Altera Device Part Number Format

Select an Altera® device name to see its associated part number format (described in Tables 1 through 4).

Table 1. Altera Part Number Prefixes

Part Number Example for Table 1
Part Number   EPF 10K130E Q C 240 -1 X
Device FLEX 10K130E          
Package Quad flat pack
Temperature Commercial range
Pin Count 240 pins
Speed Grade -1 speed grade
Suffix Has phase-locked loops (PLLs)

Table 1. Altera Part Number Prefixes

Table 2. Altera Part Number Prefixes
Part Number Prefix Device Family
5M MAX V
EP1AGX Arria GX (with transceivers)
EP2AGX Arria II GX (with transceivers)
EP1C Cyclone
EP1S Stratix
EP1SGX Stratix GX (with transceivers)
EP2C Cyclone II
EP2S Stratix II
EP2SGX Stratix II GX (with transceivers)
EP3C Cyclone III
EP3SL Stratix III L (logic enhanced)
EP3SE Stratix III E (DSP/memory enhanced)
EP4CE Cyclone IV (enhanced)
EP4CGX Cyclone IV GX (with transceivers)
EP4SE (1) Stratix IV E (enhanced)
EP4SGX (1) Stratix IV GX (with transceivers)
EP4S40/100 Stratix IV GT (with transceivers)
EPM MAX II
MAX IIG (lower power)
MAX IIZ (zero power)
EPXA Excalibur

Part Number Example for Table 2
Part Number   EP 1S25 F 780 C 6  
Device Stratix 1S25          
Package FineLine BGA package
Pin Count 780 pins
Temperature Commercial range
Speed Grade 6 speed grade
Suffix None

Notes:

  1. EP4SE, EP4SGX, EP2AGX, and EP4CGX devices use package sizes in place of pin counts

Table 3. Altera Stratix V Part Number Prefixes

Part Number Example for Table 3.
Part Number 5SGX M A5 K 3 F 40 C 2 (L) (N) (ES)
Family Signature
Embedded HardCopy Blocks
Device Member Code
Number of Transceivers
Transceiver Speed
Package Type
Package Size
Temperature Grade
Core Speed Grade
Optional Extension
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Compatible
Suffix

Note:

  1. 5SGX, 5SGS, 5SGT, and 5SE devices use package sizes in place of pin counts

Table 4. Altera Cyclone V Part Number Prefixes

Part Number Example for Table 4.
Part Number 5CGX F C7 D 6 F 31 C 6 (N) (ES)
Family Signature
Embedded HardCopy Blocks
Device Member Code
Number of Transceivers
Transceiver Speed
Package Type
Package Size
Temperature Grade
Core Speed Grade
Optional Extension
RoHS Compatible
Suffix

Note:

  1. 5CGX, 5CGT, and 5CE devices use package sizes in place of pin counts

Device Codes

To find out which devices are available in a particular device family, or to find out more about a particular device, check the specific device's data sheet.

Package Codes and Pin Counts

Package codes are the same in all part number formats (see Table 6). Immediately following the package code is the pin count. For example, a 780-pin count FineLine BGA package type would be represented by F780. For the EP4SE, EP4SGX, EP2AGX, and EP4CGX FPGA families, the package code is not followed by the pin count, but by the package dimensions. The translation from the pin count to the package dimension is provided below (see Table 7).

Table 6. Package Codes

Code Package Type
BBall-grid arrayBGA
DCeramic dual in-line packageCerDIP
EPlastic enhanced quad flat packEQFP
FFineLine BGA packageFBGA
GCeramic pin-grid arrayPGA
HHybrid FineLine BGA packageHBGA
LPlastic J-lead chip carrierPLCC
MMicro FineLine BGA packageMBGA
NQuad flat no-leadQFN
PPlastic dual in-line packagePDIP
QPlastic quad flat packPQFP
RPower quad flat packRQFP
SSmall outline integrated circuitSOIC
TThin quad flat packTQFP
UUltra FineLine BGA packageUFBGA

Table 7. Package Sizes and Pin Counts for EP4SE, EP4SGX, EP2AGX, EP4CGX, and EP4CE Devices

Part Number Example for Table 7
Part Number EP 1S25 F 28 C 6
DeviceStratix 1S25
PackageFineLine BGA package
Pin Count780 pins
TemperatureCommercial range
Speed Grade6 speed grade
SuffixNone

Temperature Codes

Temperature codes are the same for all part number formats (see Table 8).

Table 8. Temperature Codes

Code Explanation
CCommercial temperature range (0 to 85°C)
IIndustrial temperature range (-40 to 100°C)
AAutomotive temperature range (-40 to 125°C)

Speed Grades

Altera MAX and Classic devices use the speed grade to indicate the delay in nanoseconds (ns) through a macrocell in the device. For example, a MAX device with a -10 speed grade has a delay of 10 ns through a macrocell. Devices with low speed grade numbers run faster than devices with high speed grade numbers.

Altera Stratix series, Cyclone series, MAX II, MAX IIG, MAX IIZ, and Excalibur devices use the speed grade to indicate the relative performance of the device. Devices with low speed grade numbers run faster than devices with high speed grade numbers. For example, a Stratix III FPGA with a three speed grade is the fastest available Stratix III FPGA.

Suffixes

Suffixes are optional letters at the end of a part number that specify certain device features. Not all suffixes are available with all part numbers (see Table 9).

Table 9. Suffix Codes

Code Explanation
AAluminum process
CDevice shipped in a carrier
DXFLEX EPF10K100 devices with PLLs
ESEngineering sample
FFixed programming algorithm (for use with in-circuit testers)
HSpecial dry-packing shipment option for MAX 7000 devices
LStratix III: 0.9-V core voltage
NRoHS compliant
PSpecial PCI-compliant MAX devices
TClassic devices: Permanently set in turbo (high-speed) mode
MAX 7000 devices: Special timing parameters (see data sheet for details)
V5.0-V tolerant inputs
XPLLs in APEX and FLEX 10KE devices
ZLow-power FLASHLOGIC devices (discontinued)