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Altera Corporation Section I–1 Preliminary Section I. Cyclone II Device Family Data Sheet This section provides information for board layout designers to successfully layout their boards for Cyclone ® II devices. It contains the required PCB layout guidelines, device pin tables, and package specifications. This section includes the following chapters: Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Cyclone II Architecture Chapter 3. Configuration & Testing Chapter 4. Hot Socketing & Power-On Reset Chapter 5. DC Characteristics and Timing Specifications Chapter 6. Reference & Ordering Information Revision History Refer to each chapter for its own specific revision history. For information on when each chapter was updated, refer to the Chapter Revision Dates section, which appears in the complete handbook.
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Section I–2 Altera Corporation Preliminary Revision History Cyclone II Device Handbook, Volume 1
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Altera Corporation 1–1 February 2008 1. Introduction Introduction Following the immensely successful first-generation Cyclone ® device family, Altera ® Cyclone II FPGAs extend the low-cost FPGA density range to 68,416 logic elements (LEs) and provide up to 622 usable I/O pins and up to 1.1 Mbits of embedded memory. Cyclone II FPGAs are manufactured on 300-mm wafers using TSMC's 90-nm low-k dielectric process to ensure rapid availability and low cost. By minimizing silicon area, Cyclone II devices can support complex digital systems on a single chip at a cost that rivals that of ASICs. Unlike other FPGA vendors who compromise power consumption and performance for low-cost, Altera’s latest generation of low-cost FPGAs—Cyclone II FPGAs, offer 60% higher performance and half the power consumption of competing 90-nm FPGAs. The low cost and optimized feature set of Cyclone II FPGAs make them ideal solutions for a wide array of automotive, consumer, communications, video processing, test and measurement, and other end-market solutions. Reference designs, system diagrams, and IP, found at www.altera.com , are available to help you rapidly develop complete end-market solutions using Cyclone II FPGAs. Low-Cost Embedded Processing Solutions Cyclone II devices support the Nios II embedded processor which allows you to implement custom-fit embedded processing solutions. Cyclone II devices can also expand the peripheral set, memory, I/O, or performance of embedded processors. Single or multiple Nios II embedded processors can be designed into a Cyclone II device to provide additional co-processing power or even replace existing embedded processors in your system. Using Cyclone II and Nios II together allow for low-cost, high-performance embedded processing solutions, which allow you to extend your product's life cycle and improve time to market over standard product solutions.
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