Altera Ships Stratix EP1S10, EP1S40, and EP1S80 Devices

10/22/2002 - Altera announced that three new members of its widely adopted StratixTM FPGA family, the EP1S10, EP1S80, and EP1S40 devices, have shipped to customers. Offering more memory, I/O pins and digital signal processing (DSP) capability than any competing device, the EP1S80 has 79,040 logic elements (LEs) and 7.2 Mbits of embedded RAM.

"The Stratix family offered the only product in the market that could address our needs," said Jim Stevens, vice president of EXFO Gnubi products. "The EP1S80 had the memory and programmable logic capacity to meet our needs both today and in the future, and it easily met our performance requirements for our newest multi-channel product family."

The early and flawless rollout of Stratix devices, which are currently in the hands of over one hundred and sixty customers, is attributed to the modular architecture of Stratix FPGAs, combined with the extensive functional verification of the devices before tape-out. With over 1,600 active customer engagements, Altera remains committed to the timely delivery of the latest FPGA technology.

"The pace and quality of the Stratix family rollout is setting a new bar in the industry and is a consequence of our two years of experience with all-copper process technology," said Tim Colleran, vice president of product marketing at Altera. "The yields on all the Stratix devices have been excellent, helping us meet the significant demand we're seeing for this family. The rapid rate of adoption of Stratix devices indicates that the Stratix family will be Altera's most successful FPGA family ever."

A total of four members of the Stratix family are now shipping to customers, starting with the EP1S25 devices, which begin shipping in May. Two additional devices, the EP1S20 and EP1S30 devices, are expected to ship in the next six weeks. The final two members of the Stratix family will begin shipping in 2003. As Altera's highest-density FPGA product family, the Stratix device family provides unmatched system performance and advanced features such as TriMatrixTM memory, embedded DSP blocks, full-featured phase locked loops (PLLs) for clock management, and abundant I/O interfaces.

About Stratix Devices
Stratix devices are based on a 1.5-V, 0.13-Ám, all-layer copper SRAM process, with densities ranging from 10,570 to 114,140 LEs and up to 10 Mbits of RAM. Stratix devices offer up to 28 DSP blocks with up to 224 embedded multipliers, optimized for DSP applications that require high data processing. Stratix devices support various differential I/O electrical standards such as the LVDS, LVPECL, PCML, and HyperTransportTM standards, as well as high-speed interfaces, including the UTOPIA IV, SPI-4 Phase 2, SFI-4, 10G Ethernet XSBI, RapidIOTM, HyperTransport, and other interfaces. Stratix devices also offer a complete clock management solution with its hierarchical clock structure and up to 12 phase-locked loops (PLLs).

About Altera
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the world's pioneer in system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. Combining programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property, and technical services, Altera provides high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide.

Altera, The Programmable Solutions Company, the stylized Altera logo, specific device designations, and all other words that are identified as trademarks and/or service marks are, unless noted otherwise, the trademarks and service marks of Altera Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. HyperTransport is a trademark of the HyperTransport Consortium. RapidIO is a trademark of the RapidIO Trade Association.

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