The MAX® II CPLD architecture has two unique features not found in other CPLD architectures: an internal oscillator and 8 Kbits of non-volatile user flash memory.
See the following for more information about oscillator applications:
The MAX® II CPLD family is a non-volatile, instant-on programmable logic family using an industry-first CPLD architecture that allows you to reduce system power, space, and cost.
The foundation of lower system cost and power savings is an architecture combining all of the advantages of Intel's MAX II CPLDs, while leveraging Intel's expertise in FPGA products and look-up table (LUT)-based architectures. The LUT-based architecture delivers the maximum logic capability in the smallest I/O pad-constrained space.
MAX II CPLDs are used for a wide variety of applications previously implemented in older generation FPGAs, ASSPs, and standard-logic devices.
|Cost-Optimized Architecture||Altera® MAX II CPLDs have a new CPLD architecture that breaks through traditional macrocell power, space, and cost limitations.|
|Low Power||MAX II CPLDs offer the lowest dynamic power in the CPLD industry with one-tenth the power of previous MAX CPLDs.|
|Features Unique to MAX II CPLDs||MAX II CPLDs offer 8 Kbits of user-accessible flash memory to implement on-chip serial or parallel non-volatile storage.|
|Real-Time In-System Programmability (ISP)||MAX II CPLDs allow you to update the configuration flash memory while the CPLD is in operation.|
|I/O Capabilities||MAX II CPLDs support a variety of single-ended I/O interface standards such as LVTTL, LVCMOS, and PCI.|
|Packages Available||Thin quad flat pack (TQFP), 1.0-mm pitch FineLine BGA (FBGA), and 0.5-mm pitch Micro FineLine BGA (MBGA).|
|Parallel Flash Loader||MAX II CPLDs feature a JTAG block that can configure external non-JTAG-compliant devices such as discrete flash memory devices using the Parallel Flash Loader megafunction.|
|Industrial Temperature Support||MAX II CPLDs support the industrial temperature range, -40°C to +100°C (junction), required for various industrial and other temperature-sensitive applications.|
|Extended Temperature Support||MAX II CPLDs are offered in the extended temperature range, -40°C to +125°C (junction), to support automotive and other temperature-sensitive applications.|