Automatic External Defibrillators

AEDs are used to jump-start a heart that has failed due to heart attack or cardiac arrest. Designed so that even a layman can operate it without much difficulty, AEDs are rapidly gaining popularity. They can even be found in public places such as airports, train stations, and airplanes. Due to their low cost and high performance, Cyclone FPGAs and MAX CPLDs are perfect for use in AEDs.

Low-Cost Programmable Solutions for CRM Applications

Altera’s low-cost , low power Cyclone FPGAs and MAX CPLDs are ideal for CRM applications because they provide the most cost-effective programmable solution for data processing. Cyclone FPGAs and MAX CPLDs also contain system functions that complement available ASSPs, such as on-screen display (OSD) and timing display.

Altera’s Cyclone series of FPGAs offer designers unparalleled capability at the lowest cost. Designed on an advanced, highly efficient architecture, Cyclone FPGAs feature high density and performance that easily meet the price requirements of high-volume CRM applications. For a high-performance, cost-efficient processing solution, Altera’s Nios® II embedded processors can be implemented in a Cyclone device.

Altera’s MAX series of CPLDs include the industry’s most successful and widely used CPLD solutions. Altera’s latest CPLDs, MAX II devices, are designed for low-cost and low-power applications. MAX 3000A devices are optimized for high-volume, cost-sensitive applications. The non-volatile and low-cost features of the MAX series make them ideal for functions such as address decoding, system timing, and system bug fixes.

Table 1. Related Intellectual Property, Development Kits & Reference Designs