The Altera Cyclone FPGA family is the low-cost FPGA performance leader, outperforming the Xilinx Spartan-3 family by an average of 70.2% when comparing the fastest speed-grade devices for both families. Even the slowest speed-grade Cyclone devices have an average of 29.6% performance advantage over the fastest speed-grade Spartan-3 devices, according to our benchmark results, clearly making the Cyclone FPGA family the performance leader.

This white paper demonstrates the Cyclone family performance leadership by presenting complete benchmark data and a detailed analysis.