Building on a reputation earned since their introduction in 1993, Altera's MAX® CPLD series provides you with the lowest power, lowest cost CPLDs.
|Table 1. MAX CPLD Series Introduction|
|MAX 7000S||MAX 3000A||MAX II||MAX IIZ||MAX V|
|Year of Introduction||1995||2002||2004||2007||2010|
|Process Technology||0.5 µm||0.30 µm||0.18 µm||0.18 µm||0.18 µm|
|Key Features||5.0-V I/Os||Low cost||I/O count||Zero power||Low cost and power|
The MAX V CPLD family, the newest in our CPLD series, delivers the market's best value. Featuring a unique, non-volatile architecture and one of the industry's largest density CPLDs, MAX V devices provide robust new features at lower total power compared to competitive CPLDs. They're ideal for general purpose and portable designs in a wide variety of market segments, including wireline, wireless, industrial, consumer, computer/storage, automotive, broadcast, and military.
The MAX II CPLD family, based on the same groundbreaking architecture, delivers low power and low cost per I/O pin. MAX II CPLDs are instant-on, non-volatile devices that target general-purpose, low-density logic and portable applications, such as cellular handset design. The MAX II CPLD also drives power and cost improvements to higher densities, enabling you to use a MAX II CPLD in place of a higher power or higher cost ASSP or standard-logic CPLD.
Zero power MAX IIZ CPLDs offer the same non-volatile, instant-on advantages found in the MAX II CPLD family and are applicable to a wide range of functions.
The MAX 3000A CPLD family is cost-optimized for high-volume applications. Manufactured on an advanced 0.30-µm CMOS process, the EEPROM-based MAX 3000A CPLD family provides instant-on capability and offers densities from 32 to 512 macrocells. MAX 3000A CPLDs support in-system programmability (ISP) and can be easily reconfigured in the field. Each MAX 3000A macrocell is individually configurable for either sequential or combinatorial logic operation.
The 5.0-V I/O MAX 7000S CPLD family is critical for industrial, military, and communication systems that require 5.0-V I/Os.
- MAX V CPLDs
- MAX II CPLD Backgrounder (PDF)
- MAX II CPLD Questions and Answers
- MAX V CPLD Device Handbook
- MAX II CPLD Device Handbook