SAN JOSE, USA: Expanding its most popular CPLD offering, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the availability of the new MAX® V device family. The MAX V family uses half the total power compared to competitive CPLDs while maintaining the instant-on, single-chip, non-volatile characteristics of the original MAX series.
Ranging in density from 40 to 2,210 logic elements (LEs), the new MAX V CPLDs deliver low power and high performance, which make them ideal for general purpose and portable designs in a wide variety of market segments, including wireline, wireless, industrial, consumer, computer/storage, automotive, broadcast, and military.
MAX V CPLDs use up to 50 percent lower total power compared to other equivalent density CPLDs on the market. Other power advantages include extending battery life with static power as low as 45 µW.
Additionally, MAX V CPLDs help designers meet their cost targets by offering more I/Os and logic per footprint at the same price as competitive CPLDs. All members of the MAX V family are offered in a variety of low-cost, halogen-free package types (EQFP, TQFP, and MBGA) that meet environmental standards.
Key applications of the MAX V Family include:
I/O expansion – Performs I/O decoding, which increases the available I/O capability of another standard device with efficiency and at a low cost.
Interface bridging – Translates bus protocols and voltages between incompatible devices at the lowest possible cost.
Power management – Manages the power-up sequencing and monitoring of other devices on the board.
Configuration and initialization – Controls the configuration or initialization of other devices on the board.
Analog control – Controls analog standard devices (light, sound, or motion) digitally via a pulse-width modulator (PWM), without needing a digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
The MAX V device family includes seven members ranging in density from 40 to 2,210 LEs. The first two MAX V devices, the 5M80ZE64C5N and 5M240ZT100C5N devices, are available now, priced at $1.70 and $4.90, respectively (100-unit quantities).
All MAX V family members will be available in full production by the end of the second quarter of 2011. All MAX V devices are supported in the Quartus II design software version 10.1, now available for download.