I am looking to make a small project where I need to implement a USB3 to M.2 SATA circuit for SSD interface. I am pretty confident I can follow a reference schematic and route the board, I have done this type of thing before. But I don't know where to begin in terms of finding the right components for a USB3 to M.2 SATA SSD board. Is there a place where people post open hardware reference designs? My guess is that companies that make such silicon chips that do the actual conversion would have reference documentation, but I, again, not sure where to start. Could someone point me in the right direction?
Assuming that you are trying to interface to an NVMe M.2 SSD, what you are looking for is called a USB3 to NVMe/PCIe bridge (If your M.2 was instead SATA, for example, you would be looking for a USB3 to SATA bridge).