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Valued Contributor III
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Does Altera provide demo of PCIE storage?

Hi, I want to use Altera FPGA to design a new Storage system. using SATA interface with a hard disk, and use PCIE to connect to Host PC. does Altera provide such demo or development board? 

 

Thanks.
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Valued Contributor III
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I dont think any of the dev boards have a sata interface (Thought you may be able to get an HSMC for it).

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The DE4 has a couple of SATA connectors; 

 

http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?language=english&no=501 

 

Check their examples, perhaps there is something in the examples with that kit. 

 

Cheers, 

Dave
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You mean altera dev boards dont provide example with sata disk interface or any of such storage disk demo you dont have?

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SATA support was not a big priority for FPGAs. I have never seen or needed to look for a SATA demo, and I do not recall there being an Altera SATA MegaCore. 

 

Google does indicate that cores exist: 

 

http://www.altera.com/products/ip/iup/ipm-index.jsp 

 

and Altera's web site has this page 

 

http://www.altera.com/technology/high_speed/protocols/sata-sas/pro-sata-sas.html 

 

But the cores are not from Altera. That's not to say they will not work, but it does mean you need to evaluate the cores before committing to using them. The cores from this company should come with examples, and they should be able to tell you which evaluation boards they work on. 

 

Altera also has this app note: 

 

http://www.altera.com/literature/an/an635.pdf 

 

You could also search the Altera wiki (http://www.alterawiki.com) to see if any information has been posted there. 

 

Cheers, 

Dave
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SATA support was not a big priority for FPGAs. I have never seen or needed to look for a SATA demo, and I do not recall there being an Altera SATA MegaCore. 

 

Google does indicate that cores exist: 

 

http://www.altera.com/products/ip/iup/ipm-index.jsp 

 

and Altera's web site has this page 

 

http://www.altera.com/technology/high_speed/protocols/sata-sas/pro-sata-sas.html 

 

But the cores are not from Altera. That's not to say they will not work, but it does mean you need to evaluate the cores before committing to using them. The cores from this company should come with examples, and they should be able to tell you which evaluation boards they work on. 

 

Altera also has this app note: 

 

http://www.altera.com/literature/an/an635.pdf 

 

You could also search the Altera wiki (http://www.alterawiki.com) to see if any information has been posted there. 

 

Cheers, 

Dave 

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Many thanks your detailed reply. Thank you!!!!
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