Like Altera's highly successful first-generation 130-nm Cyclone® FPGA family, 90-nm Cyclone II FPGAs are built from the ground up for low cost and to provide a customer-defined feature set for high-volume, cost-sensitive applications. Cyclone II FPGAs deliver high performance and low power consumption at a cost that rivals that of ASICs.
Cyclone II FPGAs are supported by the easy-to-use and free Quartus® II Web Edition design software (no license required), a broad catalog of intellectual property (IP), and hardware development kits to enable rapid development of low-cost FPGA solutions.
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.
You can use Cyclone II FPGAs alone or as a digital signal processing (DSP) solution and, when a Nios® II processor is implemented, Cyclone II FPGAs provide a cost-effective embedded processing solution. Cyclone II FPGAs provide a wide range of density, memory, embedded multiplier, and packaging options in a customer-defined FPGA feature set optimized for low-cost applications.
Cyclone II FPGAs also support a wide range of common external memory interfaces and I/O protocols common in low-cost applications. Plus, you'll find parameterizable intellectual property (IP) cores make using Cyclone II FPGA interfaces and protocols easy.
Learn more about Altera® Cyclone II FPGAs and start your next design now. The following resources are available from Altera and ecosystem partners to get you started designing with confidence.
Cyclone II devices are perfect for a wide array of high-volume end-market solutions, such as automotive, communications, consumer, video processing, and test and measurement.