LSI TrueStore SoCs simplify disk drive design, improve reliability, reduce power consumption and ease manufacturing while lowering drive costs. LSI provides a high-performance read channel, hard disk controller, high speed serial host interface, high-density embedded memory, and broad selection of mixed-signal cores and I/O integration, plus the necessary IP, all implemented in state-of-the-art process technologies.
TrueStore Read Channels
TrueStore read channels offer compelling benefits for hard drive developers to improve capacity, ensure signal integrity and lower manufacturing costs. Innovative LSI architectures enable high areal density through superior signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance, repeatable run-out improvement, self-servo write capability and perpendicular recording support. Proven LSI read channel support tools and integration expertise means that HDD developers can efficiently take new product technology from the lab to the production floor to the market.
LSI preamplifiers support high data rates with best-in-class writer performance at the lowest power and shortest write-to-read recovery times. Utilizing a joint venture foundry, LSI process technologies are customized for optimal preamplifier performance and cost. Furthermore, LSI offers a wide range of programmable parameters in the preamplifier – all to enable fast time-to-market and maximum drive assembly yield. TrueStore PA2900 Pre-Amplifier
TrueStore® Serial PHY interfaces
The LSI portfolio of HDD-to-host interface PHY IP supports the complete range of serial standards -- Serial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI and Fibre Channel -- operating at data rates up to and including 3.0, 6.0 Gbps (SATA, SAS) and 4.25, 8.5 Gbps (FC). LSI continues to build on years of HDD and storage system experience with robust high-speed serial technology that goes beyond just "meeting spec" to work in the system flawlessly. Our innovative TrueStore Phy's provide the best performance, lowest power, high-speed data transfers between disk drives and host devices, in addition to supplying flexible and cost-saving feature sets for link diagnostics.
TrueStore® Hard Disk Controller (HDC) technology
LSI Hard Disk Controller IP incorporates a scalable architecture that is able to address the needs of all segments of HDD. This scalable TrueStore HDC IP along with LSI offerings in processor subsystems, memory controllers, high speed SERDES, and state of the art integration capabilities are the building blocks that are used to develop industry-leading Hard Disk Drive SoC's. Manufacturers lacking in-house controller design expertise or looking to speed their entry into new market segments can take advantage of a complete storage controller solution. LSI's flexible engagement model approach to doing business also provides Read Channel IP and a seamless SoC integration service for OEMs possessing proprietary HDC technology