DesignWare IP for Storage 

Market Overview 

The need for mass storage devices with low power consumption and high operational performance is being driven by consumer electronics and enterprise-class storage systems. Applications such as personal media players, digital video recorders, notebooks, desktop computing, and blade servers need high density storage devices such as Hard Disk Drives (HDD), Hybrid Drives (HHD) and Solid State Disk Drives (SSD) to reliably facilitate large amounts of data, while maintaining high bandwidth.

Designers are relying on third party IP that offers a robust feature set to help speed the development, lower overall costs and reduce risk of these storage-based system-on-chips.


DesignWare IP for Storage
Synopsys provides designers with a broad portfolio of silicon-proven high quality IP that enables them to cost effectively develop SoCs for storage-intensive applications. The DesignWare IP solutions consisting of digital controllers, mixed-signal PHYs and verification IP provide low latency, fast data transfer rates, and aggressive power management features.

IP Highlights
  • SATA IP operates at speeds from 1.5Gpbs, 3.0 Gbps with a roadmap to 6.0 Gbps accommodating both mainstream and high-end applications
  • Comprehensive PCI Express 1.1 and 2.0 IP solutions support x4- x8 lanes for specific application needs
  • USB Link Power Management feature enables faster suspend and resume times for portable devices
  • Comprehensive portfolio including USB, DDR, SATA, PCI Express, Embedded Memory, Datapath and AMBA IP solutions from a single vendor
  • Silicon proven and shipping in volume
Example of a typical storage SoC subsystem with DesignWare IP

  • Hard Disk Drives (HDD) Controllers
  • Solid State Drives (SDD) Controllers
  • Optical Disk Drives
  • Hybrid Drives (HDD)

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