The SATA/SAS Daughter Card is designed to provide SATA interface conversion for FPGA platforms that support SAS and SATA solutions based on the latest 40-nm technology through a High-Speed Mezzanine Connector (HSMC). It allows users to access storage devices through the SATA/SAS protocols on an FPGA specifically the Stratix IV GX, Stratix II GX, Arria II GX, and Cyclone IV GX devices. This card features 4 single channel SATA signal plug connectors, one 4 channel SATA/SAS connector, and one ATX style output power connector for hard drives. With the SATA interface conversion established on the HSMC interface, your FPGA system can bridge different protocols enabling the FPGA to be a system on chip (SOC), plus with the SATA/SAS IP core on the FPGA it can be used for functionality, specification-compliance, interoperability, and performance testing. The SATA/SAS daughter board is the ideal platform for SATA interface conversion ensuring an excellent way to develop SOC solutions for storage applications on the Altera’s 40-nm FPGAs with integrated transceivers.

  • HSMC interface

    8 high speed interfaces supporting SATA / SAS communications at 1.5Gbps, 3 Gbps and 6Gbps data rates

    6 out-of-band signals supported for the 4 lane connector

    Dipswitch inputs on CMOS input section of HSMC

  • LED drive outputs for 16 bi-color LEDs (32 connections)
  • SATA / SAS Single lane interface
  • Internal style vertical surface mount connectors
  • SATA / SAS 4 lane interface
  • Internal style 32 pin vertical surface mount connector
  • ATX power
  • Standard ATX 4 pin connector providing 1 Amp on both 12V and 5V power rails from host boards able to support current
  • 8 Kbit I2C EEPROM
  • Differential clocking for 150MHz and 300MHz reference clocks through the HSMC or SMA connectors
  • Size:2mm x 3mm x 0.75mm  (L x W x H)

  • Storage devices (hard disk drives, optical drives, and solid-state disks)
  • PC’s
  • SOHO storage
  • Set-top boxes
  • Suitable for applications that requires data to be stored for any length of time

  • One SATA/SAS HSMC Card
  • Two SATA crossover ribbon cable
  • One System CD


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