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Method for an SATA to IDE Bridge slim-line converter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029134D
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 147K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for an serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) to integrated drive electronics (IDE) slim-line converter. Benefits include improved functionality.

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Method for an SATA to IDE Bridge slim-line converter

Disclosed is a method for an serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) to integrated drive electronics (IDE) slim-line converter. Benefits include improved functionality.

Background

              Conventionally, to provide an SATA to IDE conversion, an SATA cable is plugged in to a SATA-to-IDE adapter, which creates an industry-standard IDE 40 pin interface. Another conversion is performed using a board to create an interface for the standard JAE connector used with laptop peripherals.

              No conventional solution exists for this configuration. SATA CD-ROM and DVD-RW peripherals do not exist and the industry is not driving to the SATA solution for these devices.

Description

              The disclosed method is a converter or adapter that is packaged to create a SATA-to-IDE converter to a laptop peripheral (JAE) interface (see Figure 1). The components included are a combination of PCB, connectors, SATA-to-IDE silicon, cables, logic, and other common parts. The electronic circuitry is packaged in an injection-molded plastic protective housing that also serves as a retention feature to keep the converter securely attached to the peripheral device (see Figure 2).

Advantages

              Some implementations of the disclosed structure and method provide one or more of the following advantages:

•             Improved functionality due to providing a solution that supports SATA CD-ROM and DVD-RW peripherals

•             Improv...