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March 24, 2015

Altera and Eutecus Single-chip, FPGA-Based Solutions “See” and Provide Intelligent Vision for Smart Cities

Altera and strategic IP partner Eutecus announce the availability of the ReCo-Pro Multi-Channel High-Definition (HD) Video Analytics platform based on Eutecus’ MVE™ video and fusion analytics technology and Altera’s Cyclone® V SoC and Enpirion® PowerSoC devices. (more)

March 23, 2015

Compelling OTN Solutions for 200G and 400G to be Demonstrated by Altera on its Arria 10 FPGAs at OFC 2015

Altera is demonstrating at OFC 2015 two products for optical transport networks designed with Arria® 10 FPGAs: the Altera SoftSilicon® 400G Transponder/Muxponder (TPO516) and the Altera SoftSilicon single-chip 20-channel any-rate mapper (TPOC226) with segmentation and reassembly (SAR). The offerings reduce complexity for system architects designing for OTN-based transport and switching, data center interconnect, and mobile fronthaul (CPRI over OTN) solutions. Based on Altera’s 20 nm Arria 10 FPGAs – and offering a migration path to 14 nm Stratix® 10 FPGAs – SoftSilicon FPGA-based solutions provide optical equipment manufacturers with standards-based OTN solutions beyond 100 Gigabit/s (B100G). Offered as platforms featuring an FPGA with fully integrated IP, the products, which are now available for customer designs, enable equipment manufacturers to streamline their development efforts as they move towards high-capacity transport. (more)

March 16, 2015

Altera FPGAs Drive Low-Bandwidth, High-Efficiency Videoconferencing for Avaya

Altera today announced that a new Avaya Scopia videoconferencing system takes advantage of Altera’s powerful H.265 video codec solution, which is capable of handling full duplex encoding and decoding on a single FPGA, enabling best-in-class videoconferencing. The new Altera H.265 codec enables multi-channel support for today’s 1080p60 resolutions on a single, low-power chip; the device will also manage 4K video. Avaya announced the addition to its Team Engagement videoconferencing portfolio, the Avaya Scopia XT7100, which uses Altera’s H.265 solution, on March 11. (more)

March 12, 2015

OpenPOWER Summit Showcases Altera FPGA Acceleration Technology

Altera today announced its FPGA acceleration solutions are being prominently showcased throughout the OpenPOWER Summit 2015. Luminaries from industry and academia participating in the event are using the OpenPOWER Summit to "Rethink the Data Center" through panel discussions, presentations and demonstrations. Altera and its partners are showing attendees how FPGAs enable the development of highly efficient, highly differentiated data center acceleration solutions. (more)

March 11, 2015

Altera Announces 30-Amp Integrated Digital DC-DC Converter

Altera is adding a 30-amp PowerSoC DC-DC step-down converter to its growing portfolio of Enpirion power solutions for FPGAs. The 30-amp EM1130 is the first in a family of integrated digital DC-DC step-down converters that will provide power management for Altera’s Generation 10 FPGAs, specifically for Arria® 10 and Stratix® 10 FPGA core and transceiver power supply rails. The result of the successful acquisition of the Enpirion, Inc. power IC company by Altera in 2013, the EM1130 digital power management device represents a major milestone in Altera’s endeavor to bring unprecedented optimized power solutions to the programmable logic market. (more)

March 09, 2015

Altera Demonstrates its Comprehensive FPGA, SoC and Power Solutions at APEC 2015 Offering Greater Efficiencies in Electronic Design

Altera is demonstrating its portfolio of FPGA and power solutions at the Applied Power Electronics Conference, (APEC) being held at the Charlotte Convention Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from March 15 to 19. System designers can use field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and SoCs coupled with Altera Enpirion® power solutions to achieve new levels of power performance and efficiency while saving board space in their designs. In particular, the powering of industrial applications will be featured, with a focus on managing voltage modulation and quad axis power for motor control. Learn more about Altera Enpirion power solutions at and Altera industrial solutions at

March 02, 2015

Altera and China Mobile Demonstrate Virtualized C-RAN Platform for 5G at Mobile World Congress 2015

BARCELONA, Spain,  Mobile World Congress -- March 2, 2015 – At the Mobile World Congress 2015 today, Altera and China Mobile demonstrated  jointly a Centralized/Coordinated/Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) platform  targeting the next generation of virtualized 5G wireless networks. This approach will dramatically improve the user experience at the edge of cells, achieving much higher channel capacity and spectrum efficiency, reduce the network power consumption, and support flexible and agile network deployments. C-RAN has the potential to create tremendous new business models for network operators, and numerous new applications for the end users of 5G wireless networks.

February 24, 2015

Altera Ships 20 nm SoCs

Altera today strengthened its leadership position in SoC FPGA products by shipping its second-generation SoC family. Arria® 10 SoCs are the industry’s only programmable devices that combine ARM® processors with a 20 nm FPGA fabric. Arria 10 SoCs bring across-the-board improvements to enable higher performing, lower power, and more feature rich embedded systems compared to previous generation SoC FPGAs. Altera will showcase its SoC-based solutions, including the industry’s only 20 nm SoC FPGA, to attendees of Embedded World 2015 in Nurnberg, Germany. (more)

February 23, 2015

Altera FPGAs Achieve Compelling Performance-per-Watt in Cloud Data Center Acceleration Using CNN Algorithms

Altera today announced Microsoft is using Altera Arria® 10 FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays), to achieve compelling performance-per-Watt in data center acceleration based on CNN (convolutional neural network) algorithms. These algorithms are frequently used for image classification, image recognition, and natural language processing. Altera is presenting how FPGAs are accelerating data center search at two key industry events this week:  FPGA 2015 ACM/SIGDA in Monterey, California, on February 23 and the Linley Group Data Center Conference in San Jose, California, on February 25.

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