MILPITAS, Calif., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the addition of a Serial ATA (SATA) core to its CoreWare(R) portfolio of intellectual property (IP). The SATA core provides LSI Logic customers with a high-performance storage interface for easy integration into cell-based ASIC or RapidChip(R) Platform ASIC designs. Pre- verified in silicon and compliant with SATA II specifications, the LSI Logic SATA core significantly truncates time and risk of product development for storage systems, consumer and office automation applications.
"SATA is rapidly being adopted as the next step in ATA technology. It provides greater scalability, simpler installation and faster performance while maintaining backwards compatibility with legacy parallel ATA drivers," said Sean Lavey, program manager for semiconductor research at IDC. "With plans to increase I/O speeds up to 6Gbps in coming years, SATA will soon be robust enough for higher-end enterprise servers thereby increasing overall market demand."
LSI Logic's SATA core IP can be configured to meet device or host side system requirements. The SATA core's modular design includes the physical layer (PHY), link and transport layers with a data buffer manager interface that interacts with the application layer. The LSI Logic GigaBlaze(R) serializer/deserializer (SerDes) core is optimally designed for use as a physical layer for high-speed protocols. The SATA core leverages the GigaBlaze SerDes to support both 1.5 Gbps and 3.0 Gbps operation. The core also allows custom frame/FIS generation and reception for device operational flexibility.
"LSI Logic's SerDes and serial protocols expertise spans five technology generations with our industry-leading GigaBlaze transceiver cores," said Rod Bowman, director of marketing and product development, Storage and Computing Custom Solutions Division, LSI Logic Corporation. "This expertise has been leveraged to create an interoperable, yet efficient SATA core. This full function core allows our customers to realize unprecedented time-to-market with low risk."
Customers are implementing LSI Logic's SATA core in their designs today.
The LSI Logic CoreWare(R) IP library provides the industry's most comprehensive set of IP solutions that are proven and designed to work seamlessly with the cell-based ASIC and RapidChip(R) Platform ASIC design flows. CoreWare IP includes GigaBlaze(R) and HyperPHY(R) high-speed standards- compliant SerDes, high-performance ARM and MIPS processors, ZSP(R) DSPs, processor systems and reference designs, processor peripherals and AMBA on- chip-bus structures, USB cores, Memory PHYs and Controllers, Ethernet MAC and PHY cores, PCI Express, XGXS, SPI4.2 and other protocol layer IP. Customers can leverage CoreWare IP solutions to significantly reduce risk and turn- around times with complex SoC designs. Additionally, a dedicated worldwide IP support organization is available to assist customers in all aspects of CoreWare SoC design.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation focuses on the design and production of high- performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with standard-cell ASICs, Platform ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com .