Altera - Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the leader in innovative custom logic solutions, and has been ever since inventing the world’s first programmable logic device in 1983. Today, over 2,600 employees in 19 countries are providing even more ingenious custom logic solutions – addressing a range of concerns, from power consumption to performance to cost – for customers in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, broadcast, computer and storage, consumer, industrial, medical, military, test and measurement, wireless, and wireline. In addition to devices, Altera’s comprehensive solutions portfolio contains fully integrated software development tools, versatile embedded processors, optimized intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs examples, and a variety of development kits.
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|Stratix V GX FPGA Development Board - Altera's Stratix V GX FPGA development board provides a hardware platform for developing and prototyping high-performance and high-bandwidth application designs. The board provides a wide range of peripherals and memory interfaces to facilitate the development of Stratix V GX FPGA designs. The Altera Stratix V GX FPGA development kit provides a complete design environment that includes all the hardware and software you need to begin developing FPGA designs immediately.
|MAX® V CPLDs - Altera's MAX® V CPLDs, with its mix of low price, low power, and features, deliver the market's best value. Featuring a unique, non-volatile architecture and one of the industry's largest density CPLDs, MAX V devices provide robust features at up to 50 percent lower total power compared to competitive CPLDs. MAX V devices are ideal for general-purpose and power sensitive designs in a wide variety of market segments and applications.
|Quartus II design software
If you’re looking for a design environment that will quickly move you from concept to creation, choose Altera’s Quartus® II design software. Number one in performance and productivity for CPLD, FPGA, and HardCopy® ASIC designs, Quartus II software offers complete, automated system definition and implementation, all without requiring lower-level HDL or schematics. This capability—plus its seamless integration with leading EDA software tools and flows—will help turn your ideas into working systems in minutes.
The Qsys system integration tool in Quartus® II software saves time and effort in the FPGA design process by enabling faster system development and design reuse. Qsys automatically generates interconnect logic to connect intellectual property (IP) functions and subsystems. Qsys replaces the SOPC Builder tool for new designs.
Altera’s DSP Builder technology allows you to go from system definition/simulation using the industry-standard The MathWorks/Simulink tools to system implementation in a matter of minutes.
|The Nios® II embedded processor
When you’re poised to capture an early-to-market advantage with your novel idea, turn to Altera’s Nios II embedded processor to give you a jump on the competition. By allowing you to drag and drop the precise mix of processors and peripherals needed to build your system, the versatile 32-bit Nios II processor equips you to create an exact-fit processor system in just minutes.
Altera offers a broad portfolio of easy-to-use IP cores. These IP cores are high-quality “building blocks” that you can drop into your system designs, avoiding the time-consuming task of creating complete designs from scratch. Easy-to-use, pre-verified, and configurable, Altera® IP cores are optimized for the latest Altera devices and are fully supported in Quartus® II design software.
ModelSim is a widely-used logic simulation tool for verification and debugging of digital circuits. Altera® provides a version of ModelSim software, which includes libraries for Altera's FPGA devices. Users of the Quartus II Web Edition software should also download the ModelSim package.
Altera and our partners offer an array of feature-rich development kits, boards, and companion daughtercards to help you simplify your design process and reduce time to market. These board solutions speed system design by providing you with test and debug platforms for RTL generation, while also allowing you to start developing your application software. With refrence designs, cables, and programming hardware, these kits and daughtercards provide an ideal FPGA and CPLD design environment.
Programming hardware enables a PC to configure or program Altera® devices. Download cables are available to drive configuration or programming data using a variety of standard connections on your PC including the parallel printer port, USB port, and Ethernet network port with an RJ-45 connector.