SAN FRANCISCOProgrammable logic vendor Altera Corp. Wednesday (Sept. 23) announced volume production of the company's 40-nm Stratix EP4SGX230 FPGAs.
The Stratix IV was the industry's first 40-nm FPGA available when it began shipping at the end of 2008 and it continues to lead the market as the only 40-nm FPGA in volume production, according to Altera (San Jose, Calif.).
Altera claims that the Stratix IV family offers the highest density and highest performance FPGAs available today, used in end customer's high-speed backplane and cabling interfaces, chip-to-chip interconnects and protocol-bridging applications.
In addition to announcing volume production shipments of the Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230 FPGA, Altera said that engineering samples of Stratix IV E, Stratix IV GX and Stratix IV GT FPGAs are also available today. The company said it remains on schedule to ship its entire Stratix IV FPGA family in volume production by April 2010.
Pricing information was not disclosed. More information on Altera's Stratix IV family is available on the company's website.