Synopsys, Inc.

DesignWare Mixed-Signal SATA PHY IP

The DesignWare® Mixed Signal SATA 1.0a/II PHY intellectual
property (IP) is designed for use in system-on-chip (SoC) solutions.

The PHY integrates seamlessly with Synopsys’ SATA Host IP core to reduce design time and achieve first pass success. Based on Synopsys’ proven high speed SERDES technology, the SATA PHY provides a cost effective and low power solution that is designed to meet the needs of today’s SATA designs. While extremely low in power consumption and area, Synopsys’ SATA PHY is compliant
with the SATA base specification and substantially exceeds the electrical specifications in such key performance
areas as jitter and receive sensitivity. The SATA PHY is part of the complete DesignWare IP solution for SATA including SATA Host Controller and SATA verification

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA 1.0a and II) is designed to handle high-speed storage in desktops, mobile and consumer electronics, servers, and networked-storage environments. In addition short backplanes and external desktop applications are supported.
SATA is a low-cost solution with improved speed and bandwidth and is the evolutionary replacement for the parallel ATA interface. The enhanced feature set of SATA includes improved cabling dimension and smaller plug form factor, faster data rate, and hot plugging.


Available now.


  • Supports a wide range of configurations including 1.0v & 1.2v core supplies and 2.5v & 3.3v I/O supplies
  • Excellent performance margin and receive sensitivity
  • On board scope and diagnostics for fast system verification
  • Supports popular 90 nm and 130 nm processes
  • Designed with Synopsys’ DesignWare SATA Host Controller to provide a complete solution


  • Support for hot pluggable devices
  • Supports interoperability with serial attached SCSI (SAS)
  • Low power design requires half the power per lane than conventional PHYs

Contact Information

Synopsys, Inc.

700 E. Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA, 94043

tele: 650.584.5000

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