Altera and The MathWorks Showcase Their End-to-End Military DSP Development Capabilities
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Altera and The MathWorks Showcase Their End-to-End Military DSP Development Capabilities

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 6, 2009— Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced its "Military, Aerospace and Defense DSP Productivity Seminars" that will be presented jointly by representatives from Altera and The MathWorks. Seminar attendees learn how leveraging an Altera® and The MathWorks DSP development flow enables military and aerospace designers to improve their DSP design productivity and reduce engineering costs. The seminars are held on location at customer facilities throughout North America and Europe.

"The close collaboration between The MathWorks and Altera allows us to deliver a workflow that supports the demanding DSP hardware requirements of military and aerospace designers," said Ken Karnofsky, signal processing and communications marketing director, The MathWorks. "The joint productivity seminars demonstrate firsthand how customers are using Model-Based Design for Altera FPGAs to reduce errors and streamline the overall development lifecycle."

During the seminar, the two companies will present their end-to-end tool flow for algorithm modeling, simulation and implementation of sophisticated military and aerospace applications in Altera FPGAs. Altera will also present its long-range DSP technical roadmap and support plan.

As part of the seminar, Altera and The MathWorks highlight their DSP development flow by demonstrating an advanced-sensor front-end design example that delivers sustained 175-GMACS performance and a system clock rate of 350 MHz in a Stratix® IV GX FPGA. This highly optimized, high-performance system was developed using The MathWorks Simulink design tool and Altera's DSP Builder Advanced Blockset.

"Altera continues to make the necessary investments in our products and technologies to meet the requirements of 21st-century military DSP designs," said Amr El-Ashmawi, senior business unit manager of Altera's military/aerospace market. "Our relationship with The MathWorks allows us to offer military and aerospace engineers the DSP development resources needed to be as productive as possible when designing advanced military systems."

For more information on the "Military, Aerospace and Defense DSP Productivity Seminars," contact your local Altera sales representative or visit For more information on Altera's military DSP solutions, visit

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