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Epostar Chooses PLDA’s PCIe Controller for their Next-Generation NVMe-based SSD Controller


Epostar Chooses PLDA’s PCIe Controller for their Next-Generation NVMe-based SSD Controller

A demonstration of the SSD Controller will be showcased during the Flash Memory Summit™ in
Santa Clara, CA on August 8-10, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 1, 2017 – PLDA®, the industry leader in PCI Express® interface IP solutions today announced that EpoStar®, the industry expert in NVMe applications, has created a platform combining PLDA’s PCIe XpressRICH3-AXI™ IP controller with EpoStar’s leading NVMe IP into a high-performance SSD controller designed for enterprise and client SSD applications. EpoStar’s solution features excellent I/O performance, low power, and leading reliability and also ensures user data integrity and flash error correction by providing full end-to-end data protection thanks to a powerful ECC engine. EpoStar selected PLDA’s PCIe XpressRICH3-AXI IP controller for its ability to provide the high throughput and data integrity features mandatory for storage applications. The combined solution delivers a controller specifically designed to offer the features and performance required by SSD design projects.

NVMe is a “must have” for any PCIe SSD application, because it inherently lowers latency by offloading host CPU loads. PLDA and EpoStar have a multi-year history of partnerships, including an earlier PCIe and NVMe demo in 2016.

During the upcoming Flash Memory Summit™ to be held in Santa Clara, CA on August 8-10, 2017, PLDA will host a demonstration of the combined EpoStar NVMe IP and PLDA XpressRICH3-AXI IP controller solution that showcases performance benchmarking for SSD applications. PLDA will be exhibiting at the Flash Memory Summit in booth #826.

According to Minghau Lee, President of EpoStar, “EpoStar chose PLDA’s XpressRICH3-AXI IP because it delivers both an ease of integration and a high level of design expertise in PCIe technology combined with the technical support required for successful integration of the IP.”

Arnaud Schleich, CEO of PLDA stated “We have long enjoyed a true collaboration with EpoStar. Their leading work within the NVMe IP market sector ensures a best-in-class end product and robust SSD designs. They are a key partner in a strategic, high growth-rate market for PCIe technology.”  

More Information:

For more information on PLDA’s leading PCIe products, please visit their website or contact PLDA at Key products of interest for the NVMe market include:

For more information on EpoStar’s key products for NVMe, please visit their website and review their SSD controller pages:

For more information on the Flash Memory Summit, please visit and plan to visit PLDA in booth 826 to view the NVMe demonstration.

About PLDA

PLDA has been successfully delivering PCI and PCI Express IP for more than 20 years. With over 6,200 licenses, PLDA has established a vast customer base and the world’s broadest PCIe ecosystem. PLDA has maintained its leadership over four generations of PCI Express specifications, enabling customers to reduce risk and accelerate time to market for their ASIC and FPGA based designs. PLDA provides a complete PCIe solution with its IP cores, FPGA boards for ASIC prototyping, PCIe BFM/testbench, PCIe drivers and APIs. PLDA is a global company with offices in North America (San Jose, California) and Europe (France, Italy, Bulgaria).

About EpoStar:

EpoStar Electronics Corporation was founded in December 2014 by a group of semiconductor professionals with accumulated more than 200 years of SSD experiences. In EpoStar, we focus on developing industry-leading silicon IPs, FTL algorithms, and controller architecture for SSDs. Our mission is to enable cost effective movement of “Big Data” to NVM by delivering new generation of SSD-based storage solutions for Data Center, Cloud, and Client applications.



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