Gidel Introduces Rapid-Prototyping Board for Altera Stratix FPGA

2/27/2003 - Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Gidel, an Altera Consultants Alliance Program (ACAP®) member, announced the immediate availability of a rapid prototyping board for customers designing system-level applications with Stratix FPGAs. Available with a StratixTM EP1S80 device, Gidel's PROC1S Stratix 80 board allows customers to begin rapid prototyping and real-time emulation of their high-bandwidth, high-density applications such as digital signal processing (DSP), imaging, machine vision, video processing, aerospace, and military systems.

"With the PROC1S Stratix 80 board, Gidel continues to be at the leading-edge of FPGA technology," said Reuven Weintraub, president and CEO of Gidel. "We are among the first Altera ACAP partners to make this advanced FPGA technology available to customers today."

"Altera has worked with Gidel for many years developing and marketing high-performance development boards. The latest offering from Gidel, the PROC1S Stratix 80 board, represents significant progress in complete, high performance, re-configurable system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions," said Mike Phipps, senior marketing manager of Altera's development kit program. "We are confident that this development kit will support engineers with even the most stringent design requirements."

PROC1S Development Boards
The easily reconfigured PROC1S boards are a popular universal prototyping platform for FPGA/IP evaluation, system hardware acceleration, and ASIC verification and emulation. Gidel's PROC1S board series can be used as a standalone unit or as a user daughter board for a target system. Users can rapidly implement designs minimizing time-to-market when developing with Gidel's FPGA boards and developers' kits.

Pricing and Availability
Gidel's PROC1S Stratix 80 board (ordering code: PROC1S80) is priced at $5,845 and available for order now from Gidel. More information about this product can be obtained on Gidel's web site at

About Stratix Devices
Stratix devices are based on a 1.5-V, 0.13-micron, all-layer copper SRAM process, with densities ranging from 10,570 to 114,140 logic elements (LEs) and up to 10 Mbits of RAM. 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. More technical information about the Stratix device family is available at

About Gidel
GIDEL,, founded in 1993, provides a wide range of FPGA boards, optimized for cost/performance, and development tools to the system's market and to ASIC/FPGA designers. As a high-end system design company, Gidel created powerful tools that became the foundation for today's universal development platforms. GIDEL's re-configurable FPGA boards and tools enable designers to cut time and ramp production quickly. GIDEL products are used for rapid prototyping, simulation acceleration, real-time emulation, ASIC verification, and system development. Gidel is headquartered in Ein Ayyala, Israel, with a sales office in the US and has distributors and sales representatives in the US, Europe, Asia.

About Altera
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the world's pioneer of 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. More information is available at

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. PROC1S and other Gidel products are trademarks of Gidel Ltd. HyperTransport is a trademark of the HyperTransport Consortium. RapidIO is a trademark of the RapidIO Trade Association.

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