August 07, 2018

Mobiveil Inc. and SiFive partner to develop RISC-V based configurable SSD Platform For Data Center and Enterprise storage Applications

Mobiveil, Inc. a provider of Serial Interconnect IP blocks and platforms targeting Flash Storage, IoT and Communication markets, has selected SiFive’s multicore E51 and U54 Core IPs to power Mobiveil’s new advanced configurable Gen4 PCIe-NVMe SSD platform offering a high performance and low power SSD solution for data center storage applications. SiFive’s heterogenous, coherent RISC-V core complex in a high-performance FPGA along with Mobiveil's Silicon Proven IP blocks (Gen4 PCIe, NVMe , LDPC, ONFI and Memory controller IP), provides data center customers a platform to develop their unique applications on RISC-V processors.

“RISC-V is the ideal processor for data center storage applications,” said Shafy Eltoukhy, SVP of Operations at SiFive Inc. “The cores’ highly efficient microarchitecture and configurability provide the optimal performance needed to execute the latest storage programs data centers are employing to accelerate access to the exploding amounts of information being compiled today. Working together with Mobiveil to make this RISC-V based SSD platform enables customers to accelerate their RISC-V based product development efforts.”

“We chose to partner with SiFive on this SSD platform solution as their cores offer the lowest area and highest power efficiency of any similar cores in the market,” said Ravi Thummarukudy, Mobiveil CEO. “Mobiveil’s advanced FPGA-based board enables reliable and robust system solutions that can be easily tailored by enterprise and data center designers. Having a RISC-V CPU in an FPGA, designers can optimize their solution to target latest flash devices from multiple suppliers. Furthermore, the FPGA-based board solution enables enterprise and data center designers the flexibility to re-architect how storage is deployed in their high-performance cloud.”

About SiFive

SiFive is the leading provider of market-ready processor core IP based on the RISC-V instruction set architecture. Led by a team of industry veterans and founded by the inventors of RISC-V, SiFive helps SoC designers reduce time-to-market and realize cost savings with customized, open-architecture processor cores, and democratizes access to optimized silicon by enabling system designers to build customized RISC-V based semiconductors. SiFive is located in Silicon Valley and has venture backing from Sutter Hill Ventures, Spark Capital, Osage University Partners and Chengwei Capital, along with strategic partners Huami, SK Telecom, Western Digital and Intel Capital. For more information, visit

About Mobiveil

Mobiveil is a fast‐growing technology company that specializes in the development of Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP), platforms and solutions for the storage, IoT and networking markets. It leverages decades of experience in delivering high‐quality, production‐proven, high-speed serial interconnect SIP cores, and custom and standard form factor hardware boards to leading semiconductor companies worldwide. For the PCI Express-based Flash Storage market, Mobiveil developed an FPGA based NVMe SSD platform (NVMStor-Ultra™) comprised of GPEX™, Gen4 PCI Express Controller, NVM Express Controller (UNEX™), Universal Memory Controller (UMMC™), Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) Encoder/Decoder and Flash Memory Controller(ONFI/Toggle). Mobiveil is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., with engineering development centers located in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, India, and sales offices and representatives located in U.S., Europe, Israel, Japan, Taiwan and China.

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