PCIe® Gen4 NVMe™ SSD Controller Family

Optimized power-performance, small form factor controllers for edge computing and data center applications

PCIe® Gen4 NVMe™ SSD Controllers

The Marvell NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD controller family, consisting of the 88SS1321, 88SS1322 and 88SS1323 devices, are focused on enabling next-generation data center, edge computing and client applications by optimizing power-performance, capacity-performance, endurance, reliability and security in ultra small package sizes.  Fabricated on a 12nm process, the devices in the family bring support covering all existing and emerging m.2 (22110 to 2230), BGA, EDSFF and U.2 SSD form factors.

PCIe Gen4, the latest generation of PCI Express specification coupled with Marvell’s complex system-on-chip (SoC) design expertise, its innovative NANDEdge™ advanced error correction technology and low power architecture, provides clear power-performance, thermal management and board real estate utilization advantages to SSD deployments.  The SSD controllers each support four ONFI and TOGGLE NAND channels, operating at up to 1200MT/s to enable high capacity, high throughput and low latency storage over a wide range of use cases.  These controllers will enable next-generation 3D and QLC NAND devices that maximize cost efficiency.

Key Features

FEATURES 88SS1321 88SS1322 88SS1323
Processor Tri-Core Arm® Cortex R5 based CPUs Tri-Core Arm® Cortex R5 based CPUs Tri-Core Arm® Cortex R5 based CPUs
Interface PCIe Gen 4x4; Gen 4x2; Gen 3x4 and Gen 3x2

6G SATA
PCIe Gen 4x4; Gen 4x2; Gen 3x4 and Gen 3x2

6G SATA
PCIe Gen 4x2 and Gen 3x2

6G SATA
DDR Controller Up to 8GB DDR4, LPDDR3, LPDDR4(x)

32-bit data bus width

2 chip enable pins
DRAMless DRAMless
Flash Controller 4 Channels @ 1200MT/s

Up to 32 CEs (4CH x 8 CE / Channel)

Hardware RAID

4th generation of Marvell NANDEdge™ LDPC engine
4 Channels @ 1200MT/s

Up to 16 CEs (4CH x 4 CE /Channel)

Hardware RAID

4th generation of Marvell NANDEdge™ LDPC engine
4 Channels @ 1200MT/s

Up to 16 CEs (4CH x 4 CE / Channel)

Hardware RAID

4th generation of Marvell NANDEdge™ LDPC engine
NVMe NVMe Standard Revision 1.3c compliance

Supports Host Memory Buffer (HMB) Option
NVMe Standard Revision 1.3c compliance

Supports Host Memory Buffer (HMB) Option
NVMe Standard Revision 1.3c compliance

Supports Host Memory Buffer (HMB) Option
Data Protection & Security End-to-end data protection

OTP support for secure drive configuration

AES encryption hardware
End-to-end data protection

OTP support for secure drive configuration

AES encryption hardware
End-to-end data protection

OTP support for secure drive configuration

AES encryption hardware
Performance Up to 3.9 GB/s Up to 3.9 GB/s Up to 3.5 GB/s
Deep Sleep Idle Power PS4 (L.1.2): ~1mW PS4 (L.1.2): ~1mW PS4 (L.1.2): ~1mW
Package 12mm x 13.5mm (356 ball) FC-TFBGA package 8mm x 11mm (234 ball) FC-TFBGA package 8mm x 11mm (234 ball) FC-TFBGA package

Applications

  • Cloud data center server compute storage
  • Enterprise boot drives
  • PC client storage
  • Gaming storage
  • Emerging industrial and edge device applications