Author Topic: Altera MAX V vs MAX II. Any substantial reason to ever consider the Max II?  (Read 5119 times)

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Offline JoeNTopic starter

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The MAX V CPLDs seem better in almost every aspect compared to MAX II, unless you need the higher core voltage for some reason.  MAX Vs are actually less expensive.  What is the MAX II good for other keeping a current design static?

Digikey price for qty 1 for industrial (0°C ~ 85°C) grade:

MAX II $$6.80$13.30$22.70$36.20
MAX V $$4.90$7.50$11.00$19.90

Max V is cheaper.

Typical propagation delays:

MAX II4.7ns5.4ns6.2ns7.0ns
MAX V7.5ns9.0ns6.2ns7.0ns

Max II small devices are faster.  Larger devices have the exact same typical delay.

Max V also has 40, 80, and 160 LE versions.  The 40 LE version is 90 cents!  80 LE version is $1.70.  160 LE is $3.70.

Why Max II?  Any reason?
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Offline marshallh

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Max V is newer and smaller die, that's why it's cheaper

Both use on-die eeprom for configuration
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169 LFBGA package 8000 LE $19 Qty 1 ($15 Qty 100) 387078 ram bits and 130 I/O pins.

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