Article ID: 000082269 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 09/11/2012

Can I gang multiple I/Os together in Altera® devices for greater drive strength?

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In general you should not gang multiple I/Os together for greater drive strength because it might cause bus contention if all the I/Os do not switch together. This can permanently damage the device.

Related Products

This article applies to 5 products

Stratix® II FPGAs
Cyclone® II FPGA
Stratix® FPGAs
Cyclone® FPGAs
MAX® II CPLDs

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