Altera® design utilities (see Table 1) make designing with Cyclone™ II devices even easier.
Designers needing lower costs, more density, and functionality for high-volume applications can take advantage of more advanced device families in this series. These newer Cyclone families strengthen Altera's leadership position in solutions for high-volume, low-cost applications.
Designing with a Cyclone® III FPGA is easy. The design resources listed in Table 1 provide you with technical information to help you learn about, evaluate, and begin designing with a Cyclone III FPGA.
Table 1. Cyclone II Design Utilities
|Device Family Overview||Find the right Cyclone II device that meets your design requirements|
|Cyclone II Questions & Answers||Get answers to common questions about Cyclone II devices|
|Quartus II Web Edition Software||Download the free Quartus® II Web Edition software (supports all Cyclone II devices and no license required)|
|IP MegaStore||Select off-the-shelf megafunctions from Altera and its partners. Megafunctions are optimized for Altera devices, reducing design and test time, and can be evaluated in hardware and simulation prior to licensing.|
|Nios II Development Kit, Cyclone II Edition||Get a complete Nios® II embedded processor prototyping and development environment|
|Serial Configuration Devices||Learn about Altera's low-cost serial configuration devices, which provide fast configuration solutions for Cyclone II devices|
|DSP Builder||Learn how to link The MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink environments with Altera's industry-leading Quartus II design software|
|Memory Solutions Center||Find everything needed for designing memory interfaces with Altera FPGAs, including: technical documentation, software and tool support, characterization reports, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, demonstration boards, and simulation models|
|Reconfigurable DSP Solutions Center||See what DSP solutions are available from Altera: a broad range of support services, tools, and development platforms for implementing reconfigurable DSP designs in leading-edge FPGA devices|
|Parallel I/O Solutions Center||Read about Altera's comprehensive I/O interface solution—support for a variety of single-ended and differential I/O standards, external memory, and high-speed interfaces—including PCI Express, PCI, and PCI-X—to meet users' high-bandwidth system requirements|
|Cyclone II Signal Integrity Center||Access Cyclone II signal integrity design resources to help you develop, layout, and verify your high-speed design.|
- Certain combinations of HSMC daughtercards and host boards have been tested by Altera, others have been tested by 3rd party vendors, other combinations have not.