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Altera cuts power by 50% in MAX V CPLD

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MAX V? CPLD? power? battery life?

MAX V CPLDAltera Corp. claims its MAX V device family uses half the total power compared to competing CPLDs while maintaining the instant-on, single-chip, non-volatile characteristics of the previous MAX series.

Ranging in density from 40 to 2,210 logic elements (LEs), Altera claims the MAX V CPLDs are suitable for general purpose and portable designs in a wide variety of market segments, including wireline, wireless, industrial, consumer, computer/storage, automotive, broadcast and military.

Power related advantages include extended battery life with static power down to 45?W. All members of the MAX V family are offered in a variety of low-cost, halogen-free package types (EQFP, TQFP, and MBGA) that meet environmental standards.

Key applications of the MAX V family include:

???I/O expansion!Performs I/O decoding, which increases the available I/O capability of another standard device with efficiency and at a low cost

???Interface bridging!Translates bus protocols and voltages between incompatible devices at the lowest possible cost

???Power management!Manages the power-up sequencing and monitoring of other devices on the board

???Configuration and initialization!Controls the configuration and initialization of other devices on the board

???Analog control!Controls analog standard devices (light, sound, or motion) digitally via a pulse-width modulator (PWM), without needing a digital-to-analog converter (DAC)

The MAX V device family includes seven members ranging in density from 40 to 2,210 LEs. The first two devices, the EP5M80ZE64C5N and EP5M240ZT100C5N devices, are available now, priced at $1.70 and $4.90, respectively (100-unit quantities).

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