HardCopy® II devices are low-cost, high-performance structured ASICs with pin-outs, densities, and architecture that complement Stratix® II devices. HardCopy II device features, such as phase-locked loops (PLLs), memory, and I/O elements (IOEs), are functionally and electrically equivalent to the Stratix II FPGA features. The combination of Stratix II FPGAs for in-system prototype and design verification, HardCopy II devices for high-volume production, and the Quartus® II software for design, provide a complete, low-risk design solution.
HardCopy II devices improve on the successful and proven methodology of the two previous generations of HardCopy series devices. Altera® HardCopy II devices use the same base arrays across multiple designs for a given device density and are customized using only two metal layers. HardCopy II devices offer up to 90% cost reduction compared to Stratix II FPGA prototypes.