The need for mass storage devices with higher operational performance and low power consumption is being driven by consumer electronics and enterprise-class storage systems. SATA is the mass storage interface of choice for hard disk drives, optical disk drives and the newer flash- based solid state drives, making the architecture and feature set of the interface one of the most important aspects of system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to utilize the new DesignWare&#174 SATA Device IP core to implement the SATA interface into these types of mass storage devices.
  • Understand how the IP offers a flexible feature set and architecture, enables you to achieve your performance goals, while maintaining low power consumption for the overall system.

Estimated length: 1 hour

Who should attend:
Design Engineers

Clive "Max" Maxfield has now spent over a quarter of a century in the electronic, computing, and EDA arenas. In 1980, after obtaining his BSc in Control Engineering (an interesting mixture of math, electronics, mechanics, and hydraulics and fluids), Max joined a design team at International Computers Limited (ICL) creating CPUs for mainframe computers. In addition to designing ASICs and circuit boards, Max has written numerous test programs for functional and in-circuit testers. In the area of digital logic simulation, Max has created models of everything from ASIC cell libraries to microprocessors. Due to his digital expertise, Max was once appointed analog marketing manager at a large EDA company (the world is a funny old place sometimes).

In the early 1990s, Max thought it would be fun to see a book he'd written on the shelves in his local book store, so he penned his first tome Bebop to the Boolean Boogie (An Unconventional Guide to Electronics). Since that time, Max has authored and co-authored a number of books, including EDA: Where Electronics Begins, The Design Warrior's Guide to FPGAs, and How Computers Do Math (Featuring the Virtual DIY Calculator).

Michael Posner joined Synopsys in 1994 and is currently a Product Manager for Synopsys' DesignWare&#174 IP Solutions for SATA & AMBA&#174. Before this role he was an application consultant and technical marketing manager at Synopsys. Michael is also a member of the SATA-IO Marketing Committee. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Brighton, England.