Swissbit expands PCIe portfolio

1st July 2024
Sheryl Miles

Storage specialist Swissbit continues to strategically expand its PCIe offerings.

The new N2000 (Gen3 PCIe) and N3000 (Gen4 PCIe) product families primarily address applications that require PCIe performance as well as a balanced ratio of low power consumption and reduced heat generation. Swissbit thus meets the requirements of edge servers and other systems with limited cooling capabilities due to their compact design or whose power consumption is restricted.

Swissbit combines these properties with its usual reliability in the extended temperature range of –40°C to +85°C. Security functions such as TCG Opal 2.0 as well as a wide variety of M.2 2230, 2242, or 2280 form factors and storage capacities from 20GB to 1,920GB top off the list of features.

N2000: balanced ratio of performance and power consumption

The N2000 family comprises the N2000 and N2600 series and is optimised for applications that require high reliability and energy efficiency. The DRAM-less design minimises heat generation and achieves a good balance between performance and energy consumption. The SSDs are PCIe Gen 3 x 4 compliant and are available in M.2 2230/2242/2280 form factors. The N2000 series offers storage capacities from 60GB to 480GB with TLC technology. The spectrum of the N2600 with pSLC ranges from 20GB to 160GB and offers an increased service life. The features are complemented by standard integrated security functions such as AES256 encryption, Crypto Erase, and TCG Opal 2.0.

Equipped in this way, the N2000 family is ideal for green IoT applications such as charging stations, industrial applications, embedded systems, data logging, and boot OS scenarios.

N3000: optimised for constant performance and high endurance

The N3000 Gen4 PCIe SSD family is based on a DRAM-based controller architecture and offers reliable and secure data processing with maximum system integrity. Thanks to optimised temperature and power management, the SSDs guarantee high, consistent performance even under demanding thermal environmental and system conditions. The N3000 series is available in M.2 2242/2280 form factors with TLC technology and capacities ranging from 240GB to 1,920GB. The same applies to the N3002 PLP series, which is available in the M.2 2280 form factor. The N3602 PLP series with pSLC technology, which is available in the M.2 2280 form factor with storage capacities ranging from 80GB to 320GB, is suitable for particularly high endurance requirements. The N3002 and N3602 series also offer the industry-leading Swissbit powersafe PLP (power loss protection) feature.

The N3000 family also features security functions such as AES256, Crypto Erase, and TCG Opal 2.0 by default. In addition to industrial applications, the SSDs are particularly suitable for networking systems such as routers or switches, as well as edge servers.

High performance in a miniature format: BGA 1620 PCIe SSD E2000

Especially for embedded systems, Swissbit offers a solderable alternative to the N2000 in the form of the E2000 PCIe BGA family. The E2000 and E2600 series offer full PCIe SSD performance in a multi-chip design measuring just 3.2 square centimetres. The ultra-compact BGAs also support the ambient temperature range from –40 to +85°C and are available with storage capacities ranging from 60GB to 480GB (E2000, TLC) and 20GB to 160GB (E2600, pSLC).

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