Company: Microchip Technology
Category: Engineering Development/Design Tool of the Year
Microchip’s Icicle Development Kit is the industry’s first low-cost development kit for PolarFire® SoC Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to be based on RISC-V based System on Chip (SoC) technology.
Designers who want to deploy a programmable RISC-V-based SOC FPGA can now start development and evaluate the broad network of RISC-V ecosystem products such as Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS), debuggers, compilers, System On Modules (SOMs) and security solutions.
The Icicle Kit for PolarFire SoC FPGAs is ideally suited for smart embedded imaging, IoT, industrial automation, defense, automotive and communication applications.
The Microchip Icicle Kit is a full-featured development platform based on a 250K Logic Element (LE) PolarFire SoC device and includes a PCIe® connector, mikroBUS™ socket, dual RJ45 connector, Micro-USB connector, CAN bus connector, Raspberry Pi® header, JTAG port and SD Card interfaces.
This low-cost evaluation platform gives embedded engineers, software designers and hardware developers a vehicle to implement designs that use the benefits of the open RISC-V ISA combined with Microchip’s best-in-class form factors, thermals and low-power characteristics of PolarFire SoC FPGA.
The Mi-V RISC-V Partner Ecosystem is a continuously expanding, comprehensive suite of tools and design resources developed by Microchip and numerous third parties to fully support RISC-V designs.