The Fujitsu USB 3.0-SATA Bridge IC (MB86C3OA)

DN Staff

April 9, 2010

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The Fujitsu USB 3.0-SATA Bridge IC (MB86C3OA)

The FujitsuIC is one of the industry's first integrated single-chip solutions, abridge 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 andATA/ATAPI communication protocols, complies with USB 3.0 version 1.0 and SATArevision 2.6. The MB86C30A features low power consumption and high-speedencryption hardware. It supports GPIO for design flexibility and SPI forinterfacing 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 adaptSATA drives for USB 3.0, boosting performance and cost-efficiency. It supportsHID class SATA Gen2i (3Gbps) and Gen1i (1.5Gbps) and ATA/ATAPI devices, andprovides ATA command pass-through functionality, along with 2TB over HDD. Ahigh-performance 32-bit RISC MPU is integrated on-chip. It is ideal forconnectivity applications, delivering up to 5 Gbits/s full duplex. The USB 3.0specification - and the MB86C30A - improve power management compared with USB2.0 devices. The host can deliver more power to devices, making it appropriatefor applications such as USB-rechargeable batteries and LED lighting. TheMB86C30A has several distinctive features including optimal security based onthe National Institute of Standards (NIST) standard AES code/decode hardwareengine.
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