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Altera has announced its 28nm process technology strategy, which is targeted for cost-sensitive applications in the automotive, industrial and wireless markets.

In addition to the previously announced support for TSMC’s 28nm High Performance (HP) process technology for its high-end FPGA range, Altera will also utilise TSMC’s 28nm Low-Power (LP) process technology for use in its low-cost and midrange product ranges.

Leveraging two distinct process technologies in its 28nm product portfolio enables Altera to provide customers with a broader selection of device options that address a greater number of applications’ performance, power and cost requirements at the high end, midrange and low cost.

28nm LP process technology is suited for use in Altera’s midrange and low-cost product ranges.

The LP process technology enables Altera to drive the costs and power down in these devices, while extending into higher volume applications.

The HP process enables Altera to increase the capabilities of its high-end FPGAs by incorporating greater levels of functionality, such as 28Gb/s transceivers that will drive the development of next-generation 100G/400G systems.

FPGAs based on 28nm HP process technology target applications that require the highest levels of performance, including high-performance computing, military and wireline systems.

The variety of Altera FPGAs leveraging 28nm LP and HP process technology enables Altera to address more ASIC and ASSP opportunities in the high-end, midrange and low-cost markets.

Variants of its 28nm product range that include embedded processors enable the 28nm FPGAs to displace more digital signal processors (DSPs) and microprocessors.

Customers can start their Stratix V FPGA designs now by using Altera’s Quartus II software.

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