MAX® V CPLD Applications

Whether your targeted market is communications, consumer, computing, industrial, or military, MAX® V CPLDs are the right choice if you need flexibility in control path applications. Complete your PCB design early and lock down the device pin-out but still feel comfortable the Intel® Quartus® Prime software will routinely fit your design into the MAX® V device, even if over 85% full.

New features offered by MAX® V CPLDs (vs. previous generation MAX® CPLDs) include:

  • Architecture:
    • Logic element (LE) converted to RAM, digital phase-locked loop (PLL) IP, on-chip oscillator, 1.2-V LVCMOS, and LVDS output support.
  • Cost:
    • Prices starting under $1.
    • Lower total system cost due to the architecture that integrates more external functions that were previously implemented in discrete logic ASSPs.
    • Lower total bill of materials (BOM) costs as the device requires as few as one power supply (Vcc-core).
  • Extended battery life with static power as low as 45 µW.

These new features allow you to integrate multiple control path applications onto a single device. With its mix of low price, low power, and high performance features, Altera’s MAX® V CPLDs deliver the market’s best value.

Top Five CPLD Control Path Applications

  • I/O expansion: Perform I/O decoding, efficiently increasing the available I/O capability of another standard device at a low cost.
  • Interface bridgingg: Translate bus protocols and voltages between incompatible devices at the lowest possible cost.
  • Power management control: Manage the power-up sequencing and monitoring of other devices on the board.
  • Configuration and initialization control: Control the configuration or initialization of other devices on the board.
  • Analog control: Digital control of analog standard devices (light, sound, or motion) via pulse-width modulator (PWM) without needing a digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
  • Implementing the Top Five Control-Path Applications with Low-Cost, Low-Power MAX V CPLDs (PDF)

Max® V CPLD Reference Links