If you too feel that one of the main problems with tablets and laptops of all kinds is their volume, you are probably not alone - there seems to be a number Manufacturers of SSD controllers They would like to see you Memories The flash takes the place of older technologies (and less speed).
This time it is Marvell, Asher Launches New SSD Controllers And especially tiny ones that are specifically aimed at the world of tablets, hybrid laptops and the like. The most interesting controller of the two is the 88NV1140, which supports a single PCI-Express 3.0 channel for an impressive 1GBps bandwidth and also supports NVME memory for the PCIe interface Memories AHCI standard) - when the result is supposed to give us a means storage Fast, and efficient levels that are not limited by any level in the SATA3 interface.
The brother of the 88 NV1140 is the 88 NV1120 controller, which actually supports memories according to the AHCI standard and is based on the SATA3 interface. However, the two controllers share a rather unique ability to include a built-in SRAM memory in the same chassis (in a Multi-Chip Package configuration), which could eliminate the need for external DRAM memory and allow a means to be created storage Tiny, cost-effective and even faster based on either a welded BGA interface or standard M.2 and SATA3 interfaces.
The two controllers include only a pair of NAND channels, so it is not worth watching for record performances like these,SSD - but this is an interesting solution that may push alongside some of the weak eMMC memories, assuming the price level is reasonable, obviously.
Finally, it is worth noting that based on the PCIe (and SATA3) interface, these PLCs will be relevant to devices based on x86 processors but not to those based on architecture chips ARM - At least until they start offering support in the above interface, if at all.