SATA Host Controller IP core (SATA HCTL IP)

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Military, Test & Measurement

Evaluation Method: Source Code

Technology: Interface Protocols: Serial

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10, Arria® V, Intel® Arria® 10 SoC, Arria® V SoC

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC

Stratix Series: Stratix® V


SATA Host IP Core operating with DG SATA-IP and SATA PHY is ideal for the storage system whichdoes not have internal CPU to control SATA Device access. It is recommended to use in very high-speeddata recording system, and RAID controller.For more information, visit


  • Simple user control interface
  • Small logic resource without Block Memory utilization
  • Suitable for system without CPU and DDR
  • Support three ATA commands for application layer, i.e. IDENTIFY DEVICE, WRITE DMA (EXT), and READ DMA (EXT)
  • Rerference design is included in IP core product

Device Utilization and Performance

[Implementation Statistics]Arria®V GX (5AGXFB3H4F35C4) Fmax=277 MHz, ALMs=365, Block Memory bit=0Stratix®V GX (5SGXEA7K2F40C2) Fmax=357MHz, ALMs=370, Block Memory bit=0Arria10 SX (10AS066N3F40E2SG ) Fmax=384 MHz, ALMs=385, Block Memory bit=0

Getting Started

1st Step: Download free evaluation sof file from DesignGateway website Step: Adapter board is provided from DesignGateway.3rd Step: Evaluate the IP core performance.4th Step: Purchasing.For more information, visit

IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2015
Latest version of Quartus supported16.0
Altera Customer Use
IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY

Customer deliverables include the following:

  • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
  • Simulation model for ModelSim Altera edition
  • Timing and/or layout constraints
  • Testbench or design example
  • Documentation with revision control
  • Readme file
Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
Reference Design
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
Source language
Testbench languageVHDL
Software drivers providedN
Driver OS supportN/A
User InterfaceOther: Customized
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelSim - Intel® FPGA Edition
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Arria10 SX, ArriaV GX, StratixV GX development kit
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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