Altera Corp. has announced that all development kits supporting its latest generation of FPGAs and CPLDs are now compliant with the European Union’s RoHS directive. Altera now offers 10 RoHS-compliant development kits that support the Stratix II, Stratix II GX and Cyclone II FPGA families, and MAX II CPLDs. Altera now offers more than 1,200 products in lead-free packages. The company has shipped more than 25 million programmable logic devices in lead-free packages since 2002.
“Altera’s comprehensive portfolio of RoHS-compliant programmable solutions offers customers a wide range of environmentally friendly products without compromising performance or quality,” says Danny Biran, VP of product and corporate marketing at Altera.
The development kits are designed to be a complete, high-quality design environment for engineers that help simplify the design process and reduce time-to-market. Altera RoHS-compliant development kits are available with complete board design files, including schematics, layout and bill of materials, allowing designers to use portions of the board design as a reference for their own designs.