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Altera Announces Breakthrough Advantages with Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs



  Altera Announces Breakthrough Advantages with Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs

- Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs leverage Intel's 14 nm Tri-Gate process and an
enhanced architecture to deliver core performance two times higher than
current high-end FPGAs, while enabling up to 70 percent power savings

- Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs reinvent the midrange by simultaneously surpassing
high-end FPGAs in performance while delivering 40 percent lower power than
today's midrange devices

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:
ALTR) today introduced its Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs, offering system
developers breakthrough levels of performance and power efficiencies.
Generation 10 devices are optimized based on process technology and
architecture to deliver the industry's highest performance and highest levels
of system integration at the lowest power. Initial Generation 10 families
include Arria® 10 and Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs with embedded processors.
Generation 10 devices leverage the most advanced process technologies in the
industry, including Intel's 14-nm Tri-Gate process and TSMC's 20 nm process.
Early access customers are currently using the Quartus® II software for
Generation 10 product development.

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"Our Generation 10 products will strengthen the penetration of programmable
logic into new markets and applications and further accelerate the
implementation of FPGAs into systems traditionally served by ASSPs and ASICs,"
said Patrick Dorsey, senior director of product marketing at Altera. "The
optimizations we made in our Generation 10 devices allow customers to develop
highly customized solutions that dramatically increase system performance and
system integration while lowering operating expenses."

Delivering the Unimaginable with Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs
Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs are designed to enable the most advanced, highest
performance applications in the communications, military, broadcast and
compute and storage markets, while slashing system power. Leveraging Intel's
14 nm Tri-Gate process and an enhanced high-performance architecture, Stratix
10 FPGAs and SoCs have an operating frequency over one gigahertz, 2X the core
performance of current high-end 28 nm FPGAs. For high-performance systems that
have the most strict power budgets, Stratix 10 devices allow customers to
achieve up to a 70 percent reduction in power consumption at performance
levels equivalent to the previous generation.

Altera is announcing the technology details of Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs today
as part of the Generation 10 portfolio introduction, and will disclose more
details on the product at a later date. Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs provide the
industry's highest performance and highest levels of system integration,
including:

  o More than four million logic elements (LEs) on a single die
  o 56-Gbps transceivers
  o More than 10-TeraFLOPs single-precision digital signal processing
  o A third-generation ultra-high-performance processor system
  o Multi-die 3D solutions capable of integrating SRAM, DRAM and ASICs

Reinventing the Midrange with Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs
Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs are the first device families to roll out as part of
the Generation 10 portfolio. The device family sets a new bar for midrange
programmable devices, delivering both the performance and capabilities of
current high-end FPGAs at the lowest midrange power. Leveraging an enhanced
architecture that is optimized for TSMC's 20 nm process, Arria 10 FPGAs and
SoCs deliver higher performance at up to 40 percent lower power compared to
the previous device family.

Arria 10 devices offer more features and capabilities than today's current
high-end FPGAs, at 15 percent higher performance. Reflecting the trend toward
silicon convergence, Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs offer the highest degree of
system integration available in midrange devices, including 1.15 million LEs,
integrated hard intellectual property and a second-generation processor system
that features a 1.5 GHz dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor. Arria 10 FPGAs
and SoCs also provide 4X greater bandwidth compared to the current generation,
including 28-Gbps transceivers, and 3X higher system performance, including
2666 Mbps DDR4 support and up to 15-Gbps Hybrid Memory Cube support.

Development Suite Delivers Breakthrough Productivity to Generation 10
Generation 10 devices are supported by Altera's Quartus II development
software and tools for higher level design flows that include a software
development kit for OpenCL™, a SoC Embedded Design Suite and DSP Builder tool.
This leading-edge development tool suite enables design teams to maximize
productivity while making it easier for new design teams to adopt Generation
10 FPGAs and SoCs in their next-generation systems. The Quartus II software
will continue to deliver the industry's fastest compile times by providing
Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs an 8X improvement in compile times versus the
previous generation. The substantial reduction in compile times is the result
of leading-edge software algorithms that take advantage of modern multi-core
computing technologies.

Availability
Early access customers are currently using the Quartus II software for
development of Arria 10 FPGA and SoCs. Initial samples of Arria 10 devices
will be available in early 2014. Altera will have 14 nm Stratix 10 FPGA test
chips in 2013 and Quartus II software support for Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs in
2014. For more information, visit www.altera.com/gen10, or contact your local
Altera sales representative.

About Altera
Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to
rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets.
Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such
as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.
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Editorial Contact:
Steve Gabriel
Altera Corporation
(408) 544-6846
newsroom@altera.com

SOURCE Altera Corporation

Website: http://www.altera.com
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