Altera Demonstrates Industry's Highest Performance DDR4 Memory Data Rates in an FPGA

2,666 Mbps DDR4 Memory Interface in Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs Optimized for Data-Intensive Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced it is demonstrating in silicon DDR4 memory interfaces operating at an industry-leading 2,666 Mbps. Altera's Arria® 10 FPGAs and SoCs are the industry's only FPGAs available today that support DDR4 memory at these data rates, delivering a 43 percent improvement in memory performance over previous generation FPGAs and a 10 percent improvement in memory performance over competing 20 nm FPGAs. Hardware designers today can use the latest Quartus® II software v14.1 to enable 2,666 Mbps DDR4 memory data rates in Arria 10 FPGA and SoC designs. A video demonstration showing robust memory interfaces operating at 2,666 Mbps with margin is available for viewing at www.altera.com/arria10.

Altera(R) programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.

Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs are the industry's highest performance 20 nm FPGAs and SoCs, offering a one speed-grade advantage over competitive solutions. Supporting the industry's highest DDR4 memory performance enables communications, compute and storage, and video processing applications to execute high memory bandwidth in their systems, in a cost-effective, low-power manner. Arria 10 FPGA and SoC memory interfaces support today's leading-edge, high-speed memories, including HMC, DDR4, DDR3, LPDDR3, RLDRAM3, and QDR-IV/ -II+ Xtreme/ -II+/ -II.

"We architected the external memory interfaces in Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs to provide hardware designers an easy-to-use, high-performance way to get data into and out of the device," said Raj Patel, senior manager, midrange products, Altera Corporation. "By delivering the industry's fastest DDR4 data rates we are able to meet our customers' evolving system requirements which are being driven by the tremendous growth in data volume."

Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs simplify the development of systems that feature DDR4 memory by integrating a complete physical interface and memory controller into the FPGA. The memory interface is hardened in the FPGA fabric, which delivers higher performance, higher bandwidth and lower power versus a soft implementation. In addition, a hardened memory interface and controller eliminate the need for designers to use logic resources to build the DDR4 memory interface. Altera's Quartus II software v14.1 includes a DDR4 PHY wizard and controller intellectual property (IP), which further simplifies high-performance memory interface design by automatically adapting to DIMMs from a variety of memory suppliers.

Availability

Altera is shipping engineering samples of Arria 10 FPGAs today. The latest Quartus II software v14.1 provides expanded support for Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs. To learn more information about Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs, visit www.altera.com/arria10. Quartus II software v14.1 is available for download on www.altera.com.

About Altera

Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.

ALTERA, ARRIA, CYCLONE, ENPIRION, MAX, MEGACORE, NIOS, QUARTUS and STRATIX words and logos are trademarks of Altera Corporation and registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other words and logos identified as trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective holders as described at www.altera.com/legal.

Editor Contact:
Steve Gabriel
Altera Corporation
(408) 544-6846 
Email Contact

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101012/SF78952LOGO

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/altera-demonstrates-industrys-highest-performance-ddr4-memory-data-rates-in-an-fpga-300011669.html

SOURCE Altera Corporation

Contact:
Altera Corporation
Web: http://www.altera.com




Review Article Be the first to review this article

EMA:

Featured Video
Editorial
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
Retail Therapy: Jump starting Black Friday
Peggy AycinenaIP Showcase
by Peggy Aycinena
REUSE 2016: Addressing the Four Freedoms
More Editorial  
Jobs
ACCOUNT MANAGER MUNICH GERMANY EU for EDA Careers at MUNICH, Germany
FAE FIELD APPLICATIONS SAN DIEGO for EDA Careers at San Diego, CA
AE-APPS SUPPORT/TMM for EDA Careers at San Jose-SOCAL-AZ, CA
Development Engineer-WEB SKILLS +++ for EDA Careers at North Valley, CA
Manager, Field Applications Engineering for Real Intent at Sunnyvale, CA
Upcoming Events
Zuken Innovation World 2017, April 24 - 26, 2017, Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa in Hilton Head Island, SC at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa Hilton Head Island NC - Apr 24 - 26, 2017
CST Webinar Series



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy