Whether designing for communications, consumer, computing, or industrial applications, MAX® II CPLDs offer low power and low prices, making them the ideal solution for complex control applications.

As shown in Table 1, common control path functions can be divided into four main categories: interface bridging, I/O expansion, system configuration, and power-up sequencing.

Table 1. MAX II CPLD Applications

Application

Description

Interface Bridging

Translate bus protocols and voltages between incompatible devices at the lowest possible cost.

I/O Expansion

Perform I/O decoding, increasing the available I/O on a ASSP or microcontroller easily and at a low cost.

System Configuration and Initialization

Control the configuration or initialization of volatile devices.

Power-Up Sequencing

Manage the correct power-up sequencing for other devices on the board.