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SATA Port Multiplier with Sandbox IP Core – IPP‑SA128‑PM

The IntelliProp IPP-SA128A-PM (SATA Port Multiplier with Sandbox) device is an IP core that provides SATA Port Multiplier functionality with support for up to 15 SATA storage devices.


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Applications for the SATA Port Multiplier with Sandbox include

The IPP-SA128-PM is comprised of an industry compliant design to support port multiplier and SATA bridging applications, so time to market and integration costs are reduced by leveraging existing investments in SATA bridging logic. The SATA compatible logic cores can be connected to any standard SATA interface, and will automatically negotiate to compatible connection speeds.

SATA Port Multiplier with Sandbox IP Core Features

  • Extendable to support from 1 to 15 storage devices
  • Fully compliant with SATA 6.0Gb/s industry specification
  • Automatic speed negotiation supporting SATA 1.5Gb/s, SATA 3.0Gb/s and SATA 6.0Gb/s speeds
  • Fully independent speed support per SATA port
  • SATA Host and Device interfaces of the Port Multiplier utilize IntelliProp’s proven SATA IP Cores.
  • SATA Host and Device interfaces are compliant to the industry SATA specification
  • Compatible with SATA port multiplier specification
  • Provides port for customer specific logic
  • Additional configurability and features available upon request
  • Customer specific logic may be added to the data path between the host and device ports
  • Allows customer to control flow of frames between the host and device ports by delaying frame transfer
  • Supports Command Based Transfers and FIS based transfers


Provided with the SATA Port Multiplier with Sandbox 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:
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 SATA Port Multiplier contains four specific blocks. The Host Port contains a SATA Device IP core and connects to the PC. Frames are transferred to the Bridging logic and if required the Customer Specific Logic.  Based on routing information the frames are routed to the correct SATA Drive through the Device Port. Return frames from the Device Port are checked for the port field and updated prior to going through the Bridging Logic and Customer Specific Logic to the Host Port and finally to the PC.


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