SoC Family Addresses Home Networking, Storage Apps
PLX Technology, Inc. announced its NAS 7800 system-on-a-chip (SoC) family of consumer-friendly network attached storage (NAS) solutions. The top-end NAS 7825 version is said to enable higher levels of integration and functionality, thus supporting new markets for NAS, including routers/gateways, DVRs, and set-top boxes, each of which take advantage of PLX’s unique hardware and software platform. The family’s high level of integration requires very few additional components to build a system, the company asserts. No external memory is required on the board as the device can boot from the disk drive. The NAS 7800 system runs on highly optimized Linux-based software to maximize NAS transfers and leave a large percentage of the system resources for applications. The PLX NAS 7800 family can centralize storage and manage the high-speed streaming of multiple digital mediums, such as high-definition video, high-resolution photos, audio and other digital content, thus simultaneously connecting multiple users and electronic devices within and beyond the home. Additionally, PLX developed new applications that integrate NAS into set-top boxes, DVRs, routers/gateways and other networked consumer electronics.
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