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SAS 6G Initiator IP Core – IPC-SS105-HI

The IntelliProp SAS Initiator Core (IPC-SS105A-HI) is an industry standard
Serial-SCSI (SAS) initiator core that enables host designs to connect to high
throughput SAS storage devices. The protocol interface is compliant to the
SAS specification as defined by the ANSI T10 Organization. As with all
IntelliProp cores, the IPC-SS105A-HI core is fully verified in pseudo-random


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Applications for the SAS 6G Initiator IP Core include

The IPC-SS105A-HI is available for integration into host side ASIC and FPGA designs to provide an industry compliant SAS 3.0 and 6.0 Gb/s interface for host designs. Some of the target applications for the IPC-SS105A-HI core are:

  • Internal interconnect for workstation and server storage
  • Enterprise storage interconnect
  • HDD /SSD hot-swap environments
  • SAS Emulator/test boxes 


SAS 6G Initiator Core Features

  • Fully compliant to the SAS 3.0 and 6.0 Gb/s industry specifications
  • Processor specific interfaces for register access.
  • Supports either SerDes, PIPE, or SAPIS interface
  • Synchronous design for easy integration
  • Configurable memories for performance and area trade-offs
  • Supports OOB and speed negotiation sequences
  • Auto open connections and close connections
  • Auto Credit management
  • Auto ACK/NAK transmission


Provided with the SAS Initiator IP Core
Comprehensive User Documentation
Design File Formats:
Encrypted Verilog
Constraints Files:
Provided per FPGA
ModelSim verification model, Testbench and Drive Models
Instantiation Templates:
Verilog (VHDL wrappers available)
Reference Designs & Application Notes:
Synthesis and place and route scripts
Additional Items:
Reference Design
Simulation Tool Used:
ModelSim (contact IntelliProp for latest versions supported)
The purchased core is delivered and warranted against defects for 6 months from the date of delivery. Phone and email technical support is included for 6 months from the delivery date.
Other simulators are available. Please contact IntelliProp for more information.



Functional Description

The IPC-SS105A-HI is designed to be connected to a SAS-compliant device application to send and receive Out-of-Band (OOB) signals, primitives, and SAS frames. The SAS initiator core, as shown in the block diagram, is comprised of four blocks (Phy layer, LINK layer, PORT layer, and TRN layer), and the processor, SerDes, and Memory interfaces.


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