PolarFire’s New FPGA Solution Enables Power, Video and Imaging Applications

February 28, 2019 Katelyn Albani

CHANDLER, AZ. Microchip Technology Inc. released their new PolarFire™ FPGA imaging and video solution, which addresses memory and connectivity resources to achieve high-resolution imaging with rich, vivid detail and FPGAs.

Microchip’s PolarFire FPGAs contribute rich memory and Digital Signal Processor resources as well as offering up to 50 percent lower power than other Static Random-Access Memory based devices.

The new imaging and video solution comes with a complete ecosystem for customers including:

  • comprehensive application-specific hardware
  • optimized intellectual property suite for image processing
  • sample reference designs
  • demonstration designs
  • collateral

The video kit offers bidirectional Mobile Industry Processor Interface, Display Serial Interface, and Serial Digital Interface. The kit also facilitates the evaluation of reference designs for Picture-in-Picture and edge detection with configurable resolution and image signal parameters.

These features enhance the PolarFire FPGA imaging and video solution’s suitability for numerous applications in multiple markets including:

  • surveillance and Internet Protocol cameras
  • automotive and other untethered/mobile use cases
  • machine vision/medical
  • smart home and others in the industrial
  • aerospace/aviation
  • defense markets

“Our PolarFire imaging and video offering serves as a one-stop solution to enable the evaluation of multiple imaging protocols and the development of high-resolution image and video processing applications in thermal, power and space constrained environments,” said Shakeel Peera, vice president of marketing for the FPGA business unit at Microchip’s Microsemi subsidiary. “The kit will also enable a flexible development platform that’s easy to test and design, especially when developing custom intellectual property for applications like stereo video, which have scarce customizable development platforms today.”

For more information, please visit www.microsemi.com/polarfire.

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