Venice, Florida — Synopsys, Inc. announced the availability of the DesignWare SATA Device IP, for use in applications such as solid state drives, hard disk
drives and optical disk drives. The DesignWare SATA IP solution consisting of Device, Host, PHY IP in 90 nanometer (nm) and 65nm processes, and Verification IP (VIP) has passed the SATA-IO Building Block interoperability testing, demonstrating full SATA
functionality from a single vendor.
The Synopsys DesignWare SATA Device IP supports transfer speeds of 1.5 Gb/sec
and 3.0 Gb/sec with a roadmap to 6Gb/sec, making it ideal for storage
applications requiring high system performance. A component of the
Synopsys Eclypse low power solution, the IP implements multiple power management features which can be utilized to lower the power consumption of the end application. The inclusion of a DMA-based software programming interface helps designers achieve optimal system performance while maintaining low latency and minimal software overhead. Furthermore, the supplied example firmware helps reduce the overall software development, integration and maintenance effort.
The complete DesignWare SATA IP solution including Device, Host, PHY in
130nm, 90nm and 65nm processes, and Verification is available now. For more
information please visit: the product web page.