Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability, and performance, has made the official announcement of its PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) engineering samples (ES) being available for order. The PolarFire FPGA family provides the lowest power, cost-optimised mid-range devices spanning from 100K logic elements (LEs) to 500K Les.
The PolarFire FPGA ES devices feature 12.7G transceivers and offer up to 50% lower power as compared to the competing mid-range FPGAs. This product family is ideal for a wide array of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense, commercial, and aviation markets, along with industrial automation and IoT markets.
Offering additional design support for customers, Microsemi’s Libero SoC PolarFire Design Suite provides high productivity with its comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development tools for designing with Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGAs. The suite includes a complete design flow with Synopsys SynplifyPro synthesis and Mentor Graphics ModelSim mixed-language simulation as well as Microsemi’s differentiated FPGA debugging suite, SmartDebug.
The SmartDebug tool enables hardware debugging using the inbuilt dedicated signal probe and offers advantages including live on-chip debugging, eliminating extra FPGA resources, reduced FPGA design debug cycles and enabling the read-write capability to LEs and memory blocks.
• 300K LE PolarFire FPGA in an FCG1152 package (MPF300TS-1FCG1152I)
• HPC FMC connector
• 1x SFP+ cage
• IEEE1588 phase-locked loop (PLL)
• SMA connectors for testing of full-duplex 12.7Gbps SerDes channel
• 4GB DDR4 x32 and 2GB DDR3 x16
• PCI Express (x4) edge connector
• 2 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Ethernet using serial gigabit media independent interface (SGMII) on general purpose input/output (GPIO)
• Dual 10/100/1,000 BASE-T PHY (VSC8575) for SyncE and 1588 application
• Power management unit for 1 or 1.05 volt (V) PolarFire FPGA core voltage
• USB to universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) interface
• Embedded programming and debugging using serial peripheral interface (SPI) and Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
• On-board power monitoring
• 2 x 1Gb SPI flash memory
PolarFire 300K LE FPGA devices are available for ES ordering now with standard lead times. PolarFire Evaluation Kit MPF300-EVAL-KIT-ES is available for ordering and shipping now. Libero SoC PolarFire v1.1 SP1 software is available for immediate download.
About PolarFire FPGAs
Microsemi’s new cost-optimized PolarFire FPGAs deliver the industry’s lowest power at mid-range densities with exceptional security and reliability. The product family features 12.7 Gbps transceivers and offer up to 50 percent lower power than competing FPGAs. Densities span from 100K to 500K LEs and are ideal for a wide range of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense and commercial aviation markets, as well as industry 4.0 which includes the industrial automation and internet of things (IoT) markets.
Microsemi Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally.
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