IntelliProp SATA AHCI Host Core (IPC-SA156A-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, Arria® V, Intel® Arria® 10 SoC, Arria® V SoC

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® IV, Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC

Stratix Series: Stratix® IV, Stratix® V


IntelliProp’s IPC-SA156A-HI is an industry standard Serial-ATA (SATA) host interface core that enables customers to use high throughput SATA storage devices. The protocol interface is compliant to the SATA 3.3 specification as defined by the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO). Target applications include Enterprise storage interconnect, High Speed Data Acquisition systems, any system needing to connect ot SATA storage media.


  • Compliant with the industry standard AHCI specification set by Intel Corporation
  • Supports auto speed negotiation and single speed locking
  • Optional: AES-XTS Encryption
  • Fully Compliant to SATA 1.5, 3.0, and 6.0 industry specifications
  • Power Modes (partial/slumber) and support for DEVSLP

Device Utilization and Performance

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Getting Started

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IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2014
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; simulation script, vectors & expected results; 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 supportlinux
User InterfaceAXI; Avalon-MM
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelsim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Arria II, Arria V, Arria 10, Attila Arria 10, Stratix IV, Stratix V, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If yes, which test(s)?UNH interoperability
If yes, on which Altera device(s)?Arria II, Stratix IV
If Yes, date performed
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  Y

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