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【Microsemi】Microsemi社が最も低消費電力でコスト最適化したミッドレンジ「PolarFire」FPGAのエンジニアリング・サンプルを出荷開始。同時にPolarFire評価キットもリリース。


Microsemi社がPolarFIre FPGAのエンジニアリング・サンプル(ES)のリリースを発表いたしました。
PolarFireファミリは100K~500Kのロジック・エレメントを持つ低消費電力、コスト最適化したミッドレンジFPGAです。それに合わせてPolarFire 評価キットも受注開始となっています。加えて、PolarFire開発ツールのLibero SoC PolarFire Design Suite version 1.1 SP1がリリースされており、PolarFire FPGAの設計、評価、試作を開始していただけます。

PolarFire ESデバイスは12.7GbpsのTransceiverを搭載し、競合他社のミッドレンジFPGAよりも最高で50%程度低い消費電力を実現しており、ワイヤレスアクセス・ネットワーク、携帯インフラ、防衛、航空関連のアプリケーションだけでなく、インダストリ4.0やIoTといった分野にも適したデバイスと言えます。
また、PolarFire評価キットは、10Gbイーサネット、IEEE1588、JESD204B、同期イーサネットやCPRIといった高速伝送の評価にも最適です。

Microsemi Announces General Availability of Engineering Samples for its Lowest Power, Cost-Optimized Mid-Range PolarFire FPGAs

Also Announces Availability of PolarFire Kit for Evaluation of Low Power, High Performance Features Platform
ALISO VIEJO, Calif.,June 29, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its PolarFire™ field programmable gate array (FPGA) engineering samples (ES) are available for ordering. The PolarFire FPGA family provides the lowest power, cost-optimized mid-range devices spanning from 100K logic elements (LEs) to 500K LEs. Its PolarFire™ Evaluation Kit, already shipping to key customers, is also available for ordering from the company and its distribution channels. In addition, Microsemi's Libero™ SoC PolarFire Design Suite has been updated with version 1.1 Service Pack 1 enabling design starts for the broad customer base, together with key quick start demonstration designs for rapid evaluation and prototyping.

Microsemi's PolarFire FPGA ES devices, which feature 12.7G transceivers and offer up to 50 percent lower power than competing mid-range FPGAs, have shipped to early access program (EAP) customers since February and are now available for all customers. The FPGA product family is ideal for a wide range of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense and commercial aviation markets, as well as industry 4.0 which includes the industrial automation and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

"After successfully shipping initial ES devices and hardware kits in February to our early access and select tier-one customers for system integration and advanced evaluation, we are pleased to reach another key milestone in the PolarFire family rollout by making ES and a high-performance evaluation platform available to our broader customer base," said Shakeel Peera, senior director of SoC product marketing, at Microsemi. "The release of the evaluation kit allows customers to port complex designs and test out advanced features—including 12 Gbps package protocols, high-speed DDR3/4 memory interfaces and general purpose input/outputs (IOs)—as well as complex signal and waveform processing, all in the industry's lowest power, cost-optimized midrange FPGA."

Multiple demo reference designs are available now with full design files for Libero SoC PolarFire targeting the PolarFire Evaluation Kit, including JESD204B Interface, PCI Express (PCIe) Endpoint, 10GBASE-R Ethernet Loopback, DSP FIR Filter and Multi-Rate Transceiver Demo, with additional reference designs planned over the coming months.

Microsemi's PolarFire Evaluation Kit is a comprehensive platform for evaluating the company's recently introduced PolarFire FPGAs and is well-suited for high-speed transceiver evaluation, 10Gb Ethernet, IEEE™ 1588, JESD204B, Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and CPRI. The solution is also ideal for a wide variety of end markets and applications, including communications (high-speed transceiver evaluation, full-duplex 12.7 Gbps SerDes channel testing, SyncE and 1588 applications, and dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 solutions), industrial (PCIe edge testing, and SyncE and 1588 applications), and aerospace and defense (encryption and root-of-trust, secure wireless communications applications, aircraft networking, and actuation and control). The kit features a high-pin-count FPGA mezzanine card (FMC), numerous surface mount assemblies (SMAs), PCIe, dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules, DDR4 and USB.

Offering additional design support for customers, Microsemi's Libero SoC PolarFire Design Suite provides high productivity with its comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development tools for designing with Microsemi's PolarFire FPGAs. The suite includes a complete design flow with Synopsys SynplifyPro synthesis and Mentor Graphics ModelSim mixed-language simulation with best-in-class constraints management, as well as Microsemi's differentiated FPGA debugging suite, SmartDebug. The SmartDebug tool enables hardware debugging using the in-built dedicated signal probe and offers advantages including live on-chip debugging, eliminating extra FPGA resources, reduced FPGA design debug cycles and enabling read-write capability to LEs and memory blocks. The release of v1.1 SP1 includes faster run time, DDR3 support, and support for advanced 10 Gbps transceiver based protocols, as well as IBIS Algorithmic Modeling Interface (AMI) models for advanced simulation of signal integrity.

Key features of the kit include:

  • HPC FMC connector
  • 1x SFP+ cage
  • IEEE1588 phase-locked loop (PLL)
  • SMA connectors for testing of full-duplex 12.7Gbps SerDes channel
  • 4GB DDR4 x32 and 2GB DDR3 x16
  • PCI Express (x4) edge connector
  • 2 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Ethernet using serial gigabit media-independent interface (SGMII) on general purpose input/output (GPIO)
  • Dual 10/100/1,000 BASE-T PHY (VSC8575) for SyncE and 1588 application
  • Power management unit for 1 or 1.05 volt (V) PolarFire FPGA core voltage
  • USB to universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) interface
  • Embedded programming and debugging using serial peripheral interface (SPI) and Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
  • On-board power monitoring
  • 2 x 1Gb SPI flash memory

Availability
PolarFire 300K LE FPGA devices are available for ES ordering now with standard lead times. PolarFire Evaluation Kit MPF300-EVAL-KIT-ES is available for ordering and shipping now. Libero SoC PolarFire v1.1 SP1 software is available for immediate download. For more information, visit www.microsemi.com/polarfire or email sales.support@microsemi.com.

About PolarFire FPGAs
Microsemi's new cost-optimized PolarFire FPGAs deliver the industry's lowest power at mid-range densities with exceptional security and reliability. The product family features 12.7 Gbps transceivers and offer up to 50 percent lower power than competing FPGAs. Densities span from 100K to 500K LEs and are ideal for a wide range of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense and commercial aviation markets, as well as industry 4.0 which includes the industrial automation and internet of things (IoT) markets.

PolarFire FPGAs' transceivers can support multiple serial protocols, making the products ideal for communications applications with 10Gbps Ethernet, CPRI, JESD204B, Interlaken and PCIe. In addition, the ability to implement serial gigabit Ethernet (SGMII) on GPIO enables numerous 1Gbps Ethernet links to be supported. PolarFire FPGAs also contain the most hardened security IP to protect customer designs, data and supply chain. The non-volatile PolarFire product family consumes 10 times less static power than competitive devices and features an even lower standby power referred to as Flash*Freeze. For more information, visit www.microsemi.com/polarfire.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including statements related to its PolarFire FPGA ES availability, offering the lowest power, cost-optimized mid-range FPGA family spanning from 100K LEs to 500K LEs, with standard lead times; its PolarFire Evaluation Kit, already shipping to key customers, also being available for ordering from the company and its distribution channels; and its Libero SoC PolarFire Design Suite being updated with version 1.1 Service Pack 1 enabling design starts for the broad customer base, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

SOURCE Microsemi Corporation

For further information: EDITORIAL CONTACTS: Farhad Mafie, VP Worldwide Product Marketing, 949-356-2399; Beth P. Quezada, Director, Corporate Communications, 949-380-6102, press@microsemi.com
 

Overview

Announcing General Availability of Engineering Samples for PolarFire™ FPGAs

Libero SoC PolarFire      PolarFire Evaluation Kit

Low Power    Security    Reliability

Cost-optimized Architecture

  • Architecture and process optimizations for 100K/500K LE devices
  • Transceiver performance optimized for 12.7 Gbps, which yields smaller size
  • 1.6 Gbps I/Os—hardened I/O gearing logic with CDR (supports SGMII/GbE links on these GPIOs)
  • Best-in-class high-performance, hardened security IP in mid-range devices

Power Optimization

  • The lowest static power—1/10 static power vs. competing devices
  • Transceiver optimized for 12.7 Gbps, which yields 1/2 the power vs. competing devices
  • Low power Flash*Freeze mode yields best-in-class standby power
  • Integrated hard IP—DDR PHY, PCIe endpoint/root port, crypto processor
  • Total power (static and dynamic)—up to 50% lower power

PolarFire FPGA Architecture

PolarFire FPGAs deliver up to 500K logic elements, 12.7G transceivers at 50% lower power.

 
 

Microsemi's PolarFire Evaluation Kit Microsemi's PolarFire Evaluation Kit offers high-performance evaluation across a broad class of applications. This kit is ideally suited for high-speed transceiver evaluation, 10Gb Ethernet, IEEE1588, JESD204B, SyncE, SATA and more. The kit connections include a high pin count (HPC) FPGA mezzanine card (FMC), numerous SMAs, PCIe, Dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, SFP+ and USB. A 300K logic element (LE) PolarFire FPGA with DDR4, DDR3 and SPI-flash allow a broad class of high-performance designs to be developed.

This kit is targeted for public release in May 2017, for early access contact Microsemi Sales Representative

Kit Contents – MPF300-EVAL-KIT-ES

Quantity Description
1 PolarFire Evaluation Kit Board with MPF300TS-1FCG1152EES Device
1 12V Power Pack/AC Adapter
1 USB 2.0 A male to Mini-B
1 QuickStart Card
1 1 Year Libero Gold Software License included with kit ($995 value)

PolarFire_Eval_kit_call-out

Hardware Features:

  • 300K LE PolarFire FPGA in an FCG1152 Package (MPF300TS-1FCG1152EES)
  • HPC FMC Connector
  • 1x SFP+ Cage
  • IEEE1588 PLL
  • SMA connectors for testing of full-duplex 12.7Gbps SERDES channel
  • 4GB DDR4 x32 and 2GB DDR3 x16
  • PCI Express (x4) Edge Connector
  • 2 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Ethernet using SGMII on GPIO
  • Dual 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY (VSC8575) for SyncE and 1588 application
  • SATA Interface
  • Power Management Unit for 1 or 1.05v PolarFire FPGA core voltage
  • USB to UART Interface
  • Embedded programming and debugging using SPI and JTAG
  • On-board Power Monitoring
  • 2 x 1Gb SPI Flash Memory

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