Part Number: EPC1PC8

Manufacturer: Intel / Altera

Description: FPGA – Configuration Memory IC – Ser. Config Mem Flash 1Mb 8 MHz

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Technical Specifications of EPC1PC8

Datasheet  EPC1PC8 datasheet
Category Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Family Memory – Configuration Proms for FPGAs
Manufacturer Altera
Series EPC
Packaging Tube
Part Status Active
Programmable Type OTP
Memory Size 1Mb
Voltage – Supply 3 V ~ 3.6 V, 4.75 V ~ 5.25 V
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Package / Case 8-DIP (0.300″, 7.62mm)
Supplier Device Package 8-PDIP

The third generation of Altera’s MAX architecture forms the foundation for the MAX 9000 EPC1PC8 family of in-system-programmable, high-density, high-performance EPLDs. The EEPROM-based MAX 9000 series EPC1PC8 is fabricated using cutting-edge CMOS technology. It offers between 6,000 and 12,000 useable gates, pin-to-pin delays as short as 10 nanoseconds, and counter rates reaching up to 144 MHz.

EPC1PC8 Features

  • PLDs (programmable logic devices) with high performance are based on CMOS EEPROM and are constructed on the third iteration of the Multiple Array MatriX (MAX) architecture.
  • 0-V in-system programmability (ISP) with a built-in Joint Test Action interface IEEE Standard 1149.1
  • JTAG boundary-scan test circuitry that is built in and compatible with IEEE Standard 1149.1-1990
  • 6,000 to 12,000 valid gates are present in the EPLD family of high-density erasable programmable logic devices.
  • Logic delays of 10 ns pin-to-pin and counter frequency of up to 144 MHz
  • Completely compliant with the latest PCI Local Bus Specification revision published by the Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI SIG). 2.2
  • Dual-output macrocell that can be used for combinatorial logic as well as registered logic independently
  • FastTrack Connectivity is an innovative solution for reducing and controlling interconnect delays.
  • Enabled input/output registers with clock and clear on all I/O pins
  • The output’s slew-rate can be configured to be controlled to help eliminate switching noise.
  • Operation of the MultiVolt I/O interface enables devices to interact with 3.3-V and 5.0-V devices, respectively.
  • a distribution strategy for the configurable expander product phrase permitting as many as 32 product keywords per macrocell
  • Mode d’économie de l’énergie programmable, allowing for a reduction of more than 50 % in the amount of energy consumed by each macrocell

Frequently Asked Question

What exactly does it mean when someone says “Electrically Programmable Logic Device” (EPLD)?

An electrically programmable logic device, also known as an EPLD, is a form of programmable logic device (PLD) that has an array of programmable logic devices that are not coupled to one another at first. Electrical configuration or programming of this sort of PLD’s array of logic devices must be carried out by the device’s user. PLDs are used in the construction of reconfigurable devices, which can be set to several different uses depending on the applications that are programmed into them.

When they are produced, electrically programmable logic devices perform a purpose that has not yet been determined. In contrast to this, logic gates already have a predetermined set of functions that they can do.

What Are the Advantages And Disadvantages Of Programmable Logic Devices?

A programmable logic device, also known as a PLD, is a piece of semiconductor equipment that may be reprogrammed in order to acquire the needed logic devices. This piece of equipment is also commonly referred to as a PLD. In many semi-custom applications, special-purpose logic devices, including logic gates, flip flops, counters, and multiplexers, have been replaced by programmable logic devices (PLDs), which can be reprogrammed. PLDs are also known as reprogrammable logic devices. It is made up of a string of AND gates and OR gates, each of which is capable of being individually programmed to perform the required logical operation. The advantages and disadvantages of PLD are discussed in the next portion of this article to provide the reader with a more in-depth understanding of the subject matter.

Advantages Of Programmable Logic Devices

  • Low cost of development
  • Less room is needed
  • Less energy needed
  • Troubleshooting is simple.
  • Faster switching speeds and more design security with less design time
  • Easily adjustable design
  • Dependable
  • Only the connection mask needs to be explicitly constructed.
  • A simple circuit test
  • There is no requirement for some random logic gate network device’s time-consuming logic architecture.
  • Simple design verification
  • The redesign is also simple.
  • It is much simpler than the layout for random logic gate networks.
  • The new technology is quickly and easily adopted.

Disadvantages Of Programmable Logic Devices

  • The pricey remedy in huge amounts
  • It demands a vast space and has subpar performance.
  • inadequate security
  • large power consumption
  • Lack of adaptability when adding an analog box
  • Additional costs, power requirements, room needs, etc.

What Information Does An ELD Record?

The ELD automatically records the following information to maintain records of duty status, assist drivers in monitoring their driving limitations, and avoid problems caused by fatigue:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Engine hours
  • Vehicle miles
  • Driver identification
  • User authentication
  • Vehicle
  • Motor carrier

How Do I Know If An ELD Is Compliant?

The FMCSA does not guarantee any device that is registered in accordance with the ELD regulations. To comply with the rules, the provider or maker of electronic log devices (ELD) must certify and register the devices. This practice is commonly referred to as “self-certification.” It suggests that ELD providers are responsible for ensuring that the ELD solution meets the technological standards listed in the ELD rule they offer to their customers.

Why are ELDs important?

ELDs will assist you in remaining in compliance with the rules. Their primary purpose is to increase overall road safety while reducing the likelihood of drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. They help the trucking sector in various ways, including reducing the time and money spent on paper logs, improving the effectiveness of record-keeping and inspections, and, most crucially, avoiding accidents and preserving people’s lives.

Develop your strategy, make sure your ELD administrators are up to date, and teach your drivers as quickly as possible to ensure a smooth transition to full compliance. These indicators contribute to your fleet’s safety level, compliance status, and CSA scores.


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