March 27, 2012 -- Altera Corp. has started shipping its 28-nm Cyclone V FPGAs. Integrating a combination of high functionality with low system cost and low power, the family is ideally suited for applications in the industrial, wireless, wireline, military and automotive markets. Shipping the Cyclone V family completes Altera's release of its 28-nm tailored product portfolio which offers a broad range of devices, from the highest bandwidth to the lowest power, to meet designers's specific needs.
The Cyclone V family is developed on TSMC's 28-nm Low-Power (28LP) process, delivering the lowest power, lowest cost and optimal performance levels needed for today's high-volume, cost-sensitive applications. The family delivers up to 40% lower total power and up to 30% lower static power than the previous generation. Cyclone V FPGAs offer the lowest power serial transceivers with 88-mW power consumption per channel at 5Gbps and over 4,000-MIPS processing performance for under 1.8 W.
In addition, the family integrates an abundance of hard intellectual property blocks, such as hard memory controllers supporting 400-MHz DDR3 and PCI Express Gen2 hard IP blocks with multi-function support. To protect valuable IP investments, the family also includes comprehensive design protection with features such as a 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with volatile and non-volatile keys.
For applications such as protocol bridging, motor control, broadcast and handheld devices, where low power and board space are concerns, Altera's Cyclone V FPGA family is an ideal fit. The family encompasses six variants allowing designers to choose the device that best meets their needs: the logic-only E, the 3.125-Gbps transceiver GX, the 5-Gbps transceiver GT, and the SE, SX and ST SoC FPGA variants with integrated dual-core ARM-based Hard Processor System (HPS).
Software support is available now and engineering samples of Altera's Cyclone V FPGAs are shipping today.
Go to the Altera Corp. website to find additional information.