Altera unveils 28-nm Stratix V FPGA family
By siliconindia | Monday, 19 April 2010, 05:33 Hrs
San Jose: Altera Corporation has announced the launch of its next-generation 28-nanometer Stratix V FPGA family. The family offers up to 1.6 Tbps of serial switching capability, Stratix V FPGAs leverage a myriad of new technologies and a 28-nm process to reduce the cost and power of high-bandwidth applications, according to Altera. Manufactured on TSMC's 28-nm High-Performance (HP) process, the Stratix V FPGA family provides up to 1.1 million logic elements (LEs), 53-Mbits embedded memory, 3,680 18x18 multipliers and integrated transceivers operating up to an industry-leading 28 Gbps. Altera says that the devices also incorporate the industry's highest level of application-targeted hard intellectual property (IP) for increased system integration and performance without the cost and power penalty. The family includes four variants that address a broad range of applications in the wireless communications, military, broadcast, computer and storage, test and medical markets. "The innovations we made in our fifth-generation Stratix family dramatically improve the density and I/O performance of our high-end devices, further strengthening the FPGAs' competitive position versus ASICs and ASSPs," said Vince Hu, Vice President of Product and Corporate Marketing at Altera Corporation. "Altera remains committed to solving the challenge of increasing bandwidth while staying within designer's cost and power requirements. From the core to the I/O, we touched all aspects of Stratix V FPGAs to ensure they deliver the highest level of performance, density and integration."