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Altera

Altera Corporation is the pioneer of programmable logic solutions, enabling system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate, and win in their markets. After inventing the technology in 1983, Altera continues to be at the forefront of programmable logic innovation. Today, Altera offers FPGAs, CPLDs, and structured ASICs in combination with software tools, intellectual property, and customer support to provide high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. With annual revenues in 2006 of US$1.29 billion, Altera is headquartered in San Jose, California, and employs approximately 2,600 people in 19 countries.

Forging the next evolution in electronic design, Altera® reprogrammable solutions deliver fast time to market and an advantage over costly, high-risk ASIC development and inflexible ASSPs and digital signal processors. Altera offers value to a much broader market than was previously addressed by programmable logic products.

Searching for Altera Devices: Below is a list of the Altera parts and examples of the part number format.

Altera Part Number Sample (i.e. EP1SGX10C, EP1SGX10CF672C7N)

Altera Part Numbers

Altera Devices
Cyclone II

MAX II

ACEX ® 1K Cyclone III MAX IIG
APEX™ 20K Excalibur™ MAX IIZ
APEX 20KC FLEX® Mercury™
APEX 20KE HardCopy® Stratix® Stratix
APEX II HardCopy II Stratix II
Classic™ HardCopy III Stratix III (E and L)
Configuration HardCopy IV (E and GX) Stratix IV (E and GX)
Cyclone® MAX® Stratix GX
    Stratix II GX

Altera Part Number Prefix

Device Family

EP1K ACEX
EP20K APEX 20K
EPC Configuration
EPF FLEX
EPM MAX
EPxxx Classic
EP1C Cyclone
EP1M Mercury
EP1S Stratix
EP1SGX Stratix GX
EP20KxxxC APEX 20KC
EP2A APEX II
EP2C Cyclone II
EP2S Stratix II
EP2SGX Stratix II GX (Transceiver-Based)
EP3C Cyclone III
EP3SL Stratix III L (Logic Enhanced)
EP3SE Stratix III E (DSP/Memory Enhanced)
EP4SE Stratix IV E (Enhanced)
EP4SGX Stratix IV GX (Transceiver-Based)
EPM MAX II
EPXA MAX IIG (Lower Power)
MAX IIZ (Zero Power)
Excalibur