Altera Completes Latest Upgrade to IP Portfolio Targeting 28 nm Devices

   Altera Completes Latest Upgrade to IP Portfolio Targeting 28 nm Devices

Expanded Portfolio of IP Cores Enhanced with 15 Percent Timing Margin for
Faster Design Integration

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Altera Corporation (Nasdaq:
ALTR) today announced it has completed the latest upgrade to its portfolio of
IP cores targeting 28 nm FPGAs and SoCs. Over the past year, Altera has
released more than 15 new protocol interface IP cores that target a broad
range of applications and markets. In addition, the IP cores in Altera's
expanded IP portfolio have been upgraded to deliver 15 percent timing margin
for faster timing closure, which allow customers to quickly integrate multiple
IP cores into their designs and get to market faster.


Altera offers a comprehensive portfolio of internally developed IP cores and
strategic partner IP cores that support the company's FPGA and SoC product
lines. The portfolio of IP cores contains popular external memory protocols,
protocol interface IP, and video and image processing IP. Some of the most
recent protocol interface cores released include:

  o50G/100G/150G/200G Interlaken, targeting wireline applications
  oSerial RapidIO® Gen 2 up to 6.25 Gbps per lane, targeting wireless
  o10/100/1000 Mbps 1588 Ethernet MAC cores, enabling precise time
    synchronization on Ethernet networks
  oSerialLite III Streaming, enabling high bandwidth, low latency
    point-to-point serial data transfers across various transmission media

For a complete list of Altera's newest IP cores visit

"We continue to invest in high-performance IP cores that meet our customers'
system requirements," said Alex Grbic, director of software, DSP and IP
marketing at Altera. "By offering a wide variety of IP cores that are easy to
integrate into designs, we provide our customers with instant support of
standard technologies so they can spend valuable engineering resources on
parts of the design that make their products successful."

Heitec AG, an engineering and design services firm, recently completed a
customer's project using Arria V GZ and Stratix V GX FPGAs for the development
of a high-resolution image processing application which requires the use of
multiple Altera IP cores. Stefan Purr, Project Manager Electronic System
Design at Heitec AG commented, "We were on a tight deadline with our latest
project that required the use of multiple FPGAs and IP cores in the design,
including DDR3, PCI Express, SerialLite III Streaming, and DisplayPort. The IP
solutions offered by Altera saved us a month of FPGA design and integration
time, which resulted in a significant development savings for the FPGA portion
of the design. In addition to the time and cost savings, the Altera IPs
allowed us to concentrate on our own user-specific design blocks to provide
the additional differentiation we needed to win the design."

Easy Evaluation of Altera IP Cores with OpenCore Plus
Altera offers a no-hassle IP evaluation process with all its IP cores through
its OpenCore Plus feature. The feature allows customers to evaluate and
hardware test different IP cores without purchasing a license. This feature
provides a high degree of confidence to engineers and their management staff
to ensure their 1st time project success.

IP Core Availability
All Altera IP cores supporting 28 nm devices are available now. Customers can
access all IP cores through Altera's latest Quartus II software release
version 13.0. For further questions or licensing information, please contact
your local Altera sales representative or email
Additional information and a peek into Altera's IP portfolio offering can be
found at

About Altera
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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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Steve Gabriel
Altera Corporation
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