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SATA “Y” Bridge

The IntelliProp IPP-SA111A-BR SATA “Y” Bridge design provides SATA compliant connections and a standard SATA interface to access drive data as well as a direct access port for high speed data storage or retrieval. The SATA host port and the direct access port are selectable via a port select pin. The direct access port, host and device connections are speed independent allowing for speed bridging to the SATA connections.


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Applications for the SATA “Y” Bridge with Sandbox include

  • High Speed Data Acquisition systems with Offload via SATA
  • Drones with cameras that are downloaded via SATA on the ground.


SATA “Y” Bridge IP Core Features

  • Fully compliant to SATA Gen-1, Gen-2, and Gen-3 industry specifications
  • Independent speed negotiation on each SATA connection
  • Direct access port for high speed data storage or retrieval
  • Up to 600 MegaBytes per second data throughput1
  • Intended for integration with customer specific data acquisition logic
  • High performance with no processor or firmware requirements
  • Industry proven and qualified SATA interfaces
  • Available for application within multiple FPGA suppliers and product families

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Provided with the SATA "Y" Bridge 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 hierarchy of the SATA Y-Bridge design can be divided into 3 main blocks:

  • SATA Device Port (contains SATA Host Core)
  • SATA Host Port (contains a SATA Device Core)
  • AMI port and Port Selector


The SATA Device port connects to the storage media. The Y Bridge has an Alternate Media Interface (“AMI”) port that customers use to access (read or write) the drive. Once the switch is activated, all control transfers to the SATA Host Port to allow drive access to the Host PC. This access remains in reset until the customer activates the switch. While this port may become a bottle-neck, it may be used to access the drives in a secondary way.


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