Patent Number: 8,719,458

Title: Apparatus and methods for communicating with programmable devices

Abstract: A circuit arrangement includes a programmable logic device. The programmable logic device includes configuration logic circuitry. The programmable logic device also includes configurable interconnects. The circuit arrangement further includes a storage device configured to provide data to the programmable logic device. The storage device communicates with the programmable logic device via a bi-directional interface.

Inventors: Xia; Renxin (San Jose, CA), Joyce; Juju (Sunnyvale, CA), Prasad; Nitin (San Jose, CA), Veenstra; Kerry (Santa Cruz, CA), Duwel; Keith (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Altera Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018