Marvell Introduces 8-Channel 88SS1098 and 16-Channel 88SS1088 NVMe SSD Controller

Marvell Introduces 8-Channel 88SS1098 and 16-Channel 88SS1088 NVMe SSD Controller


Marvell today announced that it is launching innovative NVM Express based chipset solutions that will accelerate the time to market for application-optimized data center SSD implementations.

The 88SS1098 and 88SS1088 are Marvell’s latest PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe SSD controllers supporting single and dual port functionality, the NVMe 1.3 standard, and open channel architectures. Both controllers are powered by Marvell’s fourth generation of NANDEdge™ LDPC error correction technology, which provides support for the latest 3D NAND TLC and QLC technologies, extending SSD lifetime while maintaining best-in-class latency and performance consistency. These controllers leverage Marvell’s highly advanced and proven system-on-chip (SoC) processor architectures to enable up to 3.6 GB/s of throughput and up to 800k of random read IOPS, supporting up to 16 NAND channels and 16 GB DRAM.

These Marvell chipsets can support up to industry-leading 32 TB capacities, allowing support of a full range of cloud and enterprise SSD solutions – including M.2, NGSFF, U.2, PCIe add-in-cards, EDSFF and custom-built. The chipset architectures present data center storage architects with new building blocks through which to innovate and optimize their cloud services and workloads with emerging memories, offload accelerators and new data center infrastructure architectures.

In addition they also launch the Marvell 88NR2241, an intelligent NVMe switch allows data centers to aggregate and manage resources between multiple NVMe SSD controllers and workload-offload accelerators. The switch enhances multi-tenant, virtualized cloud and enterprise data center environments by offering high quality of service and predictable storage performance using integrated virtual functions. The 88NR2241 can provide up to 6.4 GB/s of throughput and up to 1.6M random input output per second (IOPS), thereby enabling the industry’s most flexible SSD architecture for optimal workload efficiencies around power, performance and cost.