The folks at Altera say that all eight members of their low-power, low-cost Cyclone III family of 65-nm FPGAs are now shipping in production quantities. They also say that, since its March 2007 introduction, the Cyclone III family quickly has been adopted into numerous customer systems in the wireless, military, display, automotive and industrial markets.
A few examples of Cyclone III device application success include:
- Industrial equipment requiring real-time Ethernet communications, with intellectual property (IP) support for several protocols, including EtherCAT.
- A network interface product for automotive network designers.
- A software-programmable reconfiguration platform for software-defined radio (SDR) applications.
Cyclone III devices deliver 5K to 120K logic elements (LEs), up to 4 Mbits of memory, and up to 288 digital signal processing (DSP) multipliers. Built on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) 65-nm low-power (LP) process, the Cyclone III family includes devices that are qualified for commercial, industrial and extended temperatures.
For more information about Cyclone III FPGAs, including white papers, handbooks, and webcasts, please visit www.altera.com/cyclone3.