Tuesday, December 11th 2012

VIA Labs Announces Next-Generation USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controllers

VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced its two latest USB 3.0 device controllers, the VIA VL752 and VIA VL753 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to NAND flash controllers. The VIA VL752 and VIA VL753 deliver enhanced performance using the latest NAND flash technologies including 19nm, 20nm and 21nm geometries and have been certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for SuperSpeed operation, ensuring high quality, seamless interoperability, and effortless backwards compatibility.

The two-channel the VIA VL752 and single-channel VIA VL753 offer data transfer speeds up to 280MB/s, flexible bad block management, support for the latest 200MHz DDR NAND Flash, and a robust ECC engine for greater data integrity. The package sizes from the previous generation of VIA Superspeed USB to NAND flash controllers have been reduced to a QFN68 8 x 8mm package for the VIA VL752 and a QFN48 6 x 6mm package for the VIA VL753 to enable the smallest form-factor designs.

"The VIA VL752 and VIA VL753 USB to NAND Flash controllers give the best user experience by improving both performance and reliability," said Gibson Chen, VP of Sales, VIA Labs, Inc. "With the smaller package sizes, it is even easier for manufacturers to integrate them into new product designs as well as the smallest modular form-factors."

VIA Labs will be showcasing all of their latest USB 3.0 device controllers including the VIA VL752 and VIA VL753 in The USB Tech Zone at the upcoming 2013 International CES in Las Vegas from January 8-11. The USB Tech Zone will be located in LVCC, South Hall 3, Booth #31431.

Availability
The VIA VL752 and VIA VL753 USB 3.0 to NAND Flash controllers are available now in MP.
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4 Comments on VIA Labs Announces Next-Generation USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controllers

#1
Chevalr1c
Okay, maybe we will see more USB 3 sticks come to market.
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TheLostSwede
Shame about the write performance, if only they could've hit 100MB/s then this would've been interesting.
Maybe I'm just a USB drive snob, but my current drive exceeds 100MB/s and I wouldn't consider buying anything slower.
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Mindweaver
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by: TheLostSwede
Shame about the write performance, if only they could've hit 100MB/s then this would've been interesting.
Maybe I'm just a USB drive snob, but my current drive exceeds 100MB/s and I wouldn't consider buying anything slower.
Off topic but what USB drive are you using? I'm looking to get a new USB drive soon. I've been using a Patriot Xporter 16GB and a 8gb USB 2.. and they are fast but I want a USB3.. are you using the Patriot Xporter USB3 version? I've been looking at it and I'm ready to pull the trigger, but if you have something better then I'll try it. I like the read speeds on these VIA chips, but you're right about the write speeds.. I want something over 100MB/s. :toast:
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TheLostSwede
by: Mindweaver
Off topic but what USB drive are you using? I'm looking to get a new USB drive soon. I've been using a Patriot Xporter 16GB and a 8gb USB 2.. and they are fast but I want a USB3.. are you using the Patriot Xporter USB3 version? I've been looking at it and I'm ready to pull the trigger, but if you have something better then I'll try it. I like the read speeds on these VIA chips, but you're right about the write speeds.. I want something over 100MB/s. :toast:
The 32GB version of this http://www.everythingusb.com/sandisk-extreme-usb-3.0-flash-drive-21622.html

I get about 115MB/s write and well over 200MB/s read, can't remember the exact figure, but it's more than fast enough. I guess it depends what you're going to use it for, but I tend to put large files on there and the extra write speed is worth it to me.

The only slightly bad things are that the retraction mechanism goes a bit wonky sometimes and I guess it's comparatively large.
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