Altera upgrades IP portfolio targeting 28-nm devices

Altera upgrades IP portfolio targeting 28-nm devices

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By eeNews Europe

During 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:

  1. 50G/100G/150G/200G Interlaken, targeting wireline applications;
  2. Serial RapidIO Gen 2 up to 6.25 Gbps per lane, targeting wireless applications;
  3. 10/100/1000 Mbps 1588 Ethernet MAC cores, enabling precise time synchronization on Ethernet networksSerialLite III;
  4. Streaming, enabling high bandwidth, low latency point-to-point serial data transfers across various transmission media.

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 a complete list of Altera’s newest IP cores visit

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