MorethanIP Delivers a Complete Library of IP Cores for Altera Stratix GX Devices

11/8/2002 - Altera customers now have access to MorethanIP's extensive portfolio of 10-Gigabit Ethernet intellectual property (IP) cores. Optimized for Altera's recently announced StratixTM GX device family, the cores give designers an ideal solution for a range of 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications such as LAN PHY and WAN PHY.

"Through working with Altera during the Stratix GX device functional development, we were able to architect a library of transciever cores around the unique silicon attributes of the family," said Francois Balay, CEO of MorethanIP. "These cores are optimized to leverage Stratix GX silicon features including rate-matching, equalization, and the quad-structure of the Stratix GX 3.125-Gbps transceiver."

The Stratix GX device family was designed for easy implementation of the XAUI protocol to help designers meet the challenges posed by high-speed 10-Gbps applications now moving into wide deployment.

"MorethanIP's 10-Gigabit cores are uniquely optimized to leverage the XAUI functionality built into the Stratix GX transceiver," said Craig Lytle, vice president of Altera's intellectual property business unit. "Collaboration early in the silicon development process and during silicon checkout ensures success with these cores."

About MorethanIP's 10-Gigabit Ethernet IP
MorethanIP 10-Gigabit Ethernet cores provide a complete solution meeting designer requirements for efficient solution design. The IP cores are available on Altera Stratix and APEXTM II devices and have been implemented in multiple customer designs. MorethanIP's 10-Gigabit Ethernet IP core library includes:

Pricing and Availability
These cores are available now from MorethanIP. Altera's Stratix GX optimized netlist starts at $30,000 for the 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC core.

About Stratix GX FPGAs
The Stratix GX family is Altera's second-generation embedded transceiver family based on a 0.13-Ám process technology with 1.5-V core voltage. Stratix GX devices have up to 20 embedded 3.125-Gbps transceivers and up to 45 differential I/O pins with dedicated dynamic phase alignment (DPA) capability supporting up to 1 Gbps source-synchronous data transfers. Stratix GX devices also offer up to 41,250 logic elements (LEs), 3.27 Mbits of TriMatrixTM memory, 14 DSP blocks, eight phase locked loops (PLLs), TerminatorTM technology for impedance matching and signal integrity, and advanced I/O buffers capable of interfacing with high-speed memory devices such as DDR SDRAM, QDR SRAM, QDR II SRAM, ZBT SRAM, DDR FCRAM, and SDR SRAM devices.

About MorethanIP
MorethanIP was founded 1999 as a GmbH (Ltd.) in Munich, Germany and is an IP and design house concentrating on high-speed communications and DSP technologies. This includes design specification and implementation of standard products, system architectures, and customer-specific solutions. For more information on the company and its products, please email

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.

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