New SATA Bridge with NCQ
The SATA Bridge with NCQ
improves performance and increases single volume SSD storage capacity by aggregating several storage drives into one.
Longmont, Colo - August 16, 2012 - IntelliProp, Inc., a leader in innovative
semiconductors for Data Storage applications, announced today the availability of a
new, SATA Bridge with NCQ, the IPA-SA117A-BR. The new device was developed at
IntelliProp’s Longmont design center using their internally developed SATA interface
cores and logic. The IPA-SA117A-BR provides bridging between a SATA Gen-III (6
GHZ) host and a number of SATA storage drives. The IntelliProp IPA-SA117A-BR
(code named “Hydra”) presents itself, looks and acts as a single, larger capacity SATA
storage device. The IPA-SA117A-BR supports DSM-TRIM commands, SMART and
allows direct drive access for maintenance or vendor commands. “The IPA-SA117A-
BR is a very high performance device and allows SSD manufacturers to build cost
effective 2TB and 4TB drives today in 2.5” and 3.5” form factors,” remarked Larry
Cleland, Director of Sales and Marketing at IntelliProp. Even higher capacity drives can
be created, “by cascading a number of IPA-SA117A-BR devices, which can make the
number of SATA connections manageable in applications such as multi-TB storage
appliances where 30 to 60+ individual SSD DIMM drives need to be addressed by a
host,” continued Cleland. High throughput of 550 MB/s+ is accomplished with very
little latency as all read and write I/Os are completed in hardware without the need for
SATA Bridge with NCQ customer designs are supported through a detailed implementation
guide; reference design, including schematics, board layout files BOM; and "bring up"
The SATA Bridge with NCQ is available today through IntelliProp, Inc. For additional
information, please call Larry Cleland at 303-358-8359 or via
IntelliProp is exhibiting at Flash Memory Summit, August 21-23 in Santa Clara, CA
in booth 909. The SATA Bridge with NCQ will be running performance and capacity demos
during the show.
About IntelliProp, Inc.
IntelliProp, Inc. develops ASSP Products, IP cores and highly integrated licensable IP Products for the Data Storage industry. Areas of significant expertise exist in SATA, SAS, PCIe and RAID technologies. Its headquarters, sales office and design center are located in Longmont, CO.
105 S. Sunset Street, Suite N
Longmont, CO 80501
Source: IntelliProp, Inc.
August 16, 2012