Altera’s serial configuration devices are the lowest cost configuration devices in the industry. Specifically engineered for maximum efficiency, they deliver an advanced feature set at a minimal cost. Altera's configuration devices are priced lower than one-time-programmable solutions while offering in-system programmable (ISP) and reprogramming capabilities, providing a significant advantage over other configuration solutions.
Using an Altera® serial configuration device is one of the simplest ways to configure Stratix®, Arria®, and Cyclone® series FPGAs. All of these Altera FPGAs can be configured by a single Altera configuration device.
Altera’s serial configuration devices are an ideal complement to Cyclone series FPGAs in addressing high-volume, price-sensitive applications. Altera’s serial configuration devices enable an FPGA and configuration device combination that provides a total system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solution at the lowest possible price point. Advanced features such as in-system programmability (ISP) and flash memory access give you maximum performance for the lowest cost and smallest area. Quartus® II design software further enhances the design experience with advanced design features.