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Microchip Introduces New PolarFire FPGA and SoC Solution Stacks

Microchip Introduces New PolarFire FPGA and SoC Solution Stacks
  • Microchip Technology introduced nine new FPGA and SoC solution stacks designed for vertical markets.

  • These solution stacks enable rapid deployment of intelligent edge solutions without requiring specialized expertise.

  • Customers have praised PolarFire FPGAs for their small footprint, energy efficiency, and high performance.

Microchip Technology has introduced nine new FPGA and SoC solution stacks, each tailored to meet specific requirements in vertical markets such as industrial edge, smart embedded vision, and edge communications.

Microchip aims to simplify the creation of industrial and communications designs by offering solution stacks that leverage the power efficiency, security, and reliability of PolarFire FPGAs. Companies like Xenics and KAYA Instruments have cited benefits such as small form factor, power efficiency, and energy efficiency in utilizing Microchip's FPGA solution stacks for their products.

In addition to the launch of its industrial edge stack and related tools earlier this year for Open Platform Communications/Unified Architecture (OPC/UA)-based IIoT applications, this increases the total number of PolarFire and SoC solution stacks to ten.

For Smart Embedded Vision:

H.264 compression

CoaXpress among others

For Industrial Edge:

OPC/UA

Motor control

For Edge Communications:

Small Form-factor pluggable optical module

Software-defined radios and others

Customers mentioned several factors for choosing Microchip's FPGA solution stacks. Federic Aubrun, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Xenics, a developer of infrared imaging sensors with products for short-, mid-, and long-wave IR imagers, cores, and cameras, emphasized the significance of size, weight, and power considerations in thermal imaging system design. He stated that Microchip's SmartFusion and PolarFire FPGAs offered the optimal combination of a compact form factor, power efficiency, and processing capabilities while operating within a highly efficient power budget in their current and future product lines.

These solution stacks provide detailed IP, reference designs, development kits, application notes, and demo guides, enabling the deployment of intelligent edge solutions. It stacks cater to the growing demand for quick deployment of intelligent edge solutions without the need for specialized technology knowledge. The solution stacks cover various areas, including H.264 compression, HDMI, serial digital interface, CoaXpress, motor control, OPC/UA, software-defined radios, USXGMII, SFP+ optical modules, and 5G ORAN, providing versatile options for different vertical markets.

Another company, KAYA Instruments, designs industrial-grade imaging equipment, such as small-form-factor, low-power cameras and frame grabbers that deliver high-quality video under ordinary to extreme ambient light conditions.

Michael Yampolsky, Founder and CEO at KAYA, stated,

We use PolarFire FPGAs due to their compact footprint and energy efficiency. Utilizing the most up-to-date CMOS sensor technology, they enable cameras to fit in tight spaces while maintaining high quality, low noise, exceptional dynamic range, and a large feature set. FPGAs on our platform enables us to rapidly bring the most advanced vision technology to market to meet the needs of our customers.

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