SAN JOSE, USA: Altera Corp. announced the availability of non-volatile MAX 10 FPGAs, Altera’s latest addition to its Generation 10 portfolio.
Using TSMC’s 55 nm embedded flash process technology, MAX 10 FPGAs revolutionize non-volatile FPGAs by delivering dual-configuration flash, analog and embedded processing capabilities in a small-form-factor, low-cost, instant-on programmable logic device.
MAX 10 FPGAs provide greater system value to users by reducing overall bill-of-material costs while increasing board reliability. The highly integrated, non-volatile FPGAs provide up to 50 percent board area savings compared to other low-cost FPGAs by integrating into a single chip the following key features:
* Up to 50K logic elements
* Flash memory blocks (user flash and dual-configuration flash)
* Analog-to-digital converters
* Embedded memory and DSP blocks
* DDR3 external memory interfaces
* Embedded processing with soft-core Nios® II processors
* Up to 500 user I/O
* Integrated power regulator.
These key features provide higher system-level value to customers by enabling MAX 10 FPGAs to perform several important system functions, such as an instant-on configuration, fail-safe upgrades, system monitoring and system control.