IntelliProp SAS Initiator IP Core (IPC-SS105A-HI)

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

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

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: Interface Protocols: Serial

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® IV

Stratix Series: Stratix® IV, Stratix® V


The IntelliProp IPC-SS105A-HI, SAS Initiator Core is an industry standard Serial-SCSI (SAS) initiator core that enables host designs to connect to high throughput SAS storage devices. The protocol interface is compliant to the SAS specification as defined by the ANSI T10 Organization and provide an industry compliant SAS 3.0 and 6.0 Gb/s interface for host designs. As with all IntelliProp cores, the IPC-SS105A-HI core is fully verified in psuedo-random simulation. Target applications for the IPC-SS105A-HI core include: Internal interconnect for workstation and server storage; Enterprise storage interconnect; HDD/SSD hot-swap environments; SAS Emulator/test boxes.


  • Configurable memories for performance and area trade-offs
  • Synchronous design for easy integration
  • Supports either SerDes, PIPE, or SAPIS interface
  • Fully compliant to the SAS 3.0 Gb/s and 6.0 Gb/s industry specifications
  • Processor specific interfaces for register access

Device Utilization and Performance

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Getting Started

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IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2008
Latest version of Quartus supported16.1
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
RTL Encrypted code; synthesis or place & route script
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPY
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
Source language
Testbench languageVerilog
Software drivers providedN
Driver OS supportstandalone
User InterfaceAXI; Avalon-MM
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelsim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Arria V, Arria 10, Stratix IV, Stratix V
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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