San Jose, Calif.Altera Corp. has begun shipping the second member of its Stratix II GX family, the EP2SGX130, which it claims is the industry's largest FPGA with embedded transceivers.
The EP2SGX130 features more than 132,000 equivalent logic elements (LEs), providing designers with ample logic resources to implement multiple protocols or highly complex IP. The EP2SGX130 is designed with 20 multi-gigabit transceivers, making it suitable for PCI Express bridging and multiple-port line card applications.
"Stratix II GX devices are the only FPGAs with transceivers that provide excellent jitter performance and the lowest power consumption all the way to 6.375 Gbits/s," said David Greenfield, Altera's senior director of marketing for high-end FPGAs, in a statement. "A great benefit of the EP2SGX130 density and channel count is that multiple protocols easily fit on a single device, providing a new level of design flexibility."
For more information about Stratix II GX devices, visit www.altera.com/stratix2gx.
The EP2SGX130 device is available in RoHS-compliant packaging. Pricing for the EP2SGX130 device in 10,000-unit quantities in mid-2007 will be $399 each, according to a spokesperson.
Altera Corp., 1-408-544-7000, www.altera.com.