Product Announcement from Altera Corporation


With its mix of low price, low power, and new features, our MAX® V CPLDs deliver the market's best value. Featuring a unique, non-volatile architecture and one of the industry's largest density CPLDs, MAX V devices provide robust new features at up to 50 percent lower total power compared to competitive CPLDs.

MAX V devices are ideal for general-purpose and power sensitive designs in a wide variety of market segments and applications.

Your Best CPLD Value

When you integrate MAX V devices into your designs, you'll enjoy lower total system cost because the MAX V architecture integrates previously external functions, such as flash, RAM, oscillators, and phase-locked loops. In many cases, MAX V CPLDs deliver more I/Os and logic per footprint at the same price as competitive CPLDs. The devices also use low-cost and green packaging technology, with packages as small as 20 mm2.

Lower Total Power

With MAX V CPLDs, you'll get robust new features at up to 50 percent lower total power vs. other equivalent-density CPLDs on the market.

  • Extended battery life with static power as low as 45 uW
  • As few as one power supply (Vcc-core) required, which also lowers bill of materials (BOM) costs

Built on a mature and low-cost wafer fab process, MAX V CPLDs leverage a proven architecture while delivering robust features including:

  • Digital PLLs (DPLLs), which enable flexible implementation of designs requiring frequency multiplication or phase shifting
  • In-system programming (ISP), which lets you program the device while it is in operation, so you can perform in-field updates without affecting overall system operation
  • User flash memory, embedded flash memory that provides non-volatile memory storage of critical system information

Easy-to-use Design Software

MAX V CPLDs are supported by Quartus® II software v10.1. With v10.1, you'll get productivity enhancements resulting in faster simulation, faster board bring-up, and faster timing closure. This software release also comes with a new system-level integration tool called Qsys (available in beta in Quartus II Subscription Edition v10.1). Compared to its predecessor, SOPC Builder, Qsys delivers nearly double the performance while also enabling you to design at a higher level of abstraction.