The Cyclone® FPGA series is built to meet your low-power, cost-sensitive design needs, enabling you to get to market faster. Each generation of Cyclone FPGAs solves your technical challenges of increased integration, increased performance, lower power, and faster time to market while meeting your cost-sensitive requirements.
Table 1. Cyclone Series Introduction
|Cyclone FPGA||Cyclone II FPGA||Cyclone III FPGA||Cyclone IV FPGA||Cyclone V FPGA|
|Process technology||130 nm||90 nm||65 nm||60 nm||28 nm|
|Recommended for new designs||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Cyclone V FPGAs provide the market's lowest system cost and lowest power FPGA solution for applications in the industrial, wireless, wireline, broadcast, and consumer markets. The family integrates an abundance of hard intellectual property (IP) blocks to enable you to do more with less overall system cost and design time. The SoC FPGAs in the Cyclone V family offer unique innovations such as a hard processor system (HPS) centered around the dual-core ARM® CortexTM-A9 MPCoreTM processor with a rich set of hard peripherals to reduce system power, system cost, and board size.
Cyclone IV FPGAs are the market's lowest cost, lowest power FPGAs, now with a transceiver variant. The Cyclone IV FPGA family is targeted towards high-volume, cost-sensitive applications, enabling you to meet increasing bandwidth requirements while lowering costs.
Cyclone III FPGAs offer you an unprecedented combination of low cost, high functionality, and power optimization to maximize your competitive edge. The Cyclone III FPGA family is manufactured using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) low-power process technology to deliver low power consumption at a price that rivals that of ASICs.
Cyclone II FPGAs are built from the ground up for low cost and to provide a customer-defined feature set for high-volume, cost-sensitive applications. Cyclone II FPGAs deliver high performance and low power consumption at a cost that rivals that of ASICs.
Cyclone FPGAs are the original low-cost FPGAs. For today's designs requiring advanced features and very low power, consider the higher density Cyclone IV and Cyclone III FPGAs. These newer Cyclone families will continue to provide you with industry-leading solutions for high-volume, low-cost applications.