CPLDs, Altera, MAX II
Altera Maximizes Its CPLDs by Enhancing the MAX II Family
News Release from:
12 October 2009
Altera has announced it is enhancing its MAX II CPLD family by offering industrial-grade temperature ranges and lowering the power of its MAX IIZ devices. The MAX IIZ CPLDs' combination of density, I/O, and small package size, now with 55 percent lower static power, make them an ideal fit for cost- and power-sensitive applications. These new capabilities open MAX IIZ CPLDs to a broader range of markets such as industrial, computer and office automation, medical, and consumer applications.
When Altera first introduced the MAX IIZ CPLD to the market, it was designed primarily for portable, handheld devices. said Luanne Schirrmeister, senior director of component product marketing at Altera Corporation. By offering MAX IIZ CPLDs in industrial-grade temperature ranges and at lower power than before, Altera is enabling designers to lower their power consumption and reduce board space, thus lowering costs in applications that were never previously considered for MAX IIZ devices.