FPGA News – 2007.11.14

LonWorks Ports to Altera’s Cyclone FPGA, Nios II Embedded Processor
Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:ELON) and Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced a collaboration to extend the advantages of Echelon’s LonWorks® networks to controllers used in building, industrial, and home applications. As a result of the joint collaboration, the LonWorks communications protocol (a.k.a. ANSI/EIA709.1 and EN14908) has been ported to Altera’s Nios® II embedded processor which is implemented in a Cyclone® FPGA. This FPGA-based solution, in conjunction with Echelon’s new FTXL high-speed network transceiver, provides a quick and easy hardware interface to LonWorks control networks.

JEDEC Selects Altera for Technical Recognition Award
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced its quality and reliability department was presented with the JEDEC Technical Recognition Award. The company received this award for its ongoing contributions to help JEDEC develop and improve standards in the areas of second-level reliability, high-temperature package warpage, HBM ESD testing and marking permanency.