HARD DRIVE SOCs

Marvell is the industry leader in hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state hard drive (SSHD) system on chips (SoCs). HDDs and SSHDs (also called hybrid drives) are the primary storage devices used across client devices such as PC desktops and laptops, ultraportable laptops, high-end tablets, home cloud set top boxes such as DVR, NAS, WiFi storage, and cloud networking and data center infrastructure. As an end-to-end silicon provider with leading computing, networking, and storage technologies for mobile, home, network infrastructure, and data centers, the new HDD and SSHD SoCs are an integral part of Marvell’s solution platforms used by leading OEMs, carriers, and content/service providers around the world. Marvell SoC technology is the most reliable and trusted technology used by every HDD company in the world.

“Existing hybrid drive configurations require multiple chips consuming more power, PCB space, cost, and complexity. Marvell's super-integrated Soleil 2000-H SoC is a single chip solution that offers exceptional price and performance while supporting the latest high-density NAND flash for maximum hybrid drive performance and capacity."Rob Enderle, president and principal analyst, Enderle Group

Marvell Soleil™ SoCs

Marvell Technology: Marvell's market leading HDD and SSHD SoCs leverage key technologies to enable maximum performance, areal density, and data integrity with power and space efficient architectures. These include read channel, processors, transceivers, crypto engines, preamplifiers, and motor controllers. Learn more.

  • HDD SoC: The Marvell Soleil™ is the world’s first 28nm mass production HDD SoC shipping for the mainstream storage market. It extends Marvell's leadership in HDD platter densities by extending capacities beyond 500GB per platter for 2.5" drives and 1TB per platter for 3.5" drives, leveraging the latest generation read channel technology and third generation low-density parity-check (LDPC) decoding for advanced data recording and processing.

  • SSHD SoC: Marvell Soleil-H™ is the world’s first single chip integrated 28nm SSHD SoC with the most advanced LDPC support for the latest NAND flash technology. Seamlessly integrating SSD and HDD controller functionality into a single chip, it delivers the performance of SSD drives with the capacity of traditional HDDs. The Soleil-H expands Marvell's leadership in HDD controllers to the emerging “hybrid” drive market, allowing solutions with smaller PCBs for thinner and lower power solutions while facilitating rapid time to market by leveraging existing firmware platforms. The SoC also supports the latest-generation high-density 1Y and TLC NAND flash and maximizes flash endurance by using Marvell’s leading-edge LDPC NAND decoding technology.

Technology Leadership

Marvell's market leading HDD and SSHD SoCs leverage key technologies to enable maximum performance, areal density, and data integrity with power and space efficient architectures.  These include read channel, processors, transceivers, crypto engines, preamplifiers, and motor controllers. Learn more.

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