The Data Dozen: 12 Hot Flash Products From Flash Memory Summit 2023
Joseph F. Kovar
Last week’s Flash Memory Summit was an opportunity to see a wide range of flash storage component, software and system developers and get a peek at the future of flash storage as shown by these 12 new products.
XConn Technologies XC50256 Hybrid CXL 2.0 and PCIe Gen 5 Switch
San Jose, Calif.-based XConn Technologies said its XC50256 switch, code-named “Apollo,” is the industry’s first and only hybrid CXL 2.0 and PCIe Gen 5 switch. Shown at FMS23, the switch combines Compute Express Link (CXL) technology for next-generation data centers with PCIe Gen 5 interconnect technology on a single 256-lane SoC. XConn said the switch offers the industry’s lowest port-to-port latency and lowest power consumption per port in a single chip at a low TCO. The Apollo switch is designed from the ground up and architected purposely for AI, machine learning and HPC applications.