San Jose, Calif., March 16, 2009—Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced availability of its Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone® III FPGA Edition, a comprehensive platform that accelerates the prototyping and development of FPGA-based embedded systems. This multi-board development kit features a Cyclone III EP3C120 device, the industry's highest density, low-cost FPGA currently shipping and combines a robust set of on-board memories, I/O interfaces, peripherals and pre-built reference designs. With the recent release of Wind River Linux support for Altera's Nios® II soft processor, designers can use this hardware platform as a basis for developing embedded Linux designs.
Altera's Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III FPGA Edition contains a selection of pre-built processor systems, intellectual property (IP), operating systems and software applications. Users create their FPGA-based embedded system by selecting from a multitude of on-board example processor systems, demonstration designs and reference designs.
The Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III Edition is a three-board solution that includes a Cyclone III FPGA development board, featuring two high-speed mezzanine connectors (HSMCs), an LCD multimedia HSMC board and a multipurpose HSMC card. The Cyclone III FPGA development board features an EP3C120F780 FPGA, 256 Mbytes of dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM with ECC, 8 Mbytes of pseudo SRAM, 64 Mbytes of flash and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet communication port. The development kit includes Altera's complete design suite DVD featuring the Quartus® II Web Edition design software, ModelSim®-Altera® Starter Edition, the Nios II embedded design suite and Altera's MegaCore® IP library.
Pricing and Availability
The Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III FPGA Edition is available now through Altera’s online store at www.altera.com/esdk. Pricing for the development kit is $1,995. To see Altera’s complete portfolio of development kits, visit www.altera.com/devkits.
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