The Stratix GX FPGA family is Altera's second-generation transceiver-based FPGA family, providing a low-risk path to applications requiring data transfer rates of up to 3.125 Gbps. Built on Altera's high-performance Stratix architecture, the Stratix GX device family supports the integration of high-bandwidth system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) applications that once required the use of function-specific discrete transceiver devices.
The Stratix GX device family represents the integration of yet another major function into Altera's programmable SOPC solution. Many industries today are driven by the need for high speed across all design segments. With Stratix GX devices, customers receive a complete system design platform. In addition to the silicon's integrated 3.125-Gbps transceiver technology and high-performance Stratix device architecture, Altera offers the powerful Quartus II design software, hard and soft intellectual property (IP), and all the peripherals and support infrastructure needed to get high-speed systems up and running.
The Stratix GX device family can be used in a wide range of applications including mass storage systems, high-end consumer electronics, and high-speed communications. Designed with up to 20 channels, each operating at up to 3.125 Gbps, the Stratix GX device family is well equipped to handle high-bandwidth applications that include switch fabrics and I/O protocol bridging.