Part Number: EPM240T100C5N

Manufacturer: Intel

Description: IC CPLD 192MC 4.7NS 100TQFP

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Technical Specifications of EPM240T100C5N

Datasheet  EPM240T100C5N datasheet
Category Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Family Embedded – CPLDs (Complex Programmable Logic Devices)
Manufacturer Altera
Series MAX? II
Packaging Tray
Part Status Active
Programmable Type In System Programmable
Delay Time tpd(1) Max 4.7ns
Voltage Supply – Internal 2.5V, 3.3V
Number of Logic Elements/Blocks 240
Number of Macrocells 192
Number of Gates
Number of I/O 80
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 85°C (TJ)
Mounting Type Surface Mount
Package / Case 100-TQFP
Supplier Device Package 100-TQFP (14×14)

EPM240T100C5N Introduction

Intel’s MAX® II family of CPLDs includes the EPM240T100C5N. With 192 macrocells, a working frequency of 201.1 MHz, and a technology node of 0.18 UM, it can be used in a variety of ways and works quickly. It is compatible and easy to integrate because it works with both 2.5V and 3.3V voltages and comes in a 100-pin TQFP tray. This guide goes over the EPM240T100C5N CPLD’s most important features and specifications, so you can use it to build digital circuits.

Overview of CPLDs

Concept of CPLDs and Their Role in Digital Circuit Design

Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs) are integrated circuits with programmable logic resources like logic gates, flip-flops, and lookup tables that can be set up to do different digital logic tasks. CPLDs provide a hardware platform that can be changed and is flexible for putting digital circuit ideas into action.

  • In digital circuit design, CPLDs play a vital role in:
  • Putting in place custom logic functions and methods for digital signal processing
  • Making complicated circuits for control and time
  • Making fast prototyping and design processes that change over time easier.

CPLDs are often used instead of traditional digital logic circuits with fixed functions because designers can quickly change and re-program the device to meet their needs.

Advantages of CPLDs Compared to Other Programmable Logic Devices

CPLDs have a few benefits over other programmable logic devices like field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs):

  • Flexibility: CPLDs give creators a lot of freedom because they can program and re-program the device to do different logic functions. This makes it easy to make quick changes to designs and adapt to changing project needs.
  • Cost-effectiveness: CPLDs are often cheaper than ASICs because they don’t need to be made with expensive masks. Also, CPLDs can be used in more than one design, which lowers the total cost of development.
  • Lower power use: CPLDs use less power than FPGAs and ASICs because their design is more focused and they are smaller. This makes them good for applications where power is limited.
  • Faster Time to Market: Because CPLDs can be programmed, designers can quickly make prototypes and test their designs. This cuts down on development time and speeds up the time it takes for new goods to hit the market.

Examples of Applications Where CPLDs are Commonly Used

CPLDs find applications in various industries and sectors, including:

  • Industrial Control Systems: Control logic is built into programmable logic processors (PLCs) and process automation systems with the help of CPLDs.
  • Communications and Networking: CPLDs are used in routers, switches, and other communication devices to route data, change protocols, and control the network interface.
  • Consumer electronics: CPLDs are used in audio/video processing, display drivers, game consoles, and home control systems.
  • Automotive electronics: CPLDs are used to run the engine, provide entertainment, make sure the car is safe, and figure out what’s wrong with it.
  • Aerospace and Defense: CPLDs are used in avionics, radar, navigation, and secure communications devices.

CPLDs can be used for a wide range of digital circuit design projects because they are flexible and can be programmed. This gives designers the freedom to change and adapt their designs to meet the needs of each project.

Introducing the MAX® II Family

The MAX® II CPLD family is a set of customizable logic devices made by Intel (which used to be called Altera) that give designers of digital circuits a lot of choices. It is designed to offer options that are low-cost and use little power while still being high-performing. Different members of the MAX® II family have different features and skills to meet different design needs.

Features and Benefits of the MAX® II Architecture

The MAX® II architecture has a number of traits that make it flexible and effective, such as:

  • Macrocell Architecture: The MAX® II CPLDs use a macrocell architecture, where each macrocell is a configurable logic block that can be programmed to do different logic tasks. This architecture gives creators the freedom and control they need to build their own logic circuits.
  • Programmable Interconnect: The MAX® II devices have a structure that lets designers make links between macrocells and input and output pins. This is called a “programmable interconnect.” Because of this, messages can be routed according to the needs of the design.
  • Efficient Routing Resources: The MAX® II design has a lot of routing resources, like global and local interconnects, which make it possible for signals to be sent around the device in an efficient way. This improves speed and cuts down on delays in the design’s most important paths.
  • In-System Programmability: MAX® II CPLDs allow in-system programmability, which means that designs can be programmed or reprogrammed even after the device has been soldered onto a PCB. This feature makes it easier to change the design, which speeds up prototyping and improvements during development.
  • Low Power Consumption: The MAX® II family is designed to use as little power as possible, so it can be used in systems that run on batteries or have limited power. The devices use low-power standby modes and have power management tools to use the least amount of power possible when they are in use.

Flexibility and reconfigurability Offered by MAX® II CPLDs

MAX® II CPLDs are very flexible and easy to change, so creators can make changes to their designs as needed. Some important things are:

  • Design Changes: CPLDs in the MAX® II family can be quickly changed by reprogramming the device. This means that expensive and time-consuming redesigns are no longer needed. This lets designers react quickly to changing needs or make small changes to their designs to get the best results.
  • Integration of Functions: MAX® II CPLDs let creators put together more than one function in a single device. CPLD designers can put together logic functions, state machines, counters, and other digital circuits using the macrocell layout and programmable interconnects.
  • Iterative Design Process: MAX® II CPLDs help makers use an iterative design process in which they can program the device, test how it works, and make changes to the design as needed. This iterative method makes it easier to improve the design and gets new goods to market faster.
  • Reusability: MAX® II CPLDs can be used in different systems more than once. With the CPLD’s ability to be reprogrammed, makers can use the same device for different purposes, which saves time and money.

Overall, the MAX® II CPLD family has a strong architecture, uses little power, has a lot of freedom, and can be changed in many ways. Because of these things, it is a popular choice for a wide range of digital circuit designs. It lets designers get the functionality they want while keeping prices and time-to-market to a minimum.

Application Examples

● Industrial Control Systems

The EPM240T100C5N CPLD can be used in industrial control systems to automate and watch processes and deal with problems like complex control algorithms and the need to respond in real time. The benefits include being able to react to changing control needs, combining multiple functions in an efficient way, and using less power.

● Communication and Networking

The EPM240T100C5N CPLD can be used in communication and networking devices to route data, change protocols, and control network interfaces. Managing high-speed data lines and making sure the data is correct are two challenges. The benefits include processing data in real time, being able to adapt to different networking standards, and better speed.

● Consumer electronics

The EPM240T100C5N CPLD is used in audio/video processing, game devices, and systems that control your home. Problems include organizing interfaces and putting together complicated algorithms for multimedia. Some of the benefits are that the functions can be changed, peripheral interfaces can be added, and control can be done in real time.


In conclusion, the MAX® II family’s EPM240T100C5N CPLD provides a remarkably flexible and affordable alternative for digital circuit design. It is the perfect alternative for a variety of applications, including industrial control systems, communication and networking equipment, and consumer electronics, because of its amazing mix of high-speed performance, extensive configuration options, and seamless integration abilities.

Throughout your design process, our professional staff at ICRFQ is on hand to support you should you have any concerns or need assistance. We invite you to learn more about the EPM240T100C5N CPLD’s capabilities and the virtually endless potential it gives to influence the development of digital circuits.

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