Introducing SATA support for Texas Instruments OMAP5 and nextgen DaVinci technology devices.

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The state of art, benchmarks, software design challenges, and lessons learned in adding SATA support for OMAP5 and nextgen DaVinci technology devices.


The SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is one of the key differentiating peripheral available in OMAP5 platform and nextgen DaVinci devices (i.e. DM816x and DM814x). OMAP5 with SATA is a differentiating factor in the smart phone domain and also penetrating the non mobile phone market. The nextgen DaVinci devices are focused on rich media processing which includes Video Encode/Decode/Transcode/Transrate, Video Security, Video Conferencing, Video Infrastructure, Media Server, and Digital Signage.

This paper shares software design challenges faced, performance analysis done in DaVinci devices and the ongoing study and development of the eSATA driver for OMAP5.


OMAP5, SATA, storage, device driver, DaVinci


  • Mansoor Ahamed Basheer

    Texas Instruments Inc.


    Mansoor Ahamed, Basheer is currently working as Lead Engineer,in Texas Instruments India Pvt Limited, Bangalore. He is responsible for supporting SATA/NOR/NAND/SPI/IOMMU/TILER on DM81x TI platforms. Mansoor’s areas of interest are mtd drivers, file system, cryptography and network protocols.

  • Biography

    Keshava Munegowda is currently working as Senior Software Engineer,in Texas Instruments India Pvt Limited, Bangalore. He obtained B E degree in Computer science and Engineering in 2001 from Bangalore University,India., and M-Tech degree in computer Science and Engineering in 2004 from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka,INDIA. keshava’s areas of interest are storage drivers , file system, USB device drivers, security and network protocols.