System Controllers

Marvell system controllers feature an innovative architecture for high system throughput, integrated peripherals such as DDR2, Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, and USB 2.0, as well as software compatibility between product generations, for ease of upgrading and reduced development costs. This innovative feature-set has received broad support from industry leading PowerPC processor vendors such as Freescale Semiconductor and IBM.

Marvell system controllers provide performance, scalability, and power efficiency in a broad range of next-generation applications, including:

  • Routers and switches
  • Wireless base stations
  • VoIP gateways
  • Storage area networks
  • High-volume laser printers
Discovery VI

The latest member of Marvell's system controller family, Discovery VI is optimized for a broad range of applications from sophisticated routers, switches and wireless base stations to high-volume storage and laser printer applications.

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Discovery V

The industry’s first system controller to integrate a DDR2 interface, PCI-Express, USB 2.0 and multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports on a single chip, the Discovery V series offers on-chip cross-bar fabric with any-to-any connectivity.

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Discovery LT

The Discovery LT family of system controllers for MIPS and PowerPC processor-based subsystems are high-performance, cost-effective system controller solutions for high-volume laser printers, storage networking and other mass-market applications.

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Discovery III

Offering an innovative crossbar architecture, advanced communications peripherals and performance tuned interfaces, the Discovery III system controllers enable system designers to build high-performance, scalable systems.

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System Controller Products

Additional Information

For additional product information please contact your local Marvell Sales Office.