POLARFIRE SOC ICICLE KIT FEATURES QUAD CORE 64-BIT RISC-V

PolarFire SoC Icicle Kit is an affordable development tool for Microchip’s PolarFireSoC, a low-power FPGA fused or integrated with a hardened quad-core 64-bit RISC-V microprocessor subsystem. The Icicle tool is the first development panel for the significant Polarfire SoC, which is the world’s first FPGA and Linux-capable RISC-V system in a single chip. If your purpose is to develop cutting edge apps in integrated artificial intelligence, wired networking, or industrial automation, or just trying to explore RISC-V and FPGAs, this Icicle Kit and its rigorous Mi-V niche of tools are the best way to start.

Features & Specs Includes:

  • PolarFire Soc (MPFS250T-FCVG48EES)
    • 1 x RV64IMAC core
    • 4 x RV64GC core
    • 254K logic elements non-volatile fabric
    • 784 x math block (18 x 18)
    • 4 x 12.7 Gbps SEDES
    • Secure boot
  • Memory
    • 2GB LPDDR4 x 32
  • Storage
    • 1 Gb SPI flash
    • 8 GB Emmc flash or SD card slot (multiple)
  • Networking
    • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Expansion Interfaces
    • Raspberry Pi-compatible 40-pin header
    • mikroBUS socket
    • PCIe gen2
    • Micro USB 2.0 Hi Speed OTG
    • 4 x UART (via sinle micro USB)
    • 2 x CAN
    • SPI
    • I²C
  • Power
    • 12 VDC / 5 A  barrel jack input
    • On/Off switch
    • I²C power monitoring measuring four power rails
  • User Interfaces
    • 4 x User push button
    • 4 x User LED
    • 4 x Power status LED
  • Programming and Debugging
    • UART vis micro USB
    • Onboard JTAG connector or embedded FlashPro6 (multiplexed)
    • 52 x test points

The Icicle tool is based on Microchip’s Polar SoC (MPFS250T-FCVG48EES), which is a system-on-chip that uses the effective PolarFire FPGA and a five-core RISC-V microprocessor subsystem together. According to the official PolarFire Soc document, the PolarFire® SoC FPGA family offers an unmatched combo of low power use, heat efficient, and defense-grade security for smart connected systems. This kit is the first system on chip (SoC) field-programmable gate array (FPGA) having an established, well organized RISC-V CPU cluster and a deterministic L2 memory subsystem which is compatible with Linux and real-time apps. PolarFire SoC device offers up to 50% lower energy than alt FPGAs, ranging from 25K to 460K  logic elements (LEs) featuring transceivers.

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