Altera offers a unique combination of automotive-grade devices, solutions, and development kits. Our automotive-grade devices feature junction temperature range support from -40ºC to +125ºC (up to +130ºC for MAX® 7000AE CPLDs) with TAMBIENT = 125ºC (or more) available on selected devices.
These devices meet or exceed ISO 9001:2001 and AEC-Q100 standards. All our automotive-grade devices are manufactured at fully TS-16949-registered/certified sites and support Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) documentation.
Altera’s automotive-grade devices are manufactured using some of the programmable logic industry’s smallest, highest reliability, and mainstream semiconductor fabrication processes [0.18 µm, non-volatile CMOS flash (MAX V CPLDs) and 28 nm LP CMOS SRAM (Cyclone® V FPGAs)]. Automotive OEMs benefit from advanced fabrication processes as smaller die sizes mean higher reliability and lower costs.
Altera is the only programmable logic supplier offering automotive-grade devices in the CPLD, FPGA, SoC, and ASIC semiconductor IC categories (see Table 1). These devices are perfectly suited for high-temperature environments such as automotive driver assist, infotainment, and e-vehicle.
Table 1. Altera’s Automotive-Grade Product Families
|IC, SoC||Cyclone V SoC||Low-cost, low-power, user-customizable ARM-based SoC FPGAs|
|IC, FPGA||Cyclone V||Low-cost, low-power, feature-rich 28 nm LP FPGAs|
|IC, FPGA||Cyclone IV||Low-cost, low-power, feature-rich 60 nm LP FPGAs (1.2 V)|
|IC, CPLD||MAX V||High-density, low-power glue logic CPLDs (1.8 V)|
|IC, CPLD||MAX II||High-density, low-power glue logic CPLDs (3.3 V, 2.5 V)|
|IC, ASIC||HardCopy®||Low-cost, multi-million-gate ASICs. Benefit from unique combination of FPGA prototyping and optional migration to automotive-grade ASIC|
|Volume Production Support for Legacy Device Families|
|IC, FPGA||Cyclone III||Low-cost, feature-rich 65 nm FPGAs|
|IC, FPGA||Cyclone II||Low-cost, feature-rich 90 nm FPGAs|
|IC, FPGA||Cyclone||Low-cost, glue logic 130 nm FPGAs|
|IC, CPLD||MAX 7000AE||High-performance, glue logic CPLDs (5.0 V I/O compatible)|
As automotive electronics continue to rapidly add more functionality and features, Altera's FPGAs, SoC FPGAs, CPLDs, and HardCopy ASICs offer many benefits over other ASSP or ASIC solutions:
- Lower overall development costs
- Shorter development times
- The ability to leverage a single chip solution over a wide range of product offerings
- Lower obsolescence risk