Delivering defense-grade security to embedded systems at the edge, Microchip Technology Inc. offers an early access program (EAP) for the PolarFire SoC FPGA. This platform is the first hardened real-time, Linux capable, RISC-V-based microprocessor subsystem on the mid-range PolarFire FPGA family. This platform can be used in communications, defense, medical, and industrial automation applications.
The chip is the industry’s first SoC FPGA with a deterministic, coherent RISC-V CPU cluster and a deterministic L2 memory subsystem, enabling Linux plus real-time applications. The 2 MB memory subsystem can be configured as a cache, scratchpad, or a direct access memory. This means embedded developers get the benefits of Linux in a deterministic architecture in combination with the security and low-power features of the PolarFire FPGA.