An Unprecedented Combination of Low Power, High Functionality,
and Low Cost
The Cyclone® III FPGA family offers an unprecedented combination of low power, high functionality, and low cost to maximize your competitive edge. The features and architecture of the Cyclone III FPGA provide the ideal solution for your high-volume, low-power, cost-sensitive applications. To address your unique design needs, this FPGA family offers:
- Cyclone III: Lowest power, high functionality FPGA with the lowest cost
- Cyclone III LS: Lowest power FPGA with security
With up to 200K logic elements, 8 Mbits of embedded memory, and 396 embedded multipliers, Cyclone III LS devices are ideal for processing intensive low-power applications including:
Meet Your Power Goals with Ease
With 200K logic elements (LEs) and 8-Mbits of memory for less than 1/4 watt of static power consumption, this family sets the power standard. Manufactured on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) low-power (LP) process technology, these FPGAs make it easy to meet your power budgets, be it for communications equipment, handheld consumer products, or software-defined radios.
Cyclone III LS FPGAs are the first to offer a suite of security features at the silicon, software, and intellectual property (IP) level on a low power, high functionality FPGA. This suite of security features protects your IP from tampering, reverse engineering, and cloning. Additionally, these devices enable you to introduce redundancy in a single chip using design separation, which reduces the size, weight, and power of your applications.
Complete Design Resources
To assure a smooth, successful design flow, and to make it possible for you to turn your ideas into revenue quicker than ever before, Altera provides a complete Cyclone III FPGA design environment including:
- Quartus® II development software
- Library of proven IP
- Nios® II, the world's most versatile embedded processor
- Low-cost development kits
- Application-specific reference designs
Take your designs from concept through production and reap the rewards of getting to market faster. With Cyclone III FPGAs, the possibilities are unlimited.