The LSI SAS2x36 Expander increases datacenter and storage subsystem reliability and scalability, leveraging integrated ARM processing and the 6Gb/s SAS and SATA interface to deliver a wide range of functionality and exceptional storage performance. From discovery and enclosure management to essential security features (zoning, random number generation, etc.), the LSI SAS2x36 combines backward SAS compatibility with forward-looking scalability for higher total enclosure value.

  • Enable higher enclosure capacities through 36 PHY edge expansion
  • Ensure ample enclosure bandwidth through integrated RAM and an ARM926 processor
Storage Enclosure Processor (SEP) ARM926 @ 150MHz
Instructions N/A
Internal Memory 512KB
SAS Ports 36
DataBolt Bandwidth Optimizer (EDFB)
Wide Port Support Yes
SSC (Spread Spectrum Clocking ) Yes
Port Mirroring Yes
Routing Methods N/A
Route Table Entries 1024
PHY-Based Zoning, T-10 Zoning Yes
T-10 Optical Support N/A
A/D Converter
External Memory Interface Support 8- and 16-bit Flash / SRAM / NVSRAM
Security Features TRNG, Hash Generator
Pulse Width Modulator N/A
DDR Interface N/A
8-bit SEP interface
I2C Interfaces 4
SGPIO Interfaces 1 x SFF- 8485
Ethernet Interface 1
Ethernet Management Ports 1 x 10/100
USB 2.0 Interfaces N/A
UART Interfaces 2
LED 3 pins per PHY
GPIO 11 pins
Package 780 FPBGA (29mm x 29mm)
Data Transfer Rates SAS: 6.0/3.0 Gb/s
SATA: 6.0/3.0/1.5 Gb/s
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