I'm developing a new board that we need to get into production (not massive quantities) in the next few weeks.
I'd happily use one of the newer MAX devices (e.g. MAX V) if I could buy any.........
I don't need masses of gates a quick build of the logic indicates around 72 macrocells are required. I don't need loads of pins (about 24) so a 100 pin device is exceptionally wasteful.
So I looked at my suppliers stock and found the EPM7128BUC49 which is a MAX700B device with 128 Macrocells in a UFBGA 49 pin package. It's available in sufficient quantity for the current build quantity requirements. We'll update to a later device in slow time when the current urgent requirement has gone away.
To be able to build for the MAX700B series I've had to go back to Quartus 13.1 (that's the latest version that supports MAX7000 devices).
I then set the device family to MAX700B, set the footprint to UFBGA but the only pin count available is 169 pins. Where is the 49 pin option.
Is there a later version of the max_web-188.8.131.52.qdz file that includes this device.
Any suggestions appreciated.