FPGA features 36 embedded transceivers.

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Providing 230 K logic elements, 13.9 Mbits of embedded memory, and 1,288 18 x 18 multipliers, 40 nm Stratix® IV GX EP4SGX230 FPGA is suited for variety of high-speed backplane and cabling interfaces, chip-to-chip interconnects, and protocol-bridging applications. Embedded transceivers offer optimal jitter performance at data rates from 600 Mbps to 8.5 Gbps. They support PCI® Express Gen1 and Gen2, Serial RapidIO®, Gigabit Ethernet, XAUI, CPRI, CEI 6G, GPON, SFI-5.1, and Interlaken.

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Altera's Stratix IV GX FPGAs Move to Volume Production

First FPGA Supplier to Ship 40-nm FPGAs in Production

San Jose, Calif., September 23, 2009-Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced it is shipping volume production of its 40-nm Stratix® IV GX EP4SGX230 FPGAs. The Stratix IV device was the industry's first 40-nm FPGA available when it began shipping at the end of 2008 and it continues to lead the market as the only 40-nm FPGA in volume production. The Stratix IV family offers the highest density and highest performance FPGAs available today, and is used in a variety of end customer's high-speed backplane and cabling interfaces, chip-to-chip interconnects and protocol-bridging applications.

Stratix IV GX FPGAs deliver an unprecedented combination of power, performance and I/O bandwidth to designers manufacturing multi-gigabit interconnected systems. The high-performance FPGAs feature Altera's latest generation of proven transceiver technology.

The 36 transceivers embedded in the EP4SGX230 FPGA offer superior signal integrity with excellent jitter performance at data rates operating between 600 Mbps and 8.5 Gbps. The transceivers support several key industry standards and serial protocols such as PCI® Express Gen1 and Gen2 (x1, x4 and x8), Serial RapidIO®, Gigabit Ethernet, XAUI, CPRI (including 6G CPRI), CEI 6G, GPON, SFI-5.1 and Interlaken. The EP4SGX230 FPGA features 230K logic elements (LEs), 13.9 Mbits of embedded memory and 1,288 18x18 multipliers.

"The significant lead we have on the competition at the 40-nm node has enabled us to establish Stratix IV FPGAs as the most widely adopted 40-nm FPGAs in the industry," said Luanne Schirrmeister, senior director of component product marketing at Altera. "We continue to hit every key milestone in rolling out our 40-nm devices and remain on target to deliver our entire family of Stratix IV FPGAs to customers."


The Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230 FPGA is now shipping in volume production. Engineering samples of Altera® Stratix IV E, Stratix IV GX and Stratix IV GT FPGAs are also available today. Altera remains on schedule to ship its entire Stratix IV FPGA family in volume production by April 2010. Contact your Altera sales representative for pricing. For additional information regarding Altera's high-performance Stratix IV FPGA family, visit www.altera.com/pr/stratix4/20090923.

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