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Empower Innovation with Numato Lab's EagleCore™ PolarFire® SoC FPGA SOM

Developers who have struggled with limited computing power will now be able to harness their full creative potential and achieve unprecedented performance thanks to the Microchip PolarFire® RISC-V System-on-Chip (SoC)-based System On Module (SOM).

Unleash Your Potential with Cutting-Edge Compact Computing

Imagine a world where innovation knows no bounds, where developers can break free from the constraints of limited computing power. Just as a tiny seed holds the potential to grow into a mighty tree, the EagleCore™ PolarFire® RISC-V SoC-based System On Module (SOM) is poised to revolutionize low-powered applications. This groundbreaking product from Numato Lab combines Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) logic density surpassing a Quarter-Million, high-speed IOs, scalability, defense grade security and a hardened microprocessor subsystem to redefine the possibilities in compact computing.

A Journey to Unprecedented Performance

In this blog post, we will explore the capabilities of the EagleCore PolarFire SOM and discover how it empowers developers to achieve remarkable performance in their projects. Whether you are a seasoned developer or just starting your journey, this blog post will equip you with the knowledge and insights to harness the full potential of this innovative solution.

Background of Compact Computing

To fully appreciate the significance of the EagleCore PolarFire SOM, let's delve into the context and background of compact computing. Over the years, embedded systems have evolved to become smaller, more efficient and capable of handling complex tasks. We will explore the trends, history and advancements that have led us to the present moment where the PolarFire SoC stands as a testament to the progress we have made in this field.

The Power of EagleCore PolarFire SOM

  • FPGA Logic Density: Fuelling Innovation with Unparalleled Design Flexibility

SOM boasts an impressive FPGA logic density ranging from 23K to 254K LEs, enabling developers to implement complex designs and advanced functionalities.

  • Hardened Microprocessor Subsystem: High-Performance Processing at Your Fingertips

Equipped with a Quad Core RISC-V microprocessor and 4GB Low Power DDR4 RAM, the EagleCore SOM delivers high-performance processing, efficient multitasking and ample memory for data-intensive tasks. Say goodbye to sluggish systems and embrace the responsiveness and smooth performance offered by this powerful solution.

  • Versatile High-Speed IOs: Seamlessly Connect and Control

The wide array of high-speed IO options offered by the EagleCore SOM allows for seamless integration with peripheral devices. With 4 x MGTs @12.5Gbps, 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interfaces, TPM, 2 x SPI interfaces, 5 x UART interfaces, 100+ GPIOs, 2 x I2C interfaces, QSPI and eMMC 5.1, developers can easily exchange data, control external devices and interface with various peripherals.

  • Scalability: Tailored Performance for Every Project

Recognizing that every project has unique requirements, the EagleCore PolarFire SoC FPGA SOM offers a range of configurations, from 23K LEs to 254K LEs. This scalability ensures optimal performance and resource utilization, allowing developers to choose the configuration that best aligns with their specific project needs.

  • Form Factor: Compact Sized, 72mm x 54mm

Development Kit Image & Wiring Diagram

Empowering Industries with EagleCore PolarFire SOM

The SOM finds its applications across a wide range of industries, redefining what is possible in compact computing:

  • Edge Computing: Real-time data processing at the network edge with compact size, low power consumption and FPGA capabilities.

  • Industrial Automation: Precise control and communication in complex manufacturing environments through high-speed IOs and scalability.

  • Internet of Things (IoT): Seamless connectivity, data processing, data security and sensor integration with low-power characteristics and versatile IOs.

  • Robotics and Drones: Advanced control, real-time communication and efficient data processing enabled by FPGA logic density and high-speed IOs.

  • Automotive Systems: Reliable communication and control in vehicles through robust communication interfaces like CAN.

  • Medical Devices: Connectivity, data acquisition and processing in healthcare applications facilitated by the compact form factor and low power consumption.

  • Communications and Networking: Fast and reliable data transfer and network connectivity with high-speed IOs, including 1G/10G Ethernet.

Liberate Your Potential with the Game-Changing RISC-V Architecture

Embracing the open standard RISC-V architecture provides numerous advantages that make the EagleCore PolarFire SOM a game-changer in the industry:

  • Openness and Collaboration: Encourages innovation, customization and contribution from developers worldwide to contribute enhancements, leading to accelerated advancements.

  • Flexibility and Customization: Modular design allows tailoring to specific requirements, promoting hardware and software co-design. This flexibility allows for optimized solutions in diverse application domains.

  • Cost-Efficiency: Eliminates licensing fees, reducing development and deployment costs.

  • Enhanced Security: Transparent design and community scrutiny enhance security measures.

  • Future-Proofing: Extensible nature ensures compatibility with future enhancements, ensuring longevity and competitiveness in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Unmatched Quality and Support with Numato Lab

At Numato Lab, we are committed to delivering the highest quality products, providing timely delivery and offering excellent customer service. We strive to ensure that our customers receive reliable and efficient products manufactured using the highest quality components and materials. With our dedicated team of experts ready to assist you, we are here to support you at every step of your journey.

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Upgrade your embedded systems with the EagleCore PolarFire RISC-V SoC-based SOM and unlock new realms of possibilities in compact computing. Experience the groundbreaking FPGA logic density, hardened microprocessor subsystem, versatile IOs, scalability and the advantages of the RISC-V architecture. Embrace a future where innovation knows no bounds.

The EagleCore PolarFire SOM is expected to be launched and available for delivery starting from January 2024.

Samuel M, Global Marketing Manager at Numato Lab, Oct 19, 2023

Tags/Keywords: Industrial and IoT

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