Starblaze Reaches Volume Production with Moortec’s Temperature Sensor in their SSD Controller SoC

Jan 24, 2018 -  Moortec, providers of complete In-Chip Monitoring PVT Subsystems are pleased to announce that Starblaze Technology have employed Moortec’s 28nm Temperature Sensor IP in their STAR1000 high-end consumer and starter enterprise SSD controller which has recently reached volume production.
Starblaze Technology’s STAR1000 is an enterprise storage SSD controller designed to deliver maximum flexibility and high performance with minimal power consumption while meeting new security requirements for the SSD market.
"We looked at a number of different options for embedded temperature monitoring but decided to choose Moortec’s solution as it not only met but exceeded all our requirements for the project. The Moortec Temperature sensor is highly accurate, easy to integrate and also silicon proven. Moortec also offer a high level of technical support which made the whole process very smooth” said Sky Shen, CEO, Starblaze Technology
Ramsay Allen, VP of Marketing at Moortec added “We are excited to have been part of this project with Starblaze Technology who are now a key player in the in the field of enterprise chip design with their work on speeding up SSD applications and cloud based client services.”
Moortec’s Temperature Sensor which Starblaze have employed in the STAR1000 is a high precision low power junction temperature sensor that has been developed to be embedded into ASIC designs. It can be used for a number of different implementations including Dynamic Frequency and Voltage Scaling (DVFS), device lifetime enhancement, device characterisation and thermal profiling. 
To meet the strict design targets, Starblaze Technology were looking for a selection of IP from highly experienced silicon proven vendors. After evaluating various solutions from a number of providers, Starblaze were confident that Moortec’s high accuracy highly featured Temperature Monitoring IP was the perfect fit for the design and offered everything they needed to meet the power and performance optimisation requirements for their SSD controller.
About Starblaze

Starblaze Technology was founded in November 2015 in China. The company is headquartered in Beijing and has R&D in Shanghai/Chengdu. Starblaze Technology aims to be a world-class enterprise SSD controller/solution design house, speeding up SSD storage applications in data centers, and providing one-stop service from the client to the cloud.
About Moortec Semiconductor

Established in 2005 Moortec provides compelling embedded sub-system IP solutions for Process, Voltage & Temperature (PVT) monitoring, targeting advanced node CMOS technologies from 40nm down to 7nm. Moortec’s in-chip sensing solutions support the semiconductor design community’s demands for increased device reliability and enhanced performance optimization, enabling schemes such as DVFS, AVS and power management control systems. Moortec also provides excellent support for IP application, integration and device test during production. 

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