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New Evaluation Kit has Power Optimization with Low Static Power

18 August 2017

Source: Mouser ElectronicsSource: Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics is now offering the PolarFire™ Evaluation Kit from Microsemi. The kit allows designers to evaluate the PolarFire field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) product family. The flash-based PolarFire FPGAs deliver 100 K to 500 K logic elements at up to 50 percent lower power consumption than the SRAM-based FPGAs, as well as best-in-class security and reliability.

The Microsemi PolarFire Evaluation Kit provides a hardware design platform that is based on a 300 K logic element PolarFire FPGA with DDR4, DDR3 and SPI-flash memory. The onboard FPGA integrates reliable non-volatile FPGA fabric, 12.7 Gbps transceivers, 1.6 Gbps inputs and outputs (I/Os), hardened security IP and crypto processors. The silicon has power optimization with the lowest static power for mid-range FPGAs and the Flash*Freeze mode yields best-in-class standby power.

The evaluation kit has SMA connectors for testing the transceiver channel, high pin count FPGA mezzanine card, x4 PCIe edge connector, dual Gigabit Ethernet connectors and programming using an onboard embedded FlashPro5 programmer. The kit provides high-performance evaluation for many applications like industrial automation, cellular infrastructure, security, imaging, video and USB.

The kit ships with a one-year Libero Gold Software License and includes the Libero SoC PolarFire Design Suite of comprehensive development tools. The suite integrates industry-standard Synopsys Synplify Pro® synthesis and Mentor Graphics ModelSim® simulation with constraints management and debug capabilities.

To learn more about this development kit, visit Mouser.

To contact the author of this article, email Siobhan.Treacy@ieeeglobalspec.com


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