Synopsys UFS Host Controller IP

The Synopsys Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Host Controller IP is a standard-based serial interface engine for implementing the JEDEC UFS interface in compliance with the JEDEC UFS, UFS Host Controller Interface (UFSHCI) standards as well as the UFS removable card v1.1 standards. The Synopsys UFS Host Controller IP, compliant with the latest UFS v4.0 standard, is a high-performance, low-power interface that is primarily used in applications where data is stored on embedded or removable non-volatile mass storage memory devices. The UFS Host Controller IP integrates the UFS host controller application layer with a pre-configured Synopsys MIPI® UniPro protocol stack that is optimized for UFS host applications.

Given the sensitive data stored on many mobile devices, smartphones in particular, robust security is an important consideration. Synopsys UFS Host Controller IP was designed with robust security features. To meet the demand for encryption of data stored on the smartphone’s local storage (contacts, e-mails, etc.), inline encryption (IE) has been added to the UFSHCI specification. Synopsys’ implementation of the AES-XTS encryption/decryption block, supporting 128- and 256-bit keys, is part of the data pipeline, ensuring transparency without any performance loss as it does not take any additional CPU cycles. In addition, Replay Protected Memory Block (RPMB) ensures that device memory regions can only be accessed by authenticated host applications. The Synopsys Host Controller supports the necessary commands and data structures.

A standard-based synchronous bus system, such as AXI, connects the IP to the rest of the system-on-chip (SoC). This bus is connected to the register interface and the Direct Memory Access (DMA) interface of the IP. The register and data structure implementation is based on the UFSHCI specification and is used by the UFS Host Controller’s DMA engine. Leveraging industry standards in the UFS Host Controller ensures compatibility and performance.

When the Synopsys UFS Host Controller IP is combined with the Synopsys MIPI® UniPro Controller IP and Synopsys MIPI M-PHY IP, Synopsys provides a single vendor UFS IP solution that designers can easily integrate into application processors with less risk, while speeding time-to-market of advanced SoCs and device integrated circuits (ICs).

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  • Compliant with the JEDEC UFS, UFSHCI v4.0 and UFS card v1.1 standards
  • Enables data and privacy protection using Inline Encryption (AES-XTS) and RPMB
  • Delivered as UFS host application layer integrated with Synopsys MIPI UniPro v2.0 Controller IP
  • Manages UFS protocol between host and external UFS device
  • Single traffic class
  • Supports M-PHY v5.0 and access to M-PHY attributes
  • Supports multiple lanes (up to 2) and speed up to HS-Gear5
  • Low-power operation, small area, and low latency
  • Supports clock and power gating using Unified Power Format (UPF)
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Description: UFS 3.0 G4 Host Controller IE and UniPro
Name: dwc_ufs30_crypto_host_controller
Version: 1.20a
ECCN: 5D002.b2/ENC
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
Product Type: DesignWare Cores
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Toolsets: Qualified Toolsets
Product Code: C557-0, H589-0, H878-0, H883-0, I320-0, I450-0
Description: UFS 3.0 Host Controller
Name: dwc_ufs30_host_controller
Version: 1.70a
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
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Product Type: DesignWare Cores
Toolsets: Qualified Toolsets
Download: UFS-G4-HC-UNIPRO
Product Code: C413-0, H590-0, H946-0
Description: UFS 4.0 G5 Host Controller with IE and Unipro
Name: dwc_ufs40_crypto_host_controller
Version: 1.01a-lca03
ECCN: 5D002.b2/ENC
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
Product Type: DesignWare Cores
Download: dw_iip_DWC_ufs40_crypto_host_controller
Product Code: G908-0, H120-0, H460-0, H521-0, H703-0, H811-0, H903-0, H944-0, I296-0