve these challenges. By mapping the NVMe command set onto an existing fabric, the number of devices capable of being attached to a system increases from a handful to several thousand. Furthermore, pooling flash capacity immediately becomes a practical application, allowing a more efficient design for datacenters and enabling composable infrastructures.

"PLDA is thrilled to contribute our best-in-class XpressRICH3 IP to Kazan Networks' innovative NVMe-oF ASIC, and enable the industry's best discrte bridge solution for storage applications," said Stephane Hauradou, CTO of PLDA.

Murthy Kompella, Kazan Networks' VP of Engineering stated "We selected PLDA's XpressRICH3 PCIe IP to ensure we had the fastest, most flexible PCIe interface for our Fuji NVMe-oF bridge."

About PLDA's XpressRICH3 IP:
PLDA's XpressRICH3 IP is a highly configurable PCIe 3.0 interface Soft IP designed for ASIC and FPGA implementations supporting endpoint, root port, switch port, bridge and advanced features such as SR-IOV, multi-function, data protection (ECC, ECRC), ATS, TPH, Advanced Error Reporting (AER) and more. XpressRICH3 is the industry's PCIe IP of choice for enterprise-class applications requiring the highest performance, reliability, and flexibility.

About Kazan Networks' Magma NVMe-oF Bridge:
Kazan Networks has developed the world's lowest power and fasted NVMe-oF bridge solution, designed specifically to enable NVMe JBOFs to connect directly to an NVMe-oF network. Plugging into a standard x16 PCIe slot in a JBOF, a single Fuji adapter board is capable of delivering 2.8M IOPS (4kB) and over 11GB/s. Add up to 6 adapters to a 2U/24SSD JBOF and you will see performance topping 17M IOPS / 65GB/s! And there's no set of high-powered embedded processor required like other, RNIC-based "solutions."

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About PLDA

PLDA is a leading developer and licensor of Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) specializing in high-speed interconnect protocol standards. Since 2001, PLDA focuses on implementation of the PCI Express protocol (maintained by the PCI-SIG Industry Consortium), and has established itself as a leader in that space with over 3,000 customers and 6,200 licenses in over 60 countries. PLDA is a global technology company with offices in Silicon Valley, France, Bulgaria, Taiwan, and China. For more information visit

About Kazan Networks
Kazan Networks is a privately held startup founded in Dec 2014 by storage networking veterans. The company is located in Roseville, CA, and is currently shipping products to select customers and partners. Find out more about Kazan Networks at .

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