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IntelliProp’s IPC-SA156A-HI is an industry standard Serial-ATA (SATA) host interface core that enables host application companies to use high throughput SATA storage devices. The protocol interface is compliant to the SATA 3.3 specification as defined by the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO). The IPC-SA156A-HI is fully verified in pseudo random simulation.

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IPC-SA156A-HI Applications

The IPC-SA156A-HI is available for integration into host ASIC designs to provide an industry compliant SATA 1.5 Gb/s, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, or SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface for host designs.  Some of the target applications for the IPC-SA156A-HI core are:

  • Enterprise storage interconnect
  • HDD/SSD hot-swap environments
  • Applications requiring smaller form factor and improved performance over ATA
  • Any system needing to connect to SATA storage media


Provided with the SATA Host AHCI Core
Comprehensive User Documentation
Design File Formats:
Encrypted Verilog
Constraints Files:
Provided per FPGA
ModelSim verification model, Testbench and Drive Model included
Instantiation Templates:
Verilog (VHDL wrappers available)
Reference Designs & Application Notes:
Synthesis and place and route scripts
Additional Items:
Simulation script, Sample Vectors, 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.



IPC-SA156A-HI Features

  • Fully compliant to the SATA 1.5Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s, and 6.0Gb/s industry specifications
  • Industry standard Application Host Controller Interface (AHCI) specification set by Intel Corporation (v. 1.3)
  • Data Interface through DMA engine (scatter/gather)
  • Supports either SerDes, PIPE, or SAPIS interface
  • Synchronous design for easy integration
  • Synthesizable Verilog design
  • Verilog/VHDL Support
  • Power Modes (partial/slumber)
  • Built in Self Test


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