Wireless Broadband Solutions Will Provide Cutting-Edge Flexibility, Expedited Time-To-Market
San Jose, Calif., May 24, 2005 — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR), a leading FPGA supplier to wireless product designers, today announced that it has joined the WiMAX Forum™, an industry-led, non-profit organization formed to promote and certify compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE 802.16 standard.
Ron Resnick, president of the WiMAX Forum says the organization believes the presence of the programmable logic manufacturer will contribute to the expertise present within the forum. “Altera’s membership in the WiMAX Forum brings more than 20 years of semiconductor industry experience and innovation to the organization. The WiMAX Forum seeks to establish long-term growth of wireless broadband solutions, and I am confident that Altera will contribute to that vision.”
Altera joins more than 230 industry leaders from around the world positioned to deliver WiMAX Forum Certified™ products to the market. Altera and its partners are creating solutions for the WiMAX standard in the Stratix® II, Cyclone™ II, and HardCopy® II product families, offering the widest range of solutions for high-throughput data applications from any single vendor. The Stratix II FPGA family, the industry’s highest-density and highest-performance devices, are ideal for accelerating performance and enabling new functionality in high-bandwidth systems. For high-volume WiMAX applications, Altera’s HardCopy II structured ASIC family delivers a guaranteed seamless migration to low-cost structured ASICs based upon Stratix II designs. In addition, Cyclone II FPGAs are able to provide system-level complexity at the lowest cost.
“The broadband wireless solutions offered by Altera will offer an optimal mix of processing power, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness,” said Arun Iyengar, senior director of Altera’s Wireless Business Unit. “Given the complexity of signal processing techniques required to design such technology, Altera FPGAs are the ideal hardware platform.”
For more information on Altera’s wireless solutions, please visit: www.altera.com/solutions/comm/wireless/overview/wir-index.html.
For information on accelerating WiMAX designs using Altera FPGAs, please visit: www.altera.com/literature/wp/wp_wimax.pdf.
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