A SoC, integrating RF/AFE and 1.5 Gb/s SATA PHY, is presented. It supports 471 Mb/s bit-rate at 18xS DVD. A partial parity mode reduces SDRAM bandwidth. A power control mode minimizes system clock rate. The SoC has 10M transistors, occupies 5.4 x 5.1 mm2 in 0.18 mm CMOS process, and consumes 772 mW during 16xS DVD read.