Synopsys DesignWare SATA AHCI Host IP

Synopsys DesignWare® IP for Serial ATA (SATA) Host with the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) supports 1.5, 3 and 6Gb/sec transfer speeds as defined by the SATA v3.3 (backwards compatible to SATA 2.6), the AHCI 1.3, and SATA PIPE v4.3 specifications. To ease system level integration, the DesignWare SATA Host IP solution has an AMBA interface which extends the AHCI benefits to embedded system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The DesignWare SATA AHCI core IP has been fully verified with the industry-standard AHCI software drivers provided as part of the Linux® and Windows Vista™ operating systems. The DesignWare SATA AHCI IP solution has passed the SATA-IO Building Block Interoperability Testing, the golden standard of compliance to the SATA Specification.

The AHCI standard programming interface reduces custom platform software driver creation reducing the overall time from prototype to production. The DesignWare SATA digital host controller supports Asynchronous Notifications, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Streaming NCQ and enables optimization for performance applications with up to 8 ports at a time. With its integrated DMA, high-speed operation is achieved without system overhead. Reduced gate count and very low power consumption is achieved by utilizing the set of highly configurable options which enable the core to be optimized based on the exact design requirements. The test environment for the digital host controller IP includes the DesignWare Verification IP, which enables SATA transactions generation, SATA protocol monitoring and AMBA subsystem transaction generation. Verilog-based tests are provided as examples to accelerate system integration.

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  • supports 1.5, 3 & 6 Gbps SATA operations
  • Compliant with SATA/eSATA v3.3, AHCI v1.3 and SATA PIPE v4.3 specifications
  • AMBA 2.0 AHB and AMBA 3 AXI subsystem interfaces
  • AMBA 4 AXI and ACE-Lite bus interfaces
  • Memory data protection and memory address parity protection
  • Supports ATA/TAPI-7 specification
  • Supports power management features
  • Supports BIST loop-back modes
  • Supports up to 8 SATA devices per controller (configurable from 1 to 8 ports)
  • Native command queuing, streaming, and asynchronous notification
  • Port multiplier support with both command-based switch (CBS) and FIS-based switching (FBS)
  • Optional mechanical presence switch, cold presence detect, and activity LED support
  • Runs latest version of Windows or Linux AHCI software drivers “out of box”
  • SATA-IO Building Block Interoperability Tested
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Description: SATA Host 3Gb/s AHB Inf
Name: dwc_sata3g_ahci_ahb
Version: 5.00a
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
myDesignWare: Subscribe for Notifications
Product Type: DesignWare Cores
Documentation:
Toolsets: Qualified Toolsets
Download: SATA-AHCI
Product Code: 3193-0
  
Description: SATA Host 3Gb/s AXI Inf
Name: dwc_sata3g_ahci_axi
Version: 5.00a
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
myDesignWare: Subscribe for Notifications
Product Type: DesignWare Cores
Documentation:
Toolsets: Qualified Toolsets
Download: SATA-AHCI
Product Code: 7599-0
  
Description: SATA Host 6Gb/s AHB Inf
Name: dwc_sata6g_ahci_ahb
Version: 5.00a
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
myDesignWare: Subscribe for Notifications
Product Type: DesignWare Cores
Documentation:
Toolsets: Qualified Toolsets
Download: SATA-AHCI
Product Code: 7598-0
  
Description: SATA Host 6Gb/s AXI Inf
Name: dwc_sata6g_ahci_axi
Version: 5.00a
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
myDesignWare: Subscribe for Notifications
Product Type: DesignWare Cores
Documentation:
Toolsets: Qualified Toolsets
Download: SATA-AHCI
Product Code: 6869-0