Microsemi’s PolarFireTM Evaluation Kit: Get a Jumpstart on Developing Compelling, Market-Ready FPGA Designs

Take a closer look at Microsemi’s PolarFire Evaluation Kit. It includes everything that you’ll need to get a jumpstart on developing compelling, market-ready FPGA designs.

Your design will benefit from our heritage in serving some of the most demanding applications on earth (and beyond). From space exploration to communications to industrial automation to aerospace. Our FPGA approach is battle-tested and proven. And with our newest PolarFire FPGAs addressing a sweet spot for mid-range density and low power, they open new avenues for attacking the latest design challenges in 5G wireless, video analytics, industrial IoT, industry 4.0 and deep learning AI.

With over half a century of leadership in commercial aviation and defense markets, Microsemi addresses mission life and mission critical security like no other FPGA vendor. Microsemi FPGAs are selected for the most demanding applications, where performance matters, reliability is vital and security is non-negotiable. PolarFire FPGAs offer high bandwidth radio and image signal processing capabilities at a fraction of the power of alternative approaches. PolarFire FPGAs also deliver best in class anti-tamper and data security capabilities.

Our PolarFire FPGAs have been honored with numerous awards including 2017 ‘Product of the Year’ by both Electronic Products magazine and 21ic.com/Electronic Products China.

What’s in it for you?

Microsemi’s PolarFire Evaluation Kit offers high-performance evaluation across a broad class of applications. This kit is ideally suited for high-speed transceiver evaluation, 10Gb Ethernet, PCIe, IEEE1588, JESD204B, SyncE, CPRI, RISC-V and many more.

The kit connections include a high pin count (HPC) FPGA mezzanine card (FMC), numerous SMAs, PCIe, Dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, SFP+ and USB. A 300K logic element (LE) PolarFire FPGA with DDR4, DDR3 and SPI-flash allow a broad class of high-performance designs to be developed.

The PolarFire FPGA Evaluation Kit hardware features include:

•300K LE PolarFire FPGA in an FCG1152 Package (MPF300TS-1FCG1152EES)
•HPC FMC Connector
•1x SFP+ Cage
•IEEE 1588 PLLs and Software
•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 SGMII on GPIO
•Dual 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY (VSC8575) for SyncE and 1588 application
•SATA Interface
•Power Management Unit for 1 or 1.05v PolarFire FPGA core voltage
•USB to UART Interface
•Embedded programming and debugging using SPI and JTAG
•On-board Power Monitoring
•2 x 1Gb SPI Flash Memory

Check out the unboxing video for our PolarFire FPGA Evaluation Kit here:

Our World-Class Design Suite is Included

By purchasing the PolarFire FPGA Evaluation Kit, you will also receive a 1-year Libero Gold License.

Microsemi’s Libero SoC design suite offers high productivity with its comprehensive, easy-to-learn, easy-to-adopt development tools that are used for designing with Microsemi’s power-efficient PolarFire devices. The suite integrates industry-standard Synopsys Synplify Pro synthesis and Mentor Graphics ModelSim simulation with best-in-class constraints management, debug capabilities, timing analysis, power analysis, secure production programming, and push button design flow.

Start your next design by ordering a PolarFire FPGA Evaluation Kit today. Click here now to order!

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