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sata host core certified


The IntelliProp IPC-SA156-HI is an industry standard Serial-ATA (SATA)
host interface core that enables customers 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-SA156-HI is fully verified in pseudo random simulation.

Optional Configuration

  • Embedded AES-XTS Encryption


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SATA Host AHCI IP Core Applications

The IPC-SA156-HI is available for integration into FPGA and host ASIC designs to provide an industry compliant SATA interface.  Target applications for the IPC-SA156-HI core include:

  • Enterprise storage interconnect
  • High speed data acquisition
  • Embedded FPGA Linux systems
  • Any system needing to connect to SATA storage media

IPC-SA156-HI Features

  • Fully compliant to the SATA 1.5Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s, and 6.0Gb/s industry specifications
  • Supports auto speed negotiation and single speed locking
  • Industry standard Application Host Controller Interface (AHCI) specification set by Intel Corporation (v. 1.3.1)
  • Data Interface through DMA engine (scatter/gather)
  • Supports either SerDes, PIPE, or SAPIS interface
  • Synchronous design for easy integration
  • Synthesizable Verilog design
  • Power Modes (partial/slumber)
  • Supports DEVSLP
  • Built in Self-Test
  • Optional AES-XTS Encryption (IPC-SA156-1-HI)


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.


Functional Description

The IPC-SA156-HI is designed to be connected to a SATA-compliant device application to send and receive Out of Band (OOB) signals, primitives, and SATA Frame Information Structures (FIS). The SATA AHCI core, as shown in the block diagram, is comprised of the SATA core (Phy Layer, Link Layer, and Transport Layer), the SATA Host App, and AHCI Layer.

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