Ecosystem enables customers to quickly ramp products from prototypes to production

14-06-2022 | Microchip Technology | Semiconductors

Microchip Technology Inc announces the production qualification for the MPFS250T and the previously announced MPFS025T. It also reveals that its Mi-V ecosystem continues to streamline RISC-V adoption while allowing a new class of smaller, more power-efficient and less costly industrial, IoT and other edge-compute products.

"We now have a large funnel of customers who have designed in the PolarFire SoC family with our suite of Mi-V tools and solutions," said Shakeel Peera, vice president of marketing for Microchip's FPGA business unit. "These customers have developed innovative products that bring best-in-class solutions to market with superior thermal and power efficiency and unprecedented compute capability in small form factors. We are now writing a new chapter in the history of RISC-V with the availability of production-qualified SoC PolarFire devices."

PolarFire SoC FPGAs offers new configurable processing opportunities with hardened real-time, Linux-capable RISC-V-based microprocessor subsystem on a fast FPGA fabric, backed by the company's commitment to a product roadmap and long-term availability. The SoC's innovation allows new solutions to challenges such as improving computational power efficiency, providing compute acceleration at the network edge, and delivering unmatched capabilities for communications, defence, medical and industrial automation applications.

The ecosystem is equally important to RISC-V adoption, spanning a wide variety of IP, hardware, operating systems, debuggers, middleware, compilers and design services. More than 24 partners are working with it to continuously expand this low-cost evaluation platform and speed design deployment over various industries.

"Microchip's PolarFire SoC FPGA and Mi-V ecosystem provide an excellent platform to evaluate a Linux-capable multicore RISC-V-based SoC," said Calista Redmond, CEO – RISC-V International. "The market now has a production-qualified RISC-V solution to procure and adopt in their designs. The FPGA fabric is an innovative platform that enables hardware acceleration for system design."