Start Coding, Floor Planning, and Estimating Power with Cyclone III Devices Today!
Quartus® development software is customer acclaimed as easy to learn and even easier to use. Use Quartus II software to take full advantage of Cyclone III FPGA benefits, and exceed your performance goals, complete your design faster, and meet power budgets for your next-generation system designs.
Cyclone III devices are supported in the Quartus II software. Download now >>
Learn about the Cyclone III FPGA configuration solution that best fits your requirements.
Accelerate your design process by utilizing a variety of development kits based on Cyclone III FPGAs. These hardware-based solutions contain everything you need to create and implement a design in as little as 1-2 hours.
- Development kits form us and our partners (see Table 1)
- Optional HSMC daughtercards, adapters, or cables (see Table 2)
The specification for the high-speed mezzanine connector (HSMC) is based on the Samtec mechanical connector, to define and standardize the interface between optional daughtercards and host boards (see Figure 1). This specification outlines both the electrical and mechanical properties of the interface between daughtercard and host. You can also create your own HSMC-based prototype daughtercards.
Figure 1. Host and Daughtercard Interconnection via HSMC
Table 1. Hardware (Sorted by Price) Based on the Cyclone III FPGA
Table 2. Optional HSMC Interface-Compatible Daughtercards, Adapters, or Cables
|Table 2. Optional HSMC Interface-Compatible Daughtercards, Adapters, or Cables|
|Product Name||Type||Vendor||Host Board (1)||Price/Availability|
|Various||HSMC capable||various||Any HSMC-based
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Download Documentation and Utilities
You can download Cyclone III FPGA documentation and utilities, including:
- Cyclone III Device Handbook—your comprehensive technical information guide to this FPGA family
- Pin-outs (in PDF, TXT, and XLS formats)
- Cyclone III PowerPlay Early Power Estimator
- Cyclone III FPGA package information
Jump-Start Your Designs with IP—Try Before You Buy
Intel and members of the Altera Megafunction Partner Program (AMPPSM) provide intellectual property (IP) cores and reference designs you can use to accelerate your Cyclone III FPGA design. You can download and use the cores in software and hardware, prior to purchase, to evaluate features and performance.
- Learn more about IP cores via the IP MegaStoreTM web pages
Re-use existing designs when you start designing for Cyclone III FPGAs: