MaxLinear’s XR9240 Data Compression and Security Coprocessor Adds Support for Dell EMC VMAX All-Flash Storage Arrays

  • XR9240 Data Compression and Security Coprocessor supports Dell EMC customers using Dell EMC VMAX Enterprise-Class All-Flash Storage to realize maximum data reduction

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications, today announced that the hardware compression solution offered by the MaxLinear XR9240 coprocessor will support the Dell EMC VMAX All-Flash storage array portfolio.

The XR9240’s parallel data processing engines enable today’s all-flash array storage systems to optimize inline data reduction, both deduplication and compression, without compromising bandwidth or latency. The XR9240 delivers 40 gigabits/second of simultaneous compression, encryption and hashing with compression ratios better than gzip level 4 and latency measured in the tens of microseconds.

This coprocessor was specifically designed for enterprise storage systems and includes data integrity features such as Real Time Verification (RTV) and built-in Cyclical Redundancy Check (CRC) as well as a full suite of encryption algorithms to ensure data security.

The MaxLinear XR9240 is designed to deliver higher compression ratios than alternative hardware accelerators or software. In addition, it offloads deduplication and encryption processes without compromising system bandwidth and latency. Dell EMC engineers can simultaneously maximize application performance and storage capacity in VMAX All-Flash arrays with inline data reduction from the XR9240 coprocessor.

“The XR9240 offloads computationally intensive compression and security algorithms from the system CPU,” said Colin Earle, MaxLinear Senior Director of Marketing, Interface Products. “This offload frees up system processor cores to do what they were meant to do: deliver maximum application performance, not waste precious cycles compressing and hashing data.”

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MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit

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MaxLinear Inc. Press Contact:
The David James Agency LLC
David Rodewald, +1 805-494-9508
MaxLinear Inc. Corporate Contact:
Colin Earle, +1 669-265-6069
Senior Director of Marketing, Interface Products

Source: MaxLinear, Inc.