1–2Chapter 1:CycloneIV Device Datasheet
Absolute Maximum Ratings
Absolute maximum ratings define the maximum operating conditions for CycloneIVdevices. The values are based on experiments conducted with the device andtheoretical modeling of breakdown and damage mechanisms. The functionaloperation of the device is not implied at these conditions.Table1–1lists the absolutemaximum ratings for CycloneIV devices.
Conditions beyond those listed inTable1–1cause permanent damage to the device.Additionally, device operation at the absolute maximum ratings for extended periodsof time have adverse effects on the device.
Maximum Allowed Overshoot or Undershoot Voltage
During transitions, input signals may overshoot to the voltage shown inTable1–2andundershoot to –2.0 V for a magnitude of currents less than 100mA and for periodsshorter than 20ns.Table1–2lists the maximum allowed input overshoot voltage andthe duration of the overshoot voltage as a percentage over the lifetime of the device.The maximum allowed overshoot duration is specified as a percentage of high-timeover the lifetime of the device.
A DC signal is equivalent to 100% duty cycle. For example, a signal that overshoots to4.2 V can only be at 4.2 V for 10.74% over the lifetime of the device; for a devicelifetime of 10 years, this amounts to 10.74/10ths of a year.
Absolute Maximum Ratings for CycloneIV Devices
Core voltage, PCI Express
) hard IPblock, and transceiver physical coding sublayer(PCS) power supply–0.51.8VV
locked loop (PLL) analog power supply–0.53.75VV
PLL digital power supply–0.51.8VV
I/O banks power supply–0.53.9VV
Differential clock input pins power supply–0.53.9VV
Transceiver output buffer power supply–0.52.625VV
Transceiver physical medium attachment (PMA)and auxiliary power supply–0.52.625VV
Transceiver PMA and auxiliary power supply–0.51.8VV
DC input voltage–0.53.95VI
DC output current, per pin–2540mAT
Operating junction temperature–40125°C
(1)Supply voltage specifications apply to voltage readings taken at the device pins with respect to ground, not at thepower supply.