SATA Implementation on XS1-L1

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SATA Implementation on XS1-L1

Postby ceeceeemmjay » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:55 am

Has anybody implemented SATA on XS1-L1? Is it possible?

Could use a SATA controller IC, but I was hoping it was possible within the XMOS device.

The maximum data rate I need is around 2Mbps. It's not operating that quickly, with respect to SATA's max. 1.5Gbps, but I do need spare resources to process other things like user interface.

What hardware requirements are there besides LVDS transceiver, squelch for OOB signalling?

Does anybody know of any SATA resources I could check out to get up to speed with SATA?

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Postby Folknology » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:50 am

SATA is to fast for direct LVDS implementation you would need some sort of SATA PHY chip with parallel interface to the XS1 would be my guess.

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Postby ceeceeemmjay » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:43 pm

Hi Al

Dang, I was hoping that wouldn't be the case.

Can you suggest any SATA PHY chips? I've had a quick look around online and there doesn't seem to be any available. SATA PHY solutions seem to only be available as IP for SoCs.

Looks like I may have to go back to my original plan and use a SATA to IDE bridge IC.

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