Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Arrow Electronics have announced Arrow’s upcoming training sessions for the new Everest Evaluation Board designed specifically for Microsemi’s recently launched PolarFire mid-range field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Arrow’s booth (4A-340) at Embedded World, the international trade show for embedded systems being held March 14-16 in Nuremberg, Germany, will showcase the lowest power mid-range FPGAs from Microsemi as well as details on how the devices work with Arrow’s Everest Evaluation Board.
Microsemi FPGA technical experts and system architects will provide insight into the differentiated features of PolarFire FPGAs as well as the new Everest Evaluation Board from Arrow. In addition, Embedded World attendees will receive ordering codes and can be the first to receive an Everest PolarFire Evaluation Board at the lowest cost. Only engineers who attend a training session at the show will be able to pre-order the development kit for only $299 compared to the regular price of $499.
“We are excited for Embedded World attendees to see first-hand the unique features of our cost-effective, lowest power, highly secure and reliable mid-range PolarFire FPGAs,” said Ted Marena, director of SoC FPGA marketing at Microsemi. “Arrow’s Everest PolarFire Development Board will enable customers to take advantage of these unique devices and begin designing for applications within a wide range of markets.”
As Embedded World focuses on embedded systems, PolarFire FPGA applications for industry 4.0 as well as those for the broader industrial market will be highlighted at the trade show, including factory automation, industrial Ethernet switches, video and image processing, machine vision, programmable logic controllers, portable test equipment and medical. The devices can also be leveraged within the communications, defense, aerospace and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.
In addition to reducing operational and capital expenditure spend, PolarFire FPGAs can reduce customers’ thermal and carbon footprint. The combination of the new FPGAs and Microsemi’s Libero SoC Design Suite enable a wide range of embedded applications. The low power and security of the FPGAs provide an ideal architecture for customers seeking to protect their intellectual property (IP) and ensure long-term support for their designs. They also feature integrated Athena TeraFire EXP5200B Crypto Co-processors (Suite B capable) and a Cryptography Research Incorporated (CRI) differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasures pass-through license.
“Arrow’s close collaboration with Microsemi enabled our FPGA expert team, utilising Libero SoC Design Suite, to design and develop the PolarFire Everest Evaluation Board,” said David Spragg, vice president of engineering at Arrow. “We look forward to introducing the board details at Embedded World to help support early adopters of Microsemi’s Polarfire FPGAs.”