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April 23, 2014

Altera Achieves Industry Milestone: Demonstrates FPGA Technology Based on Intel 14 nm Tri-Gate Process

Altera today announced the demonstration of its FPGA technology based on Intel’s 14 nm Tri-Gate process. The 14 nm-based FPGA test chips incorporate key intellectual property (IP) components – transceivers, mixed-signal IP and digital logic – used in Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs. Altera and Intel collaborated on the development of the industry’s first FPGA-based devices leveraging Intel’s world-class process technology and Altera’s industry-leading programmable logic technology.

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April 22, 2014

Altera Changes the Game for Floating Point DSP in FPGAs

Altera today changed the game as it relates to floating-point DSP performance in an FPGA. Altera is the first programmable logic company to integrate hardened IEEE 754-compliant, floating-point operators in an FPGA, delivering unparalleled levels of DSP performance, designer productivity and logic efficiency. The hardened floating point DSP blocks are integrated in Altera’s 20 nm Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs as well as 14 nm Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs. Integrated hardened floating-point DSP blocks, combined with an advanced high-level tool flow, enable customers to use Altera’s FPGAs and SoCs to address an expanding range of computationally intensive applications, such as high-performance computing (HPC), radar, scientific and medical imaging.
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April 21, 2014

Altera and TSMC Collaborate to Bring Advanced Packaging Technology to Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs

Altera Corporation and TSMC today announced the two companies have worked together to bring TSMC’s patented, fine-pitch copper bump-basedpackaging technology to Altera’s 20 nm Arria®10 FPGAs and SoCs. Altera is the first company to adopt this technology in commercial production to deliver improved quality, reliability and performance to Altera’s 20 nm device family.
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April 07, 2014

Altera Announces High-Efficiency Power Conversion Solution for High-Performance FPGAs

Altera Corporation today announced the availability of a new power conversion solution that makes it easy for board developers to design point-of-load power solutions and achieve the highest FPGA performance at the lowest system power. The new power conversion solution, a monolithic 40A driver plus synchronous MOSFET powertrain, is optimized to meet the core requirements of Altera’s high-performance Stratix® V, Arria® 10, and Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs. It offers systems designers the high-density, high-efficiency power conversion they require when integrating high-performance FPGAs into their system. (more)

April 07, 2014

Harmonic Chooses Altera Solution for H.265 4Kp60 Video Encoding

Altera Corporation today announced that Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, has chosen Altera’s new 4Kp60-capable H.265 enhanced motion estimation engine (EME), a server co-processing solution based on the company’s Stratix® V FPGAs to dramatically improve efficiency and performance of Harmonic’s PURE Compression Engine for the delivery of 4Kp60 content. Altera’s Stratix V FPGAs, optimized with IP from Altera and its partners, enable Harmonic’s market-leading encoding technology to deliver 4Kp60 real-time performance, while requiring substantially less power, rack space and CPU processing power than other solutions prevalent in the industry today. Altera’s EME saves precious CPU cycles by offloading Server-class CPUs, reserving more processing power to deliver industry-leading efficiency and video quality today, with spare capacity for even more improvements tomorrow.   (more)

April 02, 2014

Altera Wins Prestigious 2014 EE Times and EDN ACE Awards

Altera took home two ACE awards from the EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ceremony held at the EE Live! Conference in San Jose on April 1, 2014. Altera took top honors for Design Team of the Year and Ultimate Product - Software. Altera received the prestigious awards in recognition of the technological innovations the company has brought to market in the past year. (more)

March 31, 2014

Altera Demonstrates New 4K Broadcast Connectivity and Encoding Solutions at NAB 2014

Altera Corporation today announced it will be demonstrating its broadcast solutions at NAB from April 7 to 10, 2014, in the Altera booth (SU11110) showing attendees how to more effectively design high-end video cameras, encoders and other products that manage connectivity, compression and encoding applications for 4K video. The demonstrations are based on Altera’s current high-end 28 nm Arria®V, Stratix®V, and its cost-effective Cyclone V FPGA families with a path to migrate to Altera’s 20 nm Arria 10, and Stratix 14 nm 10 FPGAs and SoCs.
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March 26, 2014

Altera and Intel Extend Manufacturing Partnership to Include Development of Multi-Die Devices

Altera and Intel announce their collaboration on the development of multi-die devices that leverage Intel’s world-class package and assembly capabilities and Altera’s leading-edge programmable logic technology. The collaboration is an extension of the foundry relationship between Altera and Intel, in which Intel is manufacturing Altera’s Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs using the 14 nm Tri-Gate process. (more)

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