RISC-V-based system-on-chip development kit for PolarFire SoC FPGA introduced by Microchip Technology

Oct. 12, 2020
Kit supports the open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) for standardized development that embeds RISC-V technology and uses RISC-V ecosystem.

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Microchip Technology Inc. in Chandler, Ariz., is introducing the RISC-V-based system-on-chip (SoC) field-programmable gate array (FPGA) development kit for PolarFire SoC FPGA-the industry-leading low-power, low-cost, RISC-V-based SoC FPGA.

The kit supports the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) for affordable, standardized development that embeds RISC-V technology and uses the RISC-V ecosystem.

Designers who want to deploy a programmable RISC-V-based SoC FPGA can use the kit to start development and evaluate the broad network of RISC-V ecosystem products such as real-time operating systems (RTOS), debuggers, compilers, system on modules (SOMs) and security solutions.

Microchip's Icicle Kit for PolarFire SoC and Mi-V ecosystem enables PolarFire SoC FPGAs with RISC-V processor complex from SiFive and embedded trace macro from UltraSoC; development tools from Adacore, Green Hills Software, Mentor Graphics and Wind River; commercial RTOS solutions such as Nucleus and VxWorks that complement Microchip's Linux and bare-metal solutions; middleware solutions from DornerWorks, Hex Five, Veridify Security and wolfSSL; and SOM and design services from organizations such as Antmicro, ARIES Embedded, Digital Core Technologies, Emdalo Technologies, Sundance DSP, and Trenz Electronic.

Related: Microchip gives early access for its PolarFire FPGA for efficient, low-power embedded computing applications

The Icicle Kit is built on a 250K Logic Element (LE) PolarFire SoC device and includes a PCIe connector, mikroBUS socket, dual RJ45 connector, Micro-USB connector, CAN bus connector, Raspberry Pi header, JTAG port and SD Card interfaces, which allow developers a full-featured platform for development.

The board is supported by Microchip's fully designed, validated and tested power management and clocking devices, an Ethernet PHY (VSC8662XIC), USB controller (USB3340-EZK-TR) and current sensors (PAC1934T-I/JQ).

For more information contact Microchip Technology online at www.microchip.com.

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