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Altera's new low-cost fpga family Cyclone! 1.5$ - 1000Le Max:20000Le :))
 

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Seems that you are from Altera's fun club! ;-)

The volume production of these FPGAs will start in 2004 only.
And that is citate from EETimes concern to prices:
"Looking at the pricing model, it's clear too that these devices were not made for piecemeal orders. Prices next year will range from $60 to $7, depending on the number of logic elements, assuming purchases of 50,000-unit quantities or more. When volume ramps in 2004, prices will range from $40 to $4 based on 250,000-unit quantities, according to the company."

Full story is available here:
http://www.eetimes.com/semi/news/OEG20020923S0015

Ace-X.
 

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Just a small correction: production will start in Q2 of 2003. Samples will be available as soon as January 2002 depending on the devices.

I got an informal quotation for the 5800 logic element device for 24$ USD in the 1000 quantity for Q3. Could go as low as 14$ in 2004. It is more
4$ per 1000 LE than 1.50$!

However, I was told that the serial EEPROM price will be 1$ more than the announced price (ie 2$ to 5$) for the same quantity. It is a bit encouraging.

They are trying to get back some market lost to Xilinx. It is said they will match any price Xilinx will make, because they have margins...
 

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Hi All!

http://www.altera.com/products/devices/cyclone/cyc-index.jsp
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With up to four times the density than previous low-cost device families and volume prices at less than $1.50 per 1,000 LEs, Cyclone devices set a new pricing standard for programmable logic.
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This is from Altera's website.
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At this moment i know (from our Altera's distributor) that correct prices on Cyclone devices are will be avaible at Q4 2002.
Prelimenary prices are avaible on Altera's chart
http://www.altera.com/products/devices/cyclone/images/cyc-index_fig1.gif
 

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see the link below

http://www.x!l!nx.com/prs_rls/silicon_spart/02140spartan_40mil.htm

$2.55 for 5,000 system gates, $17.95 for the 300,000 system gates in volumes greater than 250,000 units.

Regards,
Ejean
 

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Hi !

As I know Xilinx will offer a new low cost FPGA in the 1Q or 2Q 2003 replacing Spartan family. New FPGA will be based on Virtex2 technology.

The price is unknown.

Bart
 

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Hi,

how do you know it ? from www.xilinx.com ? where can i find this news?



Bartart said:
Hi !

As I know Xilinx will offer a new low cost FPGA in the 1Q or 2Q 2003 replacing Spartan family. New FPGA will be based on Virtex2 technology.

The price is unknown.

Bart
 

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Hello!

Every 6 months the "me*ec in*ight" has a FPGA demonstration in my region and in March the guy said that the Xilinx is working on a new low cost family.

The only question that he didn't answer me was "What about SpartanXL".

Bart
 

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SpartanXL is dead. That's why it isn't supported in ISE 5.1
 

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ejean said:
see the link below

http://www.x!l!nx.com/prs_rls/silicon_spart/02140spartan_40mil.htm

$2.55 for 5,000 system gates, $17.95 for the 300,000 system gates in volumes greater than 250,000 units.

Regards,
Ejean
Your are not comparing apples with apples!

I don't want to look like a pro-Altera (because I use both Altera & Xilinx depending on the application), but it is clear that Altera just take the pole position in terms of cost/logic ratio until Xilinx comes out with its new family. Good for them. Good for us.
 

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