IntelliProp SATA Bridge Platform (IPP-SA143A-BR)

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

Stratix Series: Stratix® IV


The IntelliProp IPP-SA143A-BR, 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. Applications for the IPP-SA143A-BR include: controlling the flow of commands reorder of queues, for example write blocking; Encryption Bridge, Compression of data whereby less space is utilized on the drive; Allows for SATA-ATA drives to seamlessly represent themselves as SATA-ATAPI devices.


  • Independent host and device SATA speed negotiation.
  • Software extensible bridging platformCommand set support for Windows, along with standard Linux discovery and communication.
  • Boot Device Capable.
  • Vendor Specific Command support (managed by firmware, supported in hardware).
  • Optional: AES-XTS Encryption; and Hardware Datapath

Device Utilization and Performance

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Getting Started

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IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2016
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
Simulation script, sample vectors
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 supportn/a
User InterfaceAvalon-MM
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelsim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Arria 10
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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