AEC-Q100 Qualified Military Grade PolarFire FPGA for Power and Space Constrained Applications

PolarFire Field Programmable Gate Arrays
PolarFire Field Programmable Gate Arrays
PolarFire Field Programmable Gate Arrays

The new PolarFire Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) qualified for both the Automotive Electronics Council Q100 (AEC-Q100) specification Grade T2 (-40°C to 125°C TJ) and military temperature grade (-40°C to 125°C TJ) is now ready to be shipped by Microchip Technologies. These offerings extend Microchip’s low-power leadership as a supplier of FPGAs for diverse high-reliability markets.


PolarFire FPGAs offer up to 50% lower power than competing solutions and the family of devices pan from 100K Logic Elements (LEs) to 500K LEs and feature 12.7G transceivers. It also offers on-chip security features that enable secure communication, an encrypted bitstream, and a cryptographically secured supply chain, ensuring tamper-proof solutions for these market segments.


The new device doesn’t require fans and in some cases, it doesn’t even need heatsinks; this simplifies the thermal design of the system and saves a lot of space. Libero SoC Design Suite, the development tool for designing with Microchip’s FPGAs and SoCs, now supports both AEC-Q100 and military-temperature-grade FPGAs today.


The PolarFire automotive and military-grade FPGAs are supported by development boards, Microchip’s Libero software tool suite, VectorBlox Accelerator Software Development Kit and IP, plus Microchip’s High-Level Synthesis (HLS) tool for edge compute solutions.


Features of PolarFire FPGAs

  • Cost-optimized, lowest power in their class
  • 250 Mbps to 12.7 Gbps transceivers
  • 100K to 500K LEs, up to 33 MB RAM
  • Best-in-class security and exceptional reliability
  • Deterministic, coherent 64-bit multi-core RISC-V CPU
  • 25K to 460K LEs featuring 12.7 Gbps transceivers
  • Up to 50% lower power than alternatives
  • Immune to configuration upsets


Note: More technical information can be found in the PolarFire FPGA Datasheet linked at the bottom of this page and on the product page of PolarFire FPGA.

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