Altera Ships 40nm Arria II GX EP2AGX45 and EP2AGX65 FPGA Devices

The first members of Altera’s 40nm Arria II GX FPGA family is now shipping in volume production. The Arria II GX FPGAs now shipping in production include the EP2AGX45 and the EP2AGX65, featuring 45K logic elements (LEs) and 65K LEs, respectively. The Arria II GX device family is a low-power, low-cost and high-performance FPGA solution specifically targeting 3-Gbps transceiver applications.

The Altera Arria II GX EP2AGX45 and EP2AGX65 FPGAs feature 45K logic elements (LEs) and 65K LEs, respectively. The devices provide excellent system bandwidth and power efficiency for developers of cost- and power-sensitive applications including access equipment, remote radio head, HD video cameras and military security equipment. The eight embedded transceivers offered in the EP2AGX45 and EP2AGX65 operate at data rates up to 3.75 Gbps. Arria II GX FPGAs support several key industry standard serial protocols such as PCI Express (PCIe), Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), CPRI, GPON, XAUI and triple-speed SDI.

Arria II GX FPGAs are the latest members of Altera’s 40nm FPGA portfolio to ship in production. Altera expects its entire family of Arria II GX FPGAs to be in full production by the end of the first quarter of 2010. Arria II GX FPGAs are ideal for high-volume applications in the broadcast, military, wireless and wireline markets.

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