San Jose, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)announced the availability of the 3.3-V EPF10K10A programmable logicdevice (PLD), the 10,000-gate member of its 3.3-V Flex 10KA family.
EPF10K10A offers 16-bit counter speeds. It has over 6,000 bits of embedded RAM and user-selectable I/Oclamping diodes which are required for electrical compliance with the 3.3-VPCI specification. By enabling the designer to select this feature on apin-by-pin basis, this device is ideal for interfacing between the 3.3-V PCIbus and 5.0-V back-end devices. In addition, Altera's Multivolt interfaceallows designers to interface between 2.5-V, 3.3-V, and 5.0-Vdevices in a mixed-voltage environment.
Fully optimized for a 0.35-m, four-layer metal SRAM process,the EPF10K10A contains 576 logic elements and 6144 bits of on-chip RAM. Thecontinuous Fasttrack Interconnect feature economizes on metal layers, resulting in minimum die size, high yields,and lower costs.
The EPF10K10A device is supported by Altera's Max+Plus IIdevelopment system for PC and workstation platforms. Max+Plus II softwareprovides seamless integration with tools from Cadence, Mentor Graphics,Synopsys, Viewlogic, and other leading EDA vendors.
The EPF10K10A is available now in 100-pin TQFP, 144-pin TQFP, and 208-pinPQFP packages. In addition, the EPF10K10A will be available in the 256-pinFineline BGA package which will support 256 pins in only 17 mm squared of boardarea, the same amount of space consumed by a 100-pin TQFP package. Themid-1999 volume pricing for the EPF10K10A in the 100-pin TQFP package isprojected to be $6.50 per device in 100K-unit quantities.
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