Rodney Smith, long term Altera CEO, dies in accident

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.fpga14 years ago 2 replies

"Rodney Smith, a sports-car loving executive who built a startup programmable-logic company called Altera into an industry powerhouse, was...

"Rodney Smith, a sports-car loving executive who built a startup programmable-logic company called Altera into an industry powerhouse, was killed Friday in a bicycle accident in Menlo Park. Smith, who retired four years as chairman and CEO of the FPGA company, was 67" Without Rodney, Altera wouldn't have been like it is today - my condoleances. Luc


Altera, Cyclone III, PCI, LVCMOS, & 3.3V

Started by bob elkind in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 5 replies

Quick summary: Under what circumstances, if any, can you use 3.3V VCCIO for PCI, with Cyclone 3 parts ? I've read Altera apnote AN447...

Quick summary: Under what circumstances, if any, can you use 3.3V VCCIO for PCI, with Cyclone 3 parts ? I've read Altera apnote AN447 http://www.altera.com/literature/an/an447.pdf I understand this apnote to suggest that any/all 3.3V LVTTL or LVCMOS signals connected to a Cyclone III must employ series termination. (Assumptions for my design: 3.3V VCCIO on the Cyclone III, and the signal...


Altera Stratix IV GX Dev.Kit: PCI-E x4 device doesn't work in x8 slot

Started by Michael S in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago 5 replies

Hi We have a problem with Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit. Specifically, we build a PCI Express design based on Altera's own "hard"...

Hi We have a problem with Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit. Specifically, we build a PCI Express design based on Altera's own "hard" PCI-E core configured for Gen.1 x4 operation. The design works (more or less, but that's behind the scope of this message) when it is plugged into x8 mechanical/x4 electrical slot. However when plugged in x8 or x16 mechanical slots which are electrical...


which Altera CPLD?

Started by Manfred Balik in comp.arch.fpga16 years ago 1 reply

I want to use an Altera CPLD to do the interface between an ISA-Bus and a Cyclone II-FPGA. The CPLD should satisfy the criteria of the ISA-Bus...

I want to use an Altera CPLD to do the interface between an ISA-Bus and a Cyclone II-FPGA. The CPLD should satisfy the criteria of the ISA-Bus timing to enable/disable the FPGA and do the level-conversion between the 5V ISA-Bus-levels and the logic levels of the FPGA (3,3V or 2,5V or 1,8V). I found this Altera CPLDs: MAX II doesn't support 5V I/Os MAX 3000A MAX 7000B doesn't support 5...


FPGA info from Embedded World 2004/Nuerrnberg

Started by Antti Lukats in comp.arch.fpga18 years ago

Embedded World 2004. Nuernberg, Review: First impression, FPGA vendors had very little presence there. Altera Xilinx, Triscend, Lattice where...

Embedded World 2004. Nuernberg, Review: First impression, FPGA vendors had very little presence there. Altera Xilinx, Triscend, Lattice where there, but in really small booths. Altera: the Quartus Suite CD was available for immediate pick-up, this CD should containt all the tools to work with NIOS evaluation version (Altera webdownloads do not include NIOS eval ASFAIK at the moment). Quar...


Altera Quartus II - 64 bit?

Started by Derek Simmons in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 2 replies

Altera list Windows XP x64 as a supported platform for their development tools. Does anybody know, from experience, if the tool chain is...

Altera list Windows XP x64 as a supported platform for their development tools. Does anybody know, from experience, if the tool chain is compiled to take advantage of the larger memory space? Sincerely, Derek Simmons


JAM scripts and Altera's USB-Blaster cable

Started by in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago

Hi everybody, I use a script written a long time ago to play with the JTAG interface of a custom-made circuit (in FPGA). The JTAG interface is...

Hi everybody, I use a script written a long time ago to play with the JTAG interface of a custom-made circuit (in FPGA). The JTAG interface is soft (i.e not the Altera's one but implemented using FPGA's logic). In the past I used the JAM/STAPL player and every thing was ok. Later I bought an Altera USB-Blaster cable. I was surprised to discover that the JAM player didn't support it. After s...


Xilinx / Altera

Started by FPGA in comp.arch.fpga11 years ago

I am looking for the following Xilinx & Altera pre-fixes to purchase if anyone has any extra in their...

I am looking for the following Xilinx & Altera pre-fixes to purchase if anyone has any extra in their inventory: EP2S... EP3S.. XC5V.. XC4V.. Any qty's. Please advise - Thank you !


New Altera Software Dev Board with VGA full color?

Started by Robert in comp.arch.fpga16 years ago

What is this? http://www.altera.com/corporate/cust_successes/customer_showcase/csh-seventech_lp.html With VGA - LAN - I/O and more and also...

What is this? http://www.altera.com/corporate/cust_successes/customer_showcase/csh-seventech_lp.html With VGA - LAN - I/O and more and also a C++ software dev kit Robert


Library Mapping

Started by ALuPin in comp.arch.fpga17 years ago

Hi, I want to perform a timing simulation in Modelsim. For that purpose it is necessary to do a library mapping for the Altera...

Hi, I want to perform a timing simulation in Modelsim. For that purpose it is necessary to do a library mapping for the Altera Cyclone library. In Modelsim (Altera 5.7e) there is a library called "Cyclone", I think it is a precompiled library. When reading the Altera Modelsim manual there is explained the following: "If using Model Technology's Modelsim, first create the device fa...


Accessing Ports of a "User to Interface Logic" on a Altera Nios

Started by Sven in comp.arch.fpga18 years ago

I?m trying to access the Compact Flash Interface on the Altera Stratix Board. Searching Altera?s documentation did not bring any helping...

I?m trying to access the Compact Flash Interface on the Altera Stratix Board. Searching Altera?s documentation did not bring any helping topics. I found out that in the standard_32.sof the CF Adapter is connected to the Nios Processor via a Avalon Bus Slave using a "Interface to user logic". The "Interface to user logic" is named "cf_ide_interface" and looks in SOPC Builder like this .... ...


Altera Max 7000 cpld's

Started by Wing Fong Wong in comp.arch.fpga18 years ago 2 replies

Does anyone know where I can get Altera Max 7000s series cplds in Australia and maybe some prototyping boards as well? -- Wing...

Does anyone know where I can get Altera Max 7000s series cplds in Australia and maybe some prototyping boards as well? -- Wing Wong. Webpage: http://wing.ucc.asn.au


altera new bee

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.fpga16 years ago 4 replies

Hi, I'd like to learn programming a micro chip. I've heard the Altera is popular. Which one should I specifically deal with, and how do I build...

Hi, I'd like to learn programming a micro chip. I've heard the Altera is popular. Which one should I specifically deal with, and how do I build a burner (programming it) for it? (I need a circuit diagram) Thanks


Altera PowerPlay Early Power Estimator Spreadsheet and MXCOMCT2.OCX

Started by fpgabuilder in comp.arch.fpga14 years ago 1 reply

Altera claims to have a snazzy early power estimator that needs MXCOMCT2.OCX. I wonder if anyone has managed to get this solution to work? I...

Altera claims to have a snazzy early power estimator that needs MXCOMCT2.OCX. I wonder if anyone has managed to get this solution to work? I spreadsheet works (did not have to use the fix) on my personal laptop but does not work (fix does not help) on my work machine. I downloaded the OCX file as instructed but that didn't help. So I filed a case with Altera Online Support. But those g...


OpenSPARC T1 or T2 on Altera EP2S60 or EP2S90

Started by Dennis Yurichev in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago 2 replies

Hi. Does anybody had any real success on running OpenSPARC core on Altera Stratix II?

Hi. Does anybody had any real success on running OpenSPARC core on Altera Stratix II?


PLDShell Plus V5.1

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 5 replies

Hi, I have lots (thousands) of Altera EPX880 (FlashLogic). This device is obsolete and the only software I know that can be used to design it is...

Hi, I have lots (thousands) of Altera EPX880 (FlashLogic). This device is obsolete and the only software I know that can be used to design it is PLDShell Plus V5.1. Anybody know where to download it please...??? I contacted Altera they said they don't have it anymore... Thanks and best regards, Hart


Electronica 2004 - munich - Altera ???

Started by Moti Cohen in comp.arch.fpga17 years ago 2 replies

Hi all, I've just came back from the Electronica 2004 exhibition that took place in munich - Germany, I wanted to ask the guys here or the...

Hi all, I've just came back from the Electronica 2004 exhibition that took place in munich - Germany, I wanted to ask the guys here or the Altera guys - how come that they weren't there...? Xilinx has been there and so is Actel (their booths were located back to back) Lattice was also there (altough they were located a little far from the others). I know that in the past years Altera...


ASM hardware language definition file for Altera/Xilinx

Started by Weng Tianxiang in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago 7 replies

Hi, I need to write ASM hardware language for circuits. I wrote a lot about 10 years ago for Altera chip. Now I couldn't find the ASM hardware...

Hi, I need to write ASM hardware language for circuits. I wrote a lot about 10 years ago for Altera chip. Now I couldn't find the ASM hardware language definition file from Altera/Xilinx. Please help give a connection. Thank you. Weng


Altera MAX3000 device required.

Started by Joe Fox in comp.arch.fpga18 years ago 1 reply

Hi Im trying to locate a EPM3064ALC44 Altera device in the in the PLCC44 package.. Tried major suppliers in Australia.... no luck., Cheers,...

Hi Im trying to locate a EPM3064ALC44 Altera device in the in the PLCC44 package.. Tried major suppliers in Australia.... no luck., Cheers, sumoskidmark@hotmail.com


Altera FPGA development board for high speed Video processing

Started by rush2sami in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 1 reply

Hi Guys, I am looking for an Altera FPGA development board for high speed Video processing/Live video streaming/high speed data transfer to CPU...

Hi Guys, I am looking for an Altera FPGA development board for high speed Video processing/Live video streaming/high speed data transfer to CPU with min 300MBps using PCI/PCI-Express . The FPGA should be from Altera. .Please let me know the right Altera development board for my Implemetation. Regards, Swaminathan