SATA IP core

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: Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC

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

Stratix Series: Stratix IV, Stratix V


SerialATA(SATA)IP core provides link layer to implement SATA channel to Intel FPGA devices. These support SATA-III (6Gbps) and matches with SATA-III SSDs. It can connect with SSD/HDD without PHY chip. You can develop your product in a short period because the IP core product includes the reference design with source code designed for Intel FPGA development kit. For more information, visit


    Device Utilization and Performance

    [Implementation Statistics] Arria10 SX (10AS066N3F40E2SGE2) Fmax=500MHz, ALMs=684, Block Memory bit=33,792 [Performance] 1ch: Read=516MB/sec, Write=471MB/sec 4ch RAID0: Read=2019MB/sec, the transfer efficiency is 99.8%

    Getting Started

    1st Step: Download free evaluation sof file from DesignGateway official website. 2nd Step: Adapter board is provided from DesignGateway. 3rd Step: Evaluate the IP core performance. 4th Step: Purchasing IP core. For more information, visit

    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2014
    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 Altera Edition
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Arria V GX, Stratix V GX, Cyclone V SX SoC, Arria V ST SoC, Stratix IV GX, Arria 10 SX SoC
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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