IC is one of the industry's first integrated single-chip solutions, a
bridge IC between USB 3.0 and SATA/ATA/ATAPI-based storage devices. The IC,
which translates USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 storage commands to serial ATA and
ATA/ATAPI communication protocols, complies with USB 3.0 version 1.0 and SATA
revision 2.6. The MB86C30A features low power consumption and high-speed
encryption hardware. It supports GPIO for design flexibility and SPI for
interfacing to off-chip serial Flash ROM. The supply voltage is 1.2/3.3V.
Applications include USB 3.0 external storage using SATA devices, HDD, SSD,
Blu-Ray, DVD and CD. The MB86C30A provides a simple, effective way to adapt
SATA drives for USB 3.0, boosting performance and cost-efficiency. It supports
HID class SATA Gen2i (3Gbps) and Gen1i (1.5Gbps) and ATA/ATAPI devices, and
provides ATA command pass-through functionality, along with 2TB over HDD. A
high-performance 32-bit RISC MPU is integrated on-chip. It is ideal for
connectivity applications, delivering up to 5 Gbits/s full duplex. The USB 3.0
specification — and the MB86C30A - improve power management compared with USB
2.0 devices. The host can deliver more power to devices, making it appropriate
for applications such as USB-rechargeable batteries and LED lighting. The
MB86C30A has several distinctive features including optimal security based on
the National Institute of Standards (NIST) standard AES code/decode hardware
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