• Minimal host CPU dependency boosts overall system performance
  • Wide target support enables high-performance, front-end SAS applications or can be used for host-host failover coordination
  • Support for wide-port initiator mode
  • Hardware assist support for error recovery
  • Verification, insertion and replacement of T10 Integrity Fields (DIF) as defined by SBC-2
Product Overview

The Tachyon SPCve 16x6G is a highly-integrated 16-port SAS/SATA 1.5G/3G/6G Protocol Controller optimized for External storage system applications (SAN/NAS/DAS) and native SAS/SATA HBA applications. The PM8019 features StorClad™ encryption technology which provides a high-performance, manageable and scalable controller-based encryption solution.It provides application-programming interface that is compatible with other members of the widely adopted Tachyon SAS/SATA controller family. The SPCve 16x6G provides system designers with end-to-end diagnostics and error handling mechanisms to increase system performance, availability and, most importantly, manageability. Unique end-to-end features and algorithms can be achieved from host to hard disk drive by using the SPCve 16x6G in combination with PMC's market leading maxSAS family of SAS/SATA expanders, multiplexers, and enclosure management solutions.

  • Highest density, lowest power/port SAS controller solution available
  • Enterprise-class system performance, availability and manageability
  • End-to-end system diagnostics and error handling mechanisms from host to hard disk drive
  • Enables cost effective secure data SAS/SATA encryption
  • FIPS 140-2 level 3 certifiable solution meets the most stringent
  • IEEE 1619 compliant line rate AES-XTS for Data-at-Rest Encryption
  • 256-bit key size supported
  • FIPS 140-2certifiable
  • Secure Key Encryption Key (KEK) management API
  • Support for 4M Data Encryption Keys (DEKs) and 8 KEK (Key Encryption Keys)
  • KMIP compliant Key Blob support
  • SAS initiator, SAS target, or SATA HBA operation on a per-PHY basis
  • SSP, SMP, STP and direct attached SATA protocol support
  • Each PHY supports up to 600 MB/s of bandwidth
  • Initiator and target mode configurable on a per-PHY basis
  • Hot-plug and SATA NCQ support
  • SAS 2.1 optical support
PCI Express (PCIe)
  • Eight lane native PCI Express-compliant 2.5 Gbit/s (PCI Express 1.1), 5 Gbit/s (PCI Express 2.0), 8 Gbit/s PHYs (PCI Express 3.0)
Statistics & Performance Monitoring
  • Support for implementation of the advanced diagnostic features listed below:
    • Enhanced SAS error monitoring and fault isolation
  • SAS topology monitoring and fault determination
  • In-band communication with PMC-Sierra's maxSAS expanders, multiplexers and enclosure management devices>
High-Speed I/O
  • Independent per-channel selectable high-speed outputs support multiple programmable levels of pre-emphasis and output swing
  • Independent per-channel selectable high-speed inputs support multiple programmable levels of receive equalization
  • Integrated resistive termination
  • Automatic negotiation of link speed
  • Verification, insertion and replacement of T10 Data Integrity Fields (DIF) as defined by SBC-2
Configurable Peripheral Interfaces
  • Interfaces for NOR flash memory and SEEPROM
  • Four multi-master Two-Wire Interfaces (TWIs) support variable bit rates up to 400 Kbit/s
  • Two industry-standard 16750 UARTs
  • 4 SFF-8485 compliant Serial GPIO (SGPIO) ports
  • 12 GPIO pins
Test & Control
  • Power and reset control
  • 40 nm CMOS technology
  • 27 mm x 27 mm 1071-pin FCBGA

Typical Applications include:

  • External RAID Storage Systems, NAS, DAS
  • Host Bus Adapters
  • Servers
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    Product Brief
          Version Issue Date
    Locked PDF Document PM8019 SPCve 16x6G Product Brief [455 KB] PMC-2102407 6 2012-06-29
    White Papers
          Version Issue Date
    Locked PDF Document FIPS Certification of Controller Based Encryption [893 KB] PMC-2140068 1 2014-02-11