FlashPoint, from Denali Software, is a system-on-chip (SoC) platform that provides a PCI Express (PCIe) interface to high-performance NAND Flash memory. The platform uses a design configuration engine that enables the system to be tuned for optimal performance with differentiating features for a range of products, including PC cache modules, solid state drives (SSD), and ExpressCard(tm) devices. FlashPoint provides a complete hardware design, software stack, and all necessary drivers to ensure fast time to market for products requiring high-performance interface to NAND Flash memory. The Denali FlashPoint platform is commercially available now.
Denali’s new FlashPoint platform includes support for the emerging Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface (NVMHCI) standard, an effort led by Dell, Intel, and Microsoft, which provides a standard software programming interface for nonvolatile memory subsystems. The NVMHCI interface is used by operating system drivers to access NAND Flash memory storage in applications such as hard drive caching and solid-state drives.
The FlashPoint platform also supports wide range of flash devices from various memory vendors, including devices which conform to the specifications developed by the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFi) Working Group, an industry organization dedicated to simplifying integration of NAND Flash memory into consumer electronics (CE) devices, computing platforms and industrial systems.
The FlashPoint platform leverages Denali’s Databahn(tm) IP technology for PCIe and NAND Flash in an advanced hardware architecture, built from the ground up for high performance and reliability. An advanced configuration infrastructure automates the process for tuning and verifying the design for application specific performance, and speeds overall deployment time.
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