- Lowest Power and Superior Performance
- Smallest Form Factors
- Mid-Range FPGA Platform Optimized for Low Power
- Versatile, Low-Power Multi-Core RISC-V CPU Sub-System
Microchip extends its leadership in low-power FPGAs and SoC FPGAs with the cost-optimized PolarFire® SoC family. PolarFire SoC FPGAs deliver up to 50% lower power than equivalent SRAM SoC FPGAs. PolarFire SoC is built upon the award winning, nonvolatile PolarFire FPGA platform and features a five-core Linux® capable processor subsystem based on the RISC-V ISA.
The RISC-V CPU micro-architecture implementation is a simple 5 stage, single issue, in-order pipeline that doesn’t suffer from the Meltdown and Spectre exploits found in common out-of-order machines. All five CPU cores are coherent with the memory subsystem allowing a versatile mix of deterministic real time systems and Linux in a single multi-core CPU cluster.
With Secure Boot built-in, innovative Linux and real-time modes, a large Flexible L2 memory subsystem and a rich set of embedded peripherals, PolarFire SoC is ideally suited for secure, power-efficient compute in a wide range of applications within smart embedded vision, wireline access networks, cellular infrastructure, aerospace and defense, industrial automation, automotive and Internet of Things (IoT).