Date:30th Nov 2011
Altera started shipping its 28-nm Arria
V FPGA chips
Altera has announced it has started shipping its 28-nm
Arria V FPGA devices. The Arria V feature densities up to
503K logic elements (LEs), transceivers that operate up
to 10.3125 Gbps, and an optional embedded dual-core ARM
Cortex -A9 MPCore processor. This family is optimized to
consume 100mW of power at 10.3125-Gbps data rates The Arria
V family is developed on TSMC's 28-nm Low-Power (28LP) process.
"The Arria V architecture, IP and development tools
combined with TSMC's 28LP process enable our customers to
achieve an optimized balance of cost, power, and performance,"
said Patrick Dorsey, senior director of product marketing
at Altera. "Our investment in tailoring the family
to meet the unique requirements of wireless, broadband and
military applications will ensure customers achieve the
best performance per watt for their applications."
Arria V family available in 4 variants is optimized for
applications such as remote radio units, in-studio mixers,
and 10G/40G linecards.