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Altera, power tool vendors offer solutions for Stratix II FPGAs

Posted: 10 Dec 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:altera? bellnix? linear technology? national semiconductor? texas instruments?

Altera Corp. and power management vendors Bellnix Co. Ltd, Linear Technology, National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments Inc. and volterra semiconductor Corp. have announced the availability of a complete power management solution for customers using Altera fpgas. The collaboration, including the introduction of new powerplay technology in Quartus II software version 4.2, is anticipated to help customers manage power consumption while optimizing the performance of their Stratix II designs.

"Bellnix has developed power supply solutions to optimize the performance of Altera's 90nm Stratix II FPGAs," said Shotaro Suzuki, president of Bellnix. "Using Bellnix's dc/dc converter BSV-H series, customers can expect stability and power characteristics for Stratix II FPGAs," Suzuki added.

According to Todd Reimund, Linear's director of marketing, "Linear Technology offers compact solutions for powering all Altera FPGAs and CPLDs. Our solutions optimize Stratix II performance and simplify the power design by providing excellent transient response and precision low voltage regulation."

"National Semiconductor has developed power management products and design tools to address the challenge of moving to 90nm devices," said Jeff Bessa, Americas marketing director for National Semiconductor. "We have worked with Altera to build reference designs, develop design tools and co-define new power management products that are optimized for use with Altera's newest FPGAs. This allows our customers to implement complete power solutions with minimal effort," Bessa concluded.

"TI leverages its comprehensive set of power management products and technical support to address every power management design requirement of tomorrow's FPGA-based applications," said Greg Waterfall, director of product development for TI's power management products. "Customers using our library of reference designs can benefit from simplified power design when implementing Altera's Stratix II FPGAs," Waterfall added.

William Numann, VP of marketing for Volterra, commented, "Volterra is pleased to offer a series of high frequency, integrated step-down switching regulators that are ideal for powering Altera's Stratix II FPGAs. Our ultra-small, highly efficient reference designs were chosen by Altera to provide their customers with an off-the-shelf solution that meets the challenging requirements of powering the Stratix II devices."

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