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Can I use the Altera<font size="-1"><sup>&reg;</sup></font> vendor ID as the vendor ID for a PCI interface?

Description

If the PCI application is for an open-system environment, Altera recommends that you obtain a unique vendor ID from the PCI Special Interest Group.

If you are implementing a closed-PCI system, using Altera's Vendor ID (1172 Hex) will not have any drawbacks.

If you are implementing a PCI application for an open-PCI system, however, you should not use Altera's Vendor ID because conflicts might occur with the Altera PCI application and other PCI applications on the same bus. This is because if any other PCIapplication has the same Vendor ID as your current design, there can be a conflict.