Altera's MAX® 3000A CPLDs are ideal for high-volume, cost-sensitive applications and, along with other Altera® MAX devices, are leaders among CPLDs. Follow the links in Table 1 to find out more about the system features of MAX 3000A devices.
|Table 1. MAX 3000A Features at a Glance|
|In-System Programmability (ISP)||Full support|
|Jam™ Standard Test and Programming Language (STAPL)||Full support|
|IEEE 1532 Hardware Programming Standard||Full support|
|Hot-Socketing & Power Sequencing||Full support|
|Programmable Power-Saving Mode||Full support|
|PCI Compatibility||Full support|
|Fastest Propagation Delays||4.5 ns|
|Density Range||32 to 512 macrocells|
|Packages Available||PLCC ( 1 ), TQFP ( 2 ), PQFP ( 3 ) & 1.0-mm pitch BGA ( 4 )|
|Easy-to-Use Design Software||Quartus® II Web Edition & MAX+PLUS® II BASELINE|
|Programming Cables Supported||ByteBlasterMV™, ByteBlaster™ II & MasterBlaster™|
|Core Voltage||3.3 V|
|MultiVolt™ I/O Operation||5.0, 3.3 & 2.5 V|
Notes to Table 1:
- PLCC = Plastic J-lead chip carrier
- TQFP = Thin quad flat pack
- PQFP = Plastic quad flat pack
- BGA = Ball-grid array
MAX 3000A devices support ISP and Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC)-approved Jam STAPL through the built-in IEEE 1149.1 Joint Test Action Group (JTAG) interface. ISP enables in-field upgrades and reduces the need for expensive hardware reworking. Jam STAPL complements ISP by providing a software-level standard for in-system programming. MAX 3000A devices provide a built-in JTAG boundary-scan test circuitry, and can be programmed using in-circuit testers, embedded processors, and programming hardware from Altera or third-party vendors. Table 2 shows the device programming options for MAX 3000 devices.
|Table 2. Device Programming Options for MAX 3000 Devices|
|Mount Unprogrammed||Program In-System||Reprogram in the Field|
For information on Altera's ISP support, go to the Altera® Support for In-System Programmability page.
MAX 3000A devices are compliant to the IEEE 1532 hardware-programming standard. The IEEE 1532 standard enables concurrent in-system programming of multiple devices in minimum time, and addresses both silicon and software issues to create a homogeneous ISP environment.
MAX 3000A devices can tolerate any possible power-up sequence. The VCCIO and VCCINT power planes can be powered in any order. Signals can be driven into MAX 3000A devices before and during power-up without damaging the devices.
For detailed information on the hot socketing feature, go to the On-Chip Hot Socketing & Power Sequencing in Altera Devices page.
MAX 3000A devices offer a programmable power-saving mode that provides programmable speed and power optimization. Most logic applications require only a small fraction of all gates to operate at maximum frequency. Designers using MAX 3000 devices can configure one or more macrocells to operate at 50% or lower power, while adding only a nominal timing delay. With this power-saving feature, only the speed-critical portions of a design run at high speed or full power, while the remaining portions run at reduced speed or low power.
PCI local bus standards serve the standard interface in embedded systems as well as in desktop computers. PCI-compatible devices are found in many applications, such as network adapters, system area networks, embedded controllers, graphic accelerator boards, and servers. Altera's MAX 3000A devices are PCI-compatible and can integrate these high-performance PCI applications. Refer to the MAX 3000A device family data sheets for specific information on PCI compatibility.
Because Altera CPLD devices support a wide range of operating temperatures, they are ideal for many applications. All MAX 3000A CPLDs are available in the commercial temperature range of 0°C to +70°C (ambient) and the industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (ambient).