The IntelliProp SATA Bridge Platform is an extensible IP Core which encompasses a SATA Device core, a SATA Host core, along with an embedded processor to handle bridging between these cores including system management interfaces outside of SATA scope. The bridging interface allows for data and command manipulation along with non-host initiated command generation and processing to the attached SATA device. The negotiated transfer rate of each SATA connection is independent of the other SATA connections allowing SATA 1.5Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s, and SATA 6Gb/s hosts and devices to communicate at their maximum rates, or lower rates to minimize power consumption.
The IPP-SA143A-BR is designed to be connected to a SATA-compliant device and SATA-compliant host PC to send and receive Out of Band (OOB) signals, primitives and SATA Frame Information Structures (FIS). The SATA ADCI Core and SATA AHCI Core of the SATA Bridge Platform interface to the system via memory mapped register sets for command and data control by the processor subsystem and DMA engines for data movement. This allows for efficient data movement between a data buffer or system-attached FIFOs and the SATA Cores.