Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGA evaluation kit, in distribution
The kit comprises a hardware design platform based on a 300k logic element PolarFire FPGA with DDR4, DDR3 and SPI-flash memory. The onboard FPGA integrates non-volatile FPGA fabric, 12.7 Gbps transceivers, 1.6 Gbps inputs and outputs (I/Os), hardened security IP, and crypto processors. The silicon features power optimization, claiming the lowest static power for mid-range FPGAs, while the Flash*Freeze mode minimises standby power.
The evaluation kit includes 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 on-board embedded FlashPro5 programmer. The kit also ships with a one-year Libero Gold Software License, which includes the Libero SoC PolarFire Design Suite of development tools. The suite integrates industry-standard Synopsys Synplify Pro synthesis and Mentor Graphics ModelSim simulation with best-in-class constraints management and debug capabilities.
The complete kit is priced at €1381.25.