11 Facts About Altera Corporation


Altera Corporation was a manufacturer of programmable logic devices headquartered in San Jose, California.

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Main product lines from Altera Corporation were the flagship Stratix series, mid-range Arria series, and lower-cost Cyclone series system on a chip field-programmable gate arrays ; the MAX series complex programmable logic device and non-volatile FPGAs; Quartus design software; and Enpirion PowerSoC DC-DC power solutions.

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In May 2013, Altera Corporation made available SDK for OpenCL, enabling software programmers to access the high-performance capabilities of programmable logic devices.

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In May 2013, Altera Corporation acquired embedded power chipmaker Enpirion for approximately $140 million in cash, providing Altera Corporation with power system on a chip DC-DC converters that enabled greater power densities and lower noise performance compared with their discrete equivalent.

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Altera Corporation offered a publicly available ASIC design flow based on HardCopy ASICs, which transitioned an FPGA design, once finalized, to a form which is not alterable.

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Altera Corporation offered soft processor cores on the Nios II embedded processor, the Freescale ColdFire v1 core, and the ARM Cortex-M1 processor as well as a hard IP processor core on the ARM Cortex-A9 processor.

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All of Altera Corporation's devices were supported by a common design environment, Quartus II design software.

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In May 2008, Altera Corporation introduced the first 40-nm programmable logic devices: the Stratix IV FPGAs and HardCopy IV ASICs.

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Altera Corporation's devices were manufactured using techniques such as 193-nm immersion lithography and technologies such as extreme low-k dielectrics and strained silicon.

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Altera Corporation developed a user-friendly method for partial reconfiguration, so core functionality can be changed easily and on the fly.

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Altera Corporation filed a petition to overturn related regulations but was denied in 2020.

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