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Microchip's PolarFire SoC Discovery Kit to develop embedded processing and compute acceleration systems

CHANDLER, Arizona. Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP) has released the PolarFire SoC Discovery Kit, a development kit for embedded processing and computing acceleration.

The kit includes a quad-core RISC-V application-class RISC-V processor supporting Linux, a set of peripherals and 95K low-power and high-performance FPGA logic elements. The PolarFire SoC Discovery Kit enables rapid application concept testing, embedded software development, programming and debugging of custom code.

The Discovery Kit is based on the PolarFire MPFS095T SoC FPGA, which has an embedded microprocessor subsystem consisting of a quad-core 64-bit processor based on the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). The large L2 memory subsystem can be configured for performance or deterministic operation and supports asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) mode. The board supports Microchip's Mi-V ecosystem, has a MikroBUS expansion connector for Click Boards expansion boards and a 40-pin Raspberry Pi connector, as well as a MIPI video connector. The expansion boards can be controlled using I2C and SPI protocols. An FP5 embedded programmer is included for programming and debugging the FPGA die, as well as firmware development.