Altera Quartus II Software v13.0 Enables World's Fastest FPGA Designs

Delivers Industry's Highest Performance Designs in Half the Time Compared to Previous Release

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6, 2013 — (PRNewswire) —   Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the release of its Quartus® II software version 13.0, which delivers the highest levels of FPGA and SoC performance and designer productivity. Users targeting 28 nm FPGAs and SoCs will experience on average a 25 percent reduction in compile times. The most difficult-to-close designs targeting high-end 28 nm Stratix® V FPGAs will see compilation times slashed by 50 percent on average compared to the previous software release. Quartus II software v13.0 enables designs targeting Stratix V FPGAs to achieve the fastest Fmax of any FPGA in the industry with a two speed-grade advantage over the nearest competitor.

The release also includes enhancements to the development suite's high-level C-based, system-/IP-based, and model-based design flows:

  • SDK for OpenCL opens the world of massively-parallel FPGA-based accelerators to software programmers without FPGA experience. The OpenCL parallel programming model delivers the fastest path from code-to-hardware implementation. Software programmers targeting FPGAs achieve higher performance at significantly lower power compared to alternative hardware architectures. See today's press release for more information on the SDK for OpenCL and for more information on Altera's newly announced Preferred Board Partner Program for OpenCL.
  • Qsys system integration tool provides expanded support for ARM®-based Cyclone® V SoCs. Now Qsys can generate industry-standard AMBA® AHB and APB bus interfaces in the FPGA fabric. Further, these interfaces comply with ARM's TrustZone® requirements, allowing customers to partition an entire SoC-FPGA-based system between a secure world for critical system resources and a non-secure world for everything else.
  • DSP Builder design tool enables system developers to effectively implement high-performance fixed- and floating-point algorithms into their DSP designs. New features include additional math.h functions with enhanced precision and rounding parameterization, parameterizable FFT blocks for fixed- and floating-point FFTs, more efficient folding capability and improved resource sharing.

For additional information about the features offered in Quartus II software v13.0, visit Altera's What's New in Quartus II Software web page.

Pricing and Availability
Both the Subscription Edition and the free Web Edition of Quartus II software v13.0 are now available for download. Altera's software subscription program makes it easy to obtain Altera design software by consolidating software products and maintenance charges into one annual subscription payment. Subscribers receive Quartus II software, the ModelSim®-Altera Starter edition, and a full license to the IP Base Suite, which includes Altera's most popular IP (DSP and memory) cores. The annual software subscription is $2,995 for a node-locked PC license and is available for purchase at Altera's eStore. The Altera SDK for OpenCL is currently available as a separate download on Altera's website. The annual software subscription for the SDK for OpenCL is $995 for a node-locked PC license.

About Altera
Altera® programmable solutions enable system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost-effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Find out more about Altera's  FPGASoC, CPLD and  ASIC devices at  www.altera.com. Follow Altera via  FacebookRSS and  Twitter.

ALTERA, ARRIA, CYCLONE, HARDCOPY, 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.

Editorial Contact:
Steve Gabriel
Altera Corporation
(408) 544-6397
Email Contact

SOURCE Altera

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




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Rand3D

SolidCAM: Cutting Webinar

Featured Video
Jobs
Mechanical Engineer I for Air Techniques, Inc at Melville, NY
Proposal Support Coordinator for Keystone Aerial Surveys at Philadelphia, PA
Upcoming Events
The Rise of Mechatronics at Dassault Systèmes San Diego 5005 Wateridge Vista Drive San Diego CA - Sep 12, 2017
The Rise of Mechatronics at Buca di Beppo - Pasadena 80 West Green Street Pasadena CA - Sep 13, 2017
The Rise of Mechatronics at Dassault Systèmes Santa Clara 3979 Freedom Circle, Ste 750 Santa Clara CA - Sep 14, 2017
The 30th Annual Integrated Process Excellence Symposium & Training at Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort Orlando FL - Sep 18 - 20, 2017
Kenesto: 30 day trial



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise