San Jose, Calif., October 19, 2009—Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced availability of the Cyclone® III LS FPGA Development Kit. The kit features hardware and software solutions that allow customers to prototype and test designs for Altera's Cyclone III LS FPGAs, the lowest power FPGAs at less than 0.25W of static power for 200K logic elements (LEs). Customers can take advantage of the redundancy and information security features of the Cyclone III LS FPGA for a number of military and industrial applications where security is paramount.
The Cyclone III LS FPGA Development Kit offers access to selected security features of the device. The anti-tamper design example included in the kit uses an external Altera® MAX® II CPLD as a configuration manager that accesses the passive and active security features. Program file encryption and JTAG port protection provide a passive layer of resistance against theft of confidential design files, while the CRC error detection feature and an internal oscillator help designers create an application to actively monitor design tampering while in operation.
"The Cyclone III LS FPGA Development Kit allows customers to dive deeper into our Cyclone III LS device, which was introduced as a solution for low-power designs requiring protection against IP theft and counterfeiting," said Luanne Schirrmeister, senior director of component product marketing at Altera Corporation. "With this kit, military and industrial customers can innovate with confidence knowing their designs are secure with anti-tamper, design-security, and design-separation features in the Cyclone III LS FPGA."
The Cyclone III LS Development Kit provides customers with ample resources for video, data, and image processing. The Cyclone III LS FPGA (EP3CLS200) has 8 Mbits of embedded memory, 396 embedded multipliers and 200K LEs at less than 0.25 W of static power. The development kit comes complete with a Cyclone III LS EP3CLS200F780C7N FPGA-based development board, a one-year license for Quartus® II Design Software, Development Kit Edition, and access to Altera's MegaCore® IP Library including the Nios® II Embedded Design Suite.
Pricing and Availability
The Cyclone III LS Development Kit is available and priced at $3,495. To learn more about this kit, or to purchase, visit /products/devkits/altera/kit-cyc3-ls.html. For more information on Cyclone III LS FPGAs, contact your local Altera sales representative or visit www.altera.com/pr2/cyclone3/20091019.
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