San Jose, Calif., February 14, 2006—Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) today announced that its low-cost Cyclone® II FPGA family is now available in extended temperature range. The extended temperature range allows Cyclone II FPGAs to operate at a junction temperature of -40 degrees C to +125 degrees C to provide increased flexibility, time-to-market and low-cost advantages for designers of industrial, military and automotive electronics systems.
“The availability of our Cyclone II FPGAs in extended temperature range delivers the advantages of Altera’s flagship low-cost device family to engineers building temperature-sensitive applications,” said Luanne Schirrmeister, Altera’s marketing director of low-cost products. “Our complete portfolio of extended temperature products spans the breadth of density requirements from low-cost CPLDs to high-density FPGAs, making Altera the obvious choice for designers needing a complete solution for their temperature sensitive applications.”
Additionally, the combination of Cyclone II extended temperature devices and the industry-leading Nios® II processor offers an ideal embedded solution for applications with stringent temperature requirements. For example, automotive applications such as entertainment systems, navigation systems and telematics controllers can be implemented in a Cyclone II device using a Nios II processor.
Cyclone II devices supporting extended temperature range are available today for immediate shipment from distributors worldwide. Also available in extended temperature range are the MAX® CPLD series, the HardCopy® structured ASIC family and the Stratix® FPGA family. For more information about Cyclone II devices, please visit www.altera.com/cyclone2.
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the world’s pioneer in system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. Combining programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property and technical services, Altera provides high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. More information is available at www.altera.com.