The incorporation of a CPLD
to the system greatly increases the flexibility to connect peripherals (integrating the complete glue logic) .
The main component on the board is an Altera EPM3512QC208-10 CPLD
(Complex Programmable Logic Device).
There are several characteristics that define a device as a CPLD
rather than as a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).
We have been using CPLDs
and FPGAs for several years across a wide variety of applications, and the new low-cost, high-density MAX II devices, combined with Altera's PCI cores, allow us to expand the CPLD
application space," said Mike Hermann, vice president of engineering operations at Nuvation.
The PLK also provides an out-of-the-box solution for the Multi-Medial/Sidekick Reference Design, including a VGA/CRT display driver, keyboard/mouse driver, serial port driver, PCMCIA driver, and a CPLD
that acts as an Ethernet/Flash loader.
When Altera first introduced the MAX IIZ CPLD
to the market, it was designed primarily for portable, handheld devices," said Luanne Schirrmeister, senior director of component product marketing at Altera Corporation.
The standby current of a typical low power CPLD
is less than 100 [micro]A.
The XPLA3 architecture also offers the most clocking options of any CPLD
available to simplify the implementation of logic designs.
PWM for lighting, sound and motion control using a MAX IIZ CPLD
on a SLS Mantra board for portable devices.
The purpose of this package is to help designers compare FPGAs and CPLDs
between the leading vendors in order to make the best decisions based on design power constraints and requirements.
The POWR1220AT8 device integrates a 48 Macrocell ruggedized CPLD
, dual precision voltage monitoring comparators with an accuracy of 0.
The MachXO logic devices are built on a low cost 130nm embedded Flash process technology that enables instant-on operation in a single chip, a feature essential to many CPLD