|Eureka Technology IP Cores Now Available for Altera's ARM®-Based Excalibur Devices
AMPP Partner Eureka Technology to Provide First IP Cores for ARM®-Based Excalibur PLDs
San Jose, Calif., December 3, 2001 -- Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR)
customers using the ARM®-based Excalibur embedded processor
solutions for compute-intensive, high data bandwidth applications now have
access to Eureka Technology Inc.'s extensive intellectual property (IP) portfolio.
As an Altera Megafunction Partner Program (AMPPSM) member, Eureka
Technology is the first to optimize IP cores for implementation with Altera's
ARM-based Excalibur embedded processor solutions.
"Eureka Technology's experience in ARM-based design, implementation
and integration will be a tremendous benefit to our customers," said Craig Lytle,
vice president of the IP business unit at Altera. "Their valuable experience with
system control IP cores will benefit our mutual customers who are developing
system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) applications."
Available immediately for Altera's Excalibur embedded processor solutions
customers are Eureka Technology's ARM bus master, ARM bus slave, ARM-to-PCI
host bridge, and ARM-to-SDRAM controller cores. Eureka Technology's IP cores
are designed in synthesizable HDL for logic optimization and supports the ARM
AHB bus interface built into the
Excalibur embedded processor solutions. The ARM-to-PCI host bridge also
supports the PCI Local Bus Specification 2.2.
"By providing our customers with the first IP cores available for Altera's
ARM-based Excalibur family, we are reinforcing our commitment to SOPC solutions,"
said Simon Lau, president of Eureka Technology. "The training and experience we
have as an AMPP partner allows us to meet the needs of our mutual customers by
providing state-of-the-art intellectual property (IP) cores optimized for programmable
The Excalibur ARM-based family of embedded processor programmable logic
devices (PLDs) provides single chip-integration of a high-performance 200 MHz
ARM922T processor core, programmable logic, on-chip memory, and key peripherals.
The first ARM-based device, the EPXA10, is in full production now, and the remaining
two will be shipping over the next two quarters.
Pricing and Availability
For full details on all available cores and to obtain free evaluations please visit
Eureka's website at http://www.eurekatech.com
or Eureka's homepage on Altera's IP Megastore at http://www.altera.com/products/ip/ampp/eureka/eureka.html.
Altera Megafunction Partnership Program (AMPP) Program
The Altera Megafunction Partners Program, established in August 1995, was created to
bring the advantages of design reuse to users of Altera PLDs. AMPP is an alliance between
Altera and developers of IP cores that encourages megafunction development. Altera
provides technical information and training to the AMPP partners, who create and support
IP cores targeted for Altera programmable logic devices. Currently, there are over 30 AMPP
partners who offer more than 150 megafunctions. Customers may request a free evaluation
of any of these cores through Altera's megafunction listings at http://www.altera.com/ipmegastore.
About Eureka Technology
Eureka Technology is a leading intellectual property (IP) provider for PLD and ASIC
designers. The company offers a wide range of silicon-proved system core logic functions
and peripheral functions for systems based on PCI bus, PowerPC, ARM, MIPS, ARC, or
SH2-4 CPUs. These IP cores are designed to improve the design time-to-market delay,
eliminate design risks, and reduce development costs. Founded in 1993, the company has
a strong customer base in the United States, Japan and Europe. For more information
about the company, please visit the Web site at http://www.eurekatech.com
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altera Corporation, The Programmable Solutions Company®, was founded in 1983
and is a leading supplier of programmable logic devices (PLDs). Altera's CMOS-based
PLDs are user-programmable semiconductor chips that enhance flexibility and reduce
time-to-market for companies in the communications, computer peripheral, and industrial
markets. By using high performance devices, software development tools, and sophisticated
intellectual property cores, system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions can be
created with embedded processors, memory, and other complex logic together on a single
PLD. Altera common stock is traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol ALTR.
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