The Initio INIC-1615 provides an advanced solution to connect two SATA devices to USB 2.0 or FireWire 400/800 or SATA Host with integrated CPU and embedded SRAM. To provide high performance and cost effective solution, the INIC-1615 integrates USB-PHY Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only USB function, FireWire 400/800 link core, SATA link/PHY core and microprocessor into a single ASIC. SATA to SATA HID also supported. The INIC-1615 provides the high speed data transfer connecting to a 1.5Gb/s SATA interface.

In addition, INIC-1615 integrates a security system to protect sensitive electronic data. Advanced Encrypted Standard (AES) Algorithm, as the security system algorithm, is designed in INIC-1615 for data encryption. The implementation of Initio AES128/256 algorithm is validated by National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Features Summary | FW/SW Support | Device Support

Features Summary

  • Integrates USB2.0 PHY IP core.
  • Data transfer rate of up to 60 MB/sec on USB2.0 side, 100 MBytes/sec on 1394b/FireWire 800 side, and 150 MB/sec on SATA side.
  • IEEE Std 1394-1995/2000 and 1394a/1394b Compliant.
  • 1394a/b side implements SBP-2 stack engine to optimize the performance
  • 1394a/b side support industry standard 1394a PHY and 1394b PHY
  • 1394a/b side support asynchronous transfers at 100, 200, 400, and 800Mb/s.
  • Integrate internal Turbo 8051 uP with 32KB embedded SRAM.
  • Program Flash In-Line (Firmware download mechanism, USB direct for MFG Test, write .bta firmware file).
  • Local Bus Interface to Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) Flash.
  • Support HID.
  • Up to 17 GPIO pins.
  • Provide software utilities for downloading the upgraded firmware code under USB.
  • Supports SATA (bridged SATA) Hard Disk drives, CD-RW devices, DVDs, Removable media devices, BD (Blu-Ray Disc) drive
  • USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compliant.
  • USB Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport Specification Compliant.
  • Serial ATA Revision 2.5 specification Compliant. (Hot Plug is supported).
  • Support SATA to SATA pass through with HID.
  • Supports SATA NCQ.
  • Support ATA/ATAPI device DMA and PIO mode.
  • 8k bytes of data buffer for data transfer.
  • Two SATA channels support.
  • Supports 3Gbps SATA HDD connection
  • Built-in internal 3.3V to 1.8V voltage regulator
  • Supports AES 128/256
  • 100 pin LQFP

Firmware/Software Support
  • USB Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport support.
  • SBP-2 protocol support.
  • Provide software utilities for downloading the upgraded firmware code through USB


Device Support
  • Hard disk drives
  • CD-RW devices
  • DVDs
  • Removable media devices
  • Blu-Ray Disk driver

INIC-1615 Datasheet


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