Transceiver-based FPGAs Optimized for Applications Requiring up to 3.75 Gb/s
Fri, 03/06/2009 - 6:56am
Altera Corporation announces the Arria II GX FPGA family. The Arria III GX family utilizes common transceiver technology and is supported by a common set of development tools that enable system designers to develop full SoC solutions. The programmable fabric and integrated programmable transceivers provide designers with the flexibility needed to overcome unpredictable design requirements. Altera's transceiver technology provides easy-to-use signal integrity features that accelerate product development while consuming less power than competing solutions. Arria II GX devices are very low-power 3.75 Gbps transceiver FPGAs and are cost optimized for applications using mainstream protocols such as PCI Express (PCIe) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). They feature up to 16 3.75 Gb/s transceivers, 256K LEs and 8.50 Mb of internal RAM. In addition, the Arria II GX FPGAs support targeted protocols, such as CPRI for LTE and WiMAX wireless infrastructure access equipment; GPON and XAUI for wireline infrastructure access and networking equipment; and triple-speed SDI for broadcast and other video processing equipment.