- Purchase MAX II CPLDs and Development Kits
- Download Literature and Early Power Estimator
- FPGA Design Software and Development Tools
- Design Examples and IP Cores
- Starting Your Design
- Additional Resources
Purchase MAX® II CPLDs online from the Altera® eStore. Altera recommends the low-cost development kits shown in Table 1.
|Table 1. Development Kits|
Development Kit Name
|MAX II Development Kit||EPM1270||$150||
Altera (Buy Now)
|MAX II Micro Kit||EPM2210||$69||Terasic (Buy Now)|
Contact your local Altera sales representative for updates on MAX IIZ CPLD development kits.
Download Literature and Early Power Estimator
You can download the most commonly referenced MAX II literature or simply browse through all of the MAX II CPLD-related documents.
- MAX II Device Handbook—your comprehensive technical information guide to this device family
- MAX II PowerPlay Early Power Estimator
- MAX II CPLD-related literature
Quartus® II development software, customer acclaimed as easy to learn and even easier to use, allows you to exceed your performance goals, complete your design faster, and meet power budgets for your next-generation system designs by taking full advantage of the benefits of MAX II CPLDs.
Check out the What's New in Quartus II Software web page for the latest features and new devices supported in the Quartus II software. For details on how Quartus II software supports MAX II CPLDs in particular, see the Easiest-to-Use Design Software for CPLDs web page.
Altera and members of the Altera Megafunction Partner Program (AMPPSM ) provide intellectual property (IP) cores and reference designs you can use to accelerate your MAX II CPLD design. Commonly used with MAX II CPLDs are the PCI 32-bit master/target or PCI 32-bit target only, and the I2C master/slave intellectual property (IP) cores. With OpenCore and OpenCore Plus versions of the cores, you can evaluate the IP cores before you buy them.
- MAX and MAX II CPLD design examples
- PCI IP cores
- Frequently used reference designs:
- Browse the entire IP core library
- MAX II CPLD Design Guidelines
- Gerber Files for FineLine BGA packages
- HSPICE Models for simulation
- IBIS Models for simulation
- BSDL Files for testing
- PCB Symbols for Cadence Capture CIS
- PCB Footprint Libraries for Cadence Allegro tools
|Device Family Overview||Find the right MAX II CPLD to meet your design requirements.|
|MAX II CPLD Applications||Learn about applications such as feature-rich smart phones for which MAX II CPLDs are optimized.|
|I/O Capabilities||Find out the I/O standards and I/O performance supported by MAX II CPLDs. Learn about other I/O features that optimize ease-of-use and help system integration.|
|Literature||Review MAX II CPLD-related literature.|
|Training||Check out the Altera training classes available, online or instructor-led.|
|Download Cables||Learn the details about the serial-port, parallel-port, and USB-port cable options for programming MAX II CPLDs.|
|MAX II Webcast||See a short introduction to MAX II CPLDs.|
|Additional MAX Series Webcasts||View other MAX II CPLD-related webcasts.|
|Quartus II Software||Learn how Quartus II software supports designing with MAX II CPLDs.|
|Quartus II Web Edition Software||Download the free Quartus II Web Edition software, which supports all MAX II and MAX CPLD.|
|Learn to use Quartus II Software||Are you new to programmable logic? Never used the Quartus II software? Watch these self-paced, online demonstrations to learn how to become a programmable logic designer in about one hour.|
|IP MegaStore™||Select off-the-shelf IP core functions from Altera and Altera's partners. IP cores are optimized for Altera® devices, reducing design and test time, and can be evaluated in hardware and simulation prior to licensing.|
|Development Kit Resources|
|MAX IIZ Demonstration Board||
This battery-powered demonstration board enables you to measure the EPM240Z device's low power capability and highlight several common uses for CPLDs. There is a power consumption measurement design example included with the demonstration board CD-ROM. The board and design example allows you to take power measures (with a portable digital multi-meter) when the board is operating in four modes of system operation: high speed, low speed, standby, and off. You can probe the following four different power rails:
Contact your local Altera sales representative to request this demonstration board.
|MAX II Development Kit||This PCI edge connector kit is the best value for the money. It comes packed with features (LCD display, USB, SPI, JTAG, power meter, temperature gauge, expansion headers), two reference designs (PCI and USB), and design examples.|
|MAX II Micro Kit||The lowest priced development kit available plugs right into your computer's USB port. When you are done with your CPLD design, re-use this board as a USB-BlasterTM download cable to program Altera FPGAs.|
|MAX II Starter Kit||Another low-price development kit with many features.|
|MAX II LED Kit||See how to use MAX II CPLDs to drive LEDs.|