Microchip Technology announced the release of the Icicle Development Kit for PolarFire (SoC) FPGAs, what they are calling the first RISC-V-based SoC FPGA development kit. It brings together a wide range of Mi-V partners to help speed design deployment.
Per a company press release, Icicle Kit for PolarFire SoC and Mi-V ecosystem enables PolarFire SoC FPGAs with:
- RISC-V processor complex from SiFive and embedded trace macro from UltraSoC
- Development tools from Adacore, Green Hills Software, Mentor Graphics and Wind River
- Commercial RTOS solutions such as Nucleus and VxWorks that complement Microchip’s Linux® and bare-metal solutions
- Middleware solutions from DornerWorks, Hex Five, Veridify Security and wolfSSL
- SOM and design services from organizations such as Antmicro, ARIES Embedded, Digital Core Technologies, Emdalo Technologies, Sundance DSP, and Trenz Electronic
As mentioned, the kit is based on a 250K LE PolarFire SoC. It also includes a PCle connector, a mikroBUS socket, a dual RJ45 connector, a micro-USB connector, a CAN bus connector, a Raspberry Pi header, a JTAG port, and an SD card interface.
Further, the board is supported by an Ethernet PHY (VSC8662XIC), USB controller (USB3340-EZK-TR), and current sensors (PAC1934T-I/JQ).
For more information, visit www.microchip.com.
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