Webcasts and Videos

Altera's Latest Automotive On-Line Demo

8 minutes

You will find Altera's latest Automotive live demonstrations in a real vehicle size demonstrator!

1. Stereo vision IP Suite

2. HD surround viewer

3. Optical flow with Open CL

4. Ethernet Packaet to Pixel Early video

5. Multi-axis motor control

Sue Poniatowski, Strategic Applications Manager, Automotive Business Unit, Altera Corporation

How to Overcome ADAS System Design Challenges
15 minutes

Watch this webcast to learn how you can more easily implement your ADAS design with the flexibility to meet your requirements: • Learn how proper system partitioning can help you achieve the required performance at lowest power • Review ways to support multiple applications using a single platform • Understand the benefits of FPGA-based ADAS design

Bob Siller, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Automotive Business Unit, Altera Corporation

Mitigating Soft Errors in DRAM Through Error Correction Code on SoC FPGAs
13 minutes

This webcast looks at how mitigating soft errors through error correction code (ECC) can improve your embedded designs.

Hans Spanjaart, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager

Introducing the User-Customizable ARM-Based SoC FPGA
15 minutes

Watch this webcast to learn more about Altera’s ARM-based SoC FPGAs. See how the Arria V and Cyclone V SoC FPGAs give you the performance benefits and power and cost savings of hard logic, with the flexibility and time-to-market benefits of programmable logic – all in a single device.

Bob Garrett, Sr. Marketing Manager, Embedded Products

New to Intel FPGAs?

The term FPGA stands for Field Programmable Gate Array. It is a semiconductor IC where a large majority of the electrical functionality inside the device can be changed; changed by the design engineer, changed during the PCB assembly process, or even changed after the equipment has been shipped to customers out in the ‘field’.  To learn more about Intel FPGAs and the various product families, click on the links below.


Stratix Series

Arria Series

Cyclone Series

Max Series


Altera's automotive-grade products consist of a select group of semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs); specifically FPGA and CPLDs. These products are intended for use in automotive applications and meet specific criteria: operation over an automotive temperature range of -40°C to +125°C (junction) and adherence to automotive-specific quality standards. These devices are denoted by unique device ordering codes.

Altera has several web pages discussing automotive solutions, ranging from devices (i.e., automotive-grade products) to automotive solutions (reference designs, development kits, intellectual property (IP) cores, etc.), plus the Automotive-Grade Device Handbook (PDF).

All of Altera’s automotive-grade devices are qualified to operate at -40°C to +125°C (junction). This range addresses the majority of infotainment and ADAS applications where vehicles must operate in a wide range of ambient temperature conditions, as well as the extremes associated with specific component locations within the vehicle (for example, small spaces with low airflow and nearby heat sources). Altera's legacy automotive grade MAX® 7000AE CPLDs support -40°C to +130°C (junction).


Altera will continue to evaluate requests from its customers in addition to developing new products suitable for automotive applications. We expect to see additional programmable and ASIC products added to the automotive-grade portfolio in the future.

Yes. All of Altera’s automotive-grade devices are functional and pin-compatible with their commercial, industrial, or extended counterparts.

Yes. The Automotive-Grade Device Handbook (PDF) is available for download. Further details can be found in the data sheet or handbook for each device family.

Altera has a sophisticated quality assurance system based on infrastructure designed to support a zero PPM roadmap and ISO 9001 certification, which was granted in 1994. The TS-16949 standard is the automotive portion of ISO 9001:2000. All of Altera’s automotive-grade semiconductor products are manufactured at TS-16949-compliant facilities. Altera’s manufacturing wafer fab partners and its packaging and test partners are TS-16949 certified and registered. Altera's in-house reliability and failure analysis laboratories ensure that Altera products meet and exceed the demanding requirements of the automotive marketplace. Automotive-grade devices are qualified and tested to AEC-Q100 specifications.

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Yes. Altera was granted ISO 9001 certification in 1994 and has been continuously requalified since then.

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Yes. Each of Altera's assembly plant partners and wafer fabrication partners are QS9000 approved.