SAS3x36 SAS Expander

Enhance your external storage environment with high scalability and performance

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*Certain versions of this device are not available for sale in Germany or shipment to or from Germany, and these versions should not be used in any product destined for the German market.
Deliver the highest class of expander scalability and performance available. Enabled for today’s latest 12Gb/s SAS and SATA specifications, the SAS3x36 supports T-10 zoning across 255 zones, port mirroring, spread spectrum clocking, and 12 I2C interfaces for enclosure management and debugging, making it ideal for top-tier storage solutions. DataBolt bandwidth optimizer technology aggregates bandwidth to provide 12Gb/s SAS performance to the host when using 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SATA end devices, making it ideal for high-capcity and other storage applications. The 3x36 expander is supported by an industry-leading Software Development Kit (SDK) and tool suite for easy integration, de-bug and troubleshooting.
 
  • Enable higher enclosure capacities through 36 PHY edge expansion
  • Provide high device throughput with SAS and SATA support up to 12Gb/s, including wide port support
  • Leverage DataBolt technology to aggregate bandwidth from lower-speed drives for higher total performance
  • Ensure ample enclosure bandwidth through 2MB of integrated RAM and an ARM Cortex-R4 300 MHz processor

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Specification Value
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Storage Enclosure Processor (SEP) ARM Cortex-R4 @ 300MHz
Instructions 1.6 DMIPs/MHz
Internal Memory 2MB SRAM
SAS Ports 36
Wide Port Support Yes
Port Mirroring Yes (Broadcom IP)
Direct, Table, & Subtractive Routing Methods Yes
SSC (Spread Spectrum Clocking ) Yes
8-bit SEP interface Yes
Route Table Entries 2048
A/D Converter 1, (2 analog inputs)
Data Transfer Rates SAS up to 12Gb/s
PHY-Based Zoning, T-10 Zoning Yes
DDR Interface DDR3 20-bit interface (16 bits data w/ 4 bits ECC)
Ethernet Interface
Ethernet Management Ports Yes
External Memory Interfaces 8-bit and 16-bit Flash, w/ 6 Chip Selects SRAM, NVSRAM
GPIO 16
12C Interfaces 12
LED 1 Pin per Phy
Package 33x33 mm
Security Features TRNG/Hash & HMAC Generator/Secret Root Key
T-10 Optical Support Yes
UART Interfaces Yes
USB 2.0 Interfaces 1
Pulse Width Modulator 2
SGPIO Interfaces 2 x SFF-8485

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