Altera / Intel Cyclone® III FPGAs

Altera / Intel® Cyclone® III FPGAs offer a combination of low power, high functionality, and cost-effectiveness. The features and architecture of the Cyclone® III FPGA family provide an ideal solution for high-volume, low-power, cost-sensitive applications. The Altera / Intel series offers densities ranging from about 5,000 to 200,000 logic elements (LEs) and 0.5Mb to 8Mb of memory for less than 1/4W of static power consumption.


  • Low power consumption with TSMC low-power process technology and Altera power-aware design flow
  • Extended battery life for portable and handheld applications
  • Operation in thermally challenged environments
  • Reduced or eliminated cooling system costs
  • Hot-socketing operation support
  • High memory-to-logic and multiplier-to-logic ratio
  • High I/O count, low- and mid-range density devices for user I/O-constrained applications


  • Automotive
  • Consumer
  • Display
  • Industrial
  • Military
  • Video and image processing
  • Wireless
Published: 2012-11-15 | Updated: 2023-04-07