SATA 3.0 Bridge Controller

SATA 3.0 Bridge Controller

iWave’s SATA 3.0 Bridge Controller compliant with SATA 3.0 specification which provides bridging features between SATA Host (Processor/PC) and SATA Device. SATA 3.0 Bridge Controller is designed to ensure secure SSD/HDD in SATA compliant devices

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Intel Evaluation Kit

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Specification

    • Compliant to SATA 1.5Gb/s, 3Gb/s, and 6Gb/s specifications (SATA 3.0)
    • Separate Host & Device Speed Negotiation
    • Supports disk hot swapping feature
    • Optional: Encryption Bridge Feature
    • Physical Layer
      • OOB Control is responsible for controlling OOB Signaling, Speed Negotiation
      • Transceiver PHY performs the following functions:
        • Converts 32-bit parallel data to differential Tx data and received Rx serial data to 32-bit parallel data
        • Clock recovery from serial data
        • 8B/10B encoding and decoding
        • Line-rate change
        • Out-of-Band (OOB) signal generation and detection
        • Provide status to link layer
    • Link Layer
      • Consists of Link layer FSM, CRC generator & Scrambler
      • Scrambles / De-Scrambles
      • CRC Calculations
      • Adds/removes the frame envelope and extracts the useful contents of the FIS and passes on for further processing
      • Handles flow control and transmission & reception errors
    • Bridge Layer
      • Bridging b/w SATA Device Link layer & SATA Host Link layer
      • command extraction logic
      • FIS Extraction logic
      • Customizable encryption /decryption logic

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Compliant to SATA 1.5Gb/s, 3Gb/s, and 6Gb/s specifications
  • Independent Host & Device Speed Negotiation
  • Supports disk hot swap feature
  • Negligible performance degradation

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