In the past, the need for low power, reduced board space, and low-cost limited the use of programmable logic devices (PLDs) in portable application designs. Today however, due to low average selling prices combined with low power consumption and small form-factor packages, PLDs are used increasingly in portable application designs.
MAX® IIZ CPLDs are the latest milestone in Altera’s commitment to low-power, high-volume, small-footprint portable applications. Using the innovative architecture of the 1.8-V version of the MAX II CPLD family, Altera performed extensive engineering to achieve the industry’s lowest power consumption (standby and dynamic). The resulting zero-power devices offer the same non-volatile, instant-on advantage found in the cost-effective MAX II CPLD family—while meeting the small form factor and minimal power consumption requirements of the most demanding portable application designs.
Portable applications are no longer limited to consumer products. MAX IIZ CPLDs have the same low power leadership in the industrial temperature range of -40 to 100°C. MAX IIZ CPLDs make portable applications possible in the most demanding environments.
- MAX IIZ CPLD Value for Portable Applications
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MAX IIZ CPLD Value for Portable Applications
Altera’s zero-power MAX IIZ CPLDs deliver the benefits of programmable logic—including flexibility, fast time-to-market, and board-level integration—in ultra-small, easy-to-use packages with ultra-low standby power. MAX IIZ CPLDs give you just what you need to design, differentiate, and deliver the next-generation of portable applications.
Zero-Power CPLD for Portable Applications
The lowest possible system power is essential to any portable application design. With the industry’s lowest static and dynamic power consumption, MAX IIZ CPLDs will work in the most demanding battery-powered applications:
Industry’s lowest standby power (as low as 25 µA) and dynamic power consumption
- Hot-socket protection and no power-up sequence limitations
- Minimum number of power rails
Reduce Board Space in Portable Application Designs
Optimized for space-constrained portable application designs, MAX IIZ CPLDs are entirely an MBGA family (see Table 1).