Altera maintains one of the most extensive RoHS-compliant offerings in the industry, with over 1,200 products. As a preeminent supplier of environmentally friendly programmable logic solutions, Altera has shipped RoHS-compliant products since 2002.

Download Altera’s RoHS-compliant customer letter.

RoHS-Compliant Packaging

Altera’s RoHS-compliant devices comply with the maximum concentration restrictions, as required in the EU Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (“RoHS Directive”) No. 2011/65/EU, with respect to lead (Pb), mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).

All other Altera® devices, except ceramic packages, comply with the RoHS Directive No. 2011/65/EU, with respect to all substance concentration restrictions except lead (Pb). The lead contained in these devices is for soldering purposes, including ceramic packages that contain lead in the solder glass seal.

Joint Industry Guide (JIG) Level A and RoHS chemical content details are available by the package type.

In response to China's promulgation of the "Management Methods for Controlling Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products Regulation," also known as China RoHS, Altera is also providing information on controlled substances contained in our products. See the Chinese RoHS page for details.

Altera's RoHS-Compliant Product Offerings

Altera's RoHS-compliant solutions are available for the following devices:

  • Stratix® series FPGAs
  • Arria® series FPGAs
  • Cyclone® series FPGAs
  • MAX® and MAX II CPLDs
  • APEX™, ACEX®, FLEX®, and Mercury™ FPGAs
  • Configuration devices

These devices include the entire range of Altera device packages—from the 8-pin small-outline integrated circuit (SOIC) to the 1,932-ball flip-chip FineLine BGA package.

While Altera’s products have a significantly longer life cycle compared to other semiconductor devices, there are some mature products now slated for end of life that Altera will not be offering in RoHS-compliant options. For details about ordering RoHS-compliant devices, or special terms regarding devices not yet available in the RoHS-compliant option, contact your local Altera sales office.

Life Expectancy of Leaded Devices

Altera does not have any immediate plan to obsolete any leaded products with the introduction of RoHS-compliant devices. However, all devices are subject to yearly review based on usage and manufacturability.