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Electronic Components & Devices

FPGA-Based Storage Reference Design extends NAND Flash life.

July 7, 2015

Extending NAND flash life expectancy as well as number of program-erase cycles, storage reference design includes Arria® 10 SoC with integrated dual-core ARM® Cortex®A9 processor in single-chip solution leveraging Universal NVM Express Controller (UNEX) configurable controller for PCIe-based solid-state disks (SSDs) and NVMdurance NAND optimization software. Reference design also features end-to-end data protection, encryption and compression, and optimizes throughput and power consumption. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

FPGAs and SoCs provide up to 5.5 million logic elements.

June 11, 2015

Leveraging HyperFlex™ FPGA fabric architecture built on Intel® 14 nm Tri-Gate process, Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs address design challenges in next generation of communications, data center, IoT infrastructure, military, and HPC systems. Heterogeneous 3D SiP integration enables scalability and flexibility for transceiver-based solutions. Secure Design Manager delivers sector-based authentication and encryption, multi-factor authentication, and physically unclonable function technology. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Data Package speeds IEC 61508-compliant designs.

May 21, 2015

Intended for systems designers using Altera FPGAs, Industrial Functional Safety Data Package v3 provides TÜV Rheinland-certified toolflows, IP, and devices including Cyclone V FPGAs, accelerating time to market for industrial safety solutions to IEC 61508 up to Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3). Altera Safety Design Partitioning toolflow gives designers ability to separate safe and non-safe portions of design, allowing user updates of non-safe portion with minimal safety re-certification effort. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Integrated 30 A Digital DC/DC Converter powers Gen 10 FPGAs.

March 19, 2015

PowerSoC DC/DC step-down converter model EM1130 provides power management for Altera Generation 10 FPGAs, specifically Arria® 10 and Stratix® 10 FPGA core and transceiver power supply rails. In addition to providing interface for Altera SmartVID™ technology, PMBus interface allows EM1130 to communicate with system to provide telemetry. Additional features include adaptive control technology, which reduces external compensation components, and GUI for facilitated programming.
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Electronic Components & Devices

Turnkey Integrated PowerSoCs are qualified to AEC-Q100.

October 24, 2014

Offering up to 96% peak efficiency, Altera® Enpirion® power system-on-chip (PowerSoC) devices include step-down PowerSoCs from EP53xx and EN63xx series, supporting load currents up to 12 A. Turnkey solutions, which fully comply with AEC-Q100 qualification standard temperature grade 2, give designers complete power systems that are fully simulated, characterized, and production-qualified. Specifically, PowerSoCs integrate inductors, high-frequency filter capacitors, controller, and MOSFETs. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Non-Volatile FPGAs offer dual-configuration flash.

October 8, 2014

Using 55 nm embedded flash process technology, MAX 10 FPGAs provide analog and embedded processing capabilities in small-form-factor, instant-on programmable logic devices. FPGAs integrate up to 50 K logic elements, flash memory blocks, ADCs, embedded memory and DSP blocks, and DDR3 external memory interfaces as well as soft-core Nios® II processors, up to 500 user I/O, and power regulator. On-die flash storage supports dual configuration, allowing two FPGA designs in single chip. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

FPGA and SoC Devices comply with military temperature specs.

September 2, 2014

Qualified for extreme temperature environments from -55 to 125°C ambient, 20 nm Arria® 10 FPGAs and SoCs feature integrated, hardened IEEE 754-compliant, floating-point operators with 1,500 GFLOPS of DSP performance. Macros are useful for many military and aerospace applications, from real-time tactical uses to wide-view satellite survey platforms. They also enable precise designs in ground-based and airborne phased-array radar and directional antenna applications. Read More

Software

EDA Software aids 20 mm SoCs and FPGA design.

August 25, 2014

Featuring algorithms that accelerate compile times, Quartus® II software Arria® 10 edition v14.0 provides users with 20 nm FPGA and SoC design environment. Features include portfolio of 20 nm-optimized IP cores includes standard protocol and memory interfaces, DSP, and SoC IP cores. Also, optimized IP cores are provided for Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs, which include 100G Ethernet, 300G Interlaken, Interlaken Look-Aside, and PCIe Gen3 IP. Read More

Software

Design Software supports 14 nm FPGAs.

August 6, 2014

Designed for Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs, Stratix 10 HyperFlex™ architecture helps customers achieve 2X core performance utilizing Fast Forward Compilation, which pinpoints performance bottlenecks and provides detailed, step-by-step performance improvement recommendations that user can rapidly implement. Users also receive Fmax (maximum operating frequency) estimates of their design that can be achieved by applying recommendations Fast Forward Compilation provides. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

FPGAs and SoCs provide more than 4 million logic elements.

May 13, 2014

With Intel's 14 nm Tri-Gate process technology and Stratix 10 HyperFlex™ architecture, Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs achieve 2x core performance over previous generations. Devices provide over 10 TeraFLOPs of single-precision, hardened floating point DSP performance and more than 4x serial transceiver bandwidth. Products are suited for performance-critical applications in networking, communications, broadcast, military, and compute and storage markets. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Power Conversion Driver/MOSFET works with high-performance FPGAs.

April 15, 2014

Model ET4040 monolithic 40A driver plus synchronous MOSFET powertrain enables design of point-of-load power solutions. It provides continuous output current over -40 to + 85°C temperature range and input from 4.5-14 V. On-board monolithic current sense maximizes reliability and thermal performance. Powering FPGA core supply rails in single- or multi-phase configurations, unit also suits VDDQ supply rails for DDR3, DDR4, and QDR memories and supplies ASIC and ASSPs in servers and communications systems. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Electronic Components & Devices

Microwave Backhaul Solution maximizes 4G throughput capacity.

February 25, 2014

Based on Altera's FPGAs and QAM modem IP cores from Escape Communications, Microwave Backhaul Solutions address traditional markets from 6–42 GHz and emerging applications in E-band (70/80 GHz) and V-band (60 GHz) all-outdoor radio markets. Escape backhaul modem IP is optimized for use on Altera Cyclone V, Arria V, and Arria V SoC FPGAs operating at bandwidths up to 1 GHz and modulation types from QPSK to 4096 QAM. Link operating at 1 GHz can provide in excess of 5 Gbps throughput. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Link Analysis Tool evaluates high-speed serial transceivers.

February 3, 2014

Using JNEye software, designers can evaluate high-speed serial link performance in FPGAs and SoCs. Tool combines speed of statistical link simulator with accuracy of time-domain waveform-based simulator to form hybrid behavioral simulation paradigm. Device characterization models accurately account for process, voltage, and temperature variations. In addition to optimizing transmit/receive equalization coefficients for target bit error ratios, tool can assist in post-design debug and validation. Read More

Software

CAE Software enables immediate 20 nm FPGA/SoC design.

December 10, 2013

Quartus® II software Arria 10 edition provides development tool support for 20 nm FPGAs and SoCs. Functionality lets users design, simulate, and compile Arria® 10 FPGAs and SoCs, which are based on TSMC 20 nm process technology, and includes advanced timing models as well as final pin outs to enable board layout. Solution supports multiple FPGA and SoC devices, including largest density midrange Arria 10 device featuring up to 1.15 million logic elements (LEs). Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Heterogeneous Computing Platform uses ARM Cortex-A53 processor.

November 5, 2013

Stratix® 10 SoCs, manufactured on Intel®'s 14 nm Tri-Gate process, incorporate quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex™-A53 processor system that complements device's floating-point DSP blocks and FPGA fabric. Coupled with Altera's system-level design tools, including OpenCL, heterogeneous computing platform offers programmable logic performance level of >1 GHz. Adaptability, performance, power efficiency, and design productivity serve diverse applications. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Development Kits foster integration of Cyclone V FPGAs.

October 22, 2013

Arrow BeMicro CV kit features Cyclone V E FPGA and lets developers get project started within minutes, while TerASIC Cyclone V GX kit includes both high-speed mezzanine connector (HSMC) and Arduino connector. Altima Cyclone V GX Development Kit aids development of low-power, FPGA-based, system-level designs. Cyclone V GX Development Board for EUR749 and Mercury Code Cyclone V GX Development Board for EUR599 are available from EBV Elektronik GmbH. Read More

Software, Electronic Components & Devices

OpenCL Software Development Kit fosters FPGA exploitation.

May 14, 2013

SDK for OpenCL and supported third-party production boards enables software programmers to access high-performance capabilities of programmable logic devices. Designed to foster increased system performance in highly data-parallel computing applications featured in financial, military, broadcast, and medical markets (among others), SDK lets programmers take OpenCL code and exploit massively parallel architecture of FPGA. Read More

Software

CAE Software accelerates FPGA design.

May 14, 2013

Intended for users targeting 28 nm FPGAs and SoCs, including Stratix® V FPGAs, Quartus® II v13.0 helps enhance FPGA and SoC performance and designer productivity. Solution offers high-level C-based, system-/IP-based, and model-based design flows as well as DSP Builder design tool. While SDK for OpenCL makes massively-parallel FPGA-based accelerators available to software programmers without FPGA experience, Qsys system integration tool provides support for ARM®-based Cyclone® V SoCs. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software, Electronic Components & Devices

SoC Development Kit includes FPGA-adaptive debugging software.

May 3, 2013

With Cyclone® V SoC Development Kit, hardware and software developers can accelerate embedded systems design development. Kit includes ARM® Development Studio 5 Altera® Edition Toolkit, an FPGA-adaptive debugging software that enables designers to view processor and FPGA portions of device simultaneously. Kit also features Cyclone V SX SoC with 800 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex™-A9 processor, 110K LEs of logic density, 3.125 Gbps transceivers, PCIe® rootport and endpoint support, and DDR3 memory. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Power, 5 Gbps FPGA complies with PCIe 2.0 specifications.

March 25, 2013

Integrating transceivers with data rates up to 5 Gbps, 28 nm Cyclone® V GT FPGA features 2 hardened PCIe IP blocks, embedded, that enable developers to increase system performance and system functionality. PCIe 2.0-compliant hard IP blocks, which consists of PHY/MAC, data link, and transaction layers, can be configured to function as end point or root port and support up to x4 lanes. Multifunction support feature allows up to 8 PCIe end points to be combined into single end point. Read More

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