Power Semiconductors

Microchip unveils new FPGAs for edge compute systems

12 August 2021
The devices can be used in applications where power consumption must be low but also with a small thermal footprint. Source: Microchip

Microchip Technology Inc. has introduced new field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and FPGA system-on-chip (SoC) devices targeted at edge compute systems.

The new PolarFire FPGAs and FPGA SoCs are designed to keep power consumption low while offering a small thermal footprint to eliminate fans and other heat mitigation while at the same time providing enough horsepower to meet the demands of these systems.

The FPGA architecture is a hardened application class RISC-V processor complex with 2 MB of L2 cache and low-power DDR4 memory support. The devices include 25K logic elements for the multi-core RISC-V SoC and 50K logic elements for the FPGA.

The devices can be used in low-power smart embedded vision applications and thermally constrained segments such as automotive, industrial automation, communications, defense and internet of things systems.

The PolarFire devices provide plug-and-play solutions for power and timing designs and are complemented by complete systems for embedded edge compute applications.

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