Microchip PolarFire SoC FPGA Icicle Kit
MPFS-ICICLE-KIT-ES Development kit supports rapid prototyping with the PolarFire® SoC FPGA
Microchip has introduced a new SoC Icicle Kit, which provides a rich application environment for evaluation of the features of its PolarFire® SoC FPGA.
The Icicle kit, which has the orderable part number MPFS-ICICLE-KIT-ES, enables evaluation of the PolarFire SoC FPGA’s five-core RISC-V microprocessor sub-system, innovative Linux® operating environment, real-time, low-power capabilities and its rich set of peripherals. These sophisticated features make the PolarFire SoC ideally suited to secure, reliable and power-efficient computing functions across a wide range of applications, including imaging and vision functions which use artificial intelligence.
The Microchip PolarFire SoC Icicle kit’s main board includes LPDDR4 DRAM, SPI Flash non-volatile memory and eMMC storage to enable the PolarFire FPGA to run the Linux operating system off-the-shelf. The MPFS-ICICLE-KIT-ES is also supplied with a multi-rail power sensor to monitor multiple power domains. A PCIe root port and Raspberry Pi and mikroBUS expansion ports, alongside a number of wired connectivity options, support quick system prototyping using a wide choice of peripheral function boards.
Microchip’s MPFS-ICICLE-KIT-ES: Multiple interfaces to expansion boards and serial data connections
The PolarFire SoC Icicle kit Includes:
PolarFire SoC Icicle Kit Features
PolarFire SoC Icicle Kit Applications
PolarFire SoC: The Low-Power, High-Security, Multi-Core FPGA
The PolarFire® SoC FPGA family offers a combination of low power consumption, thermal efficiency and defense-grade security for smart, connected systems.
The PolarFire is the first system-on-chip FPGA to feature a deterministic, coherent RISC-V CPU cluster and a deterministic L2 memory sub-system, enabling the execution of real-time functions on a Linux® operating platform.
Built on the mid-range, low-power PolarFire FPGA architecture, the PolarFire SoC devices can consume 50% less power than alternative FPGAs. They are available in versions featuring between 25,000 and 460,000 logic elements. They include 12.7Gbits/s transceivers.
Security features of the PolarFire SoC FPGA include:
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