SAN FRANCISCO—Altera Corp. said Wednesday (Aug. 24) it has begun shipping 28-nm Stratix V GT devices, the first FPGA featuring 28-gigabits-per-second (Gbps) transceivers.
According to Altera (San Jose, Calif.), innovations in Stratix V GT FPGAs are tailored to enable designers of leading-edge communications systems to bring to market solutions that support the growing demand for network bandwidth.
The transceiver technology integrated into Stratix V GT FPGAs has been developed by Altera over more than a decade, according to the company. The devices support backplane, optical module and chip-to-chip applications through four 28-Gbps transceivers, 32 full-duplex, 12.5-Gbps transceivers, and up to 4x72-bit DIMM DDR3 memory interfaces supporting 2133 Mbps, the company said.
The 28-Gbps transceivers featured in Stratix V GT FPGAs meet the CEI-28G specification while consuming only 200 mW per channel, according to Altera. A video showing the transceiver performance of Stratix V GT FPGAs is available for viewing on Altera's website.
Stratix V GT FPGAs are optimized specifically for use in the latest generation of 40G/100G applications and beyond used in communications systems, high-end test equipment and military communications systems, Altera said. The devices include the highest level of integration with up to 622K logic elements, 512 18x18 multipliers, hardened PCI Express, 10Gbps Ethernet (10GbE) and Interlaken intellectual property blocks, and support the latest high-speed serial protocols, according to the company.
Engineering samples of Altera's Stratix V GT FPGAs are available today, Altera said.