Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Altera Ships Fastest FPGAs with 28 Gbps Transceivers

Altera has begun sampling the first FPGA featuring 28-Gbps transceivers. The Stratix V GT devices, which are the highest bandwidth and highest performance FPGAs released to date, are optimized specifically for use in the latest generation of 40G/100G applications and beyond. The devices support backplane, optical module and chip-to-chip applications through four 28-Gbps transceivers, 32 full-duplex, 12.5-Gbps transceivers, and up to 4x72-bit DIMM DDR3 memory interfaces supporting 2133 Mbps.

The 28-Gbps transceivers featured in Stratix V GT FPGAs meet the CEI-28G specification while consuming only 200 mW per channel, dramatically reducing a system's power-per-bandwidth profile.

"By leveraging a tailored 28-nm technology approach that includes the highest performance process and most advanced transceiver technology, we enable customers like JDSU to deliver the breakthrough bandwidth they need to bring the most cutting-edge systems to market quickly and with greater confidence," said Patrick Dorsey, senior director of product marketing at Altera. http://www.altera.com http://www.altera.com/stratix5

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