ARIES Embedded will display the new M100PF System-on-Module (SoM) based on Microchip’s PolarFire FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) family at Embedded World from February 26 to 28, 2019 in Nuremburg, Germany. At stand 441 in hall 3A, the embedded specialist will also introduce the complementary evaluation platform M100PFEVP, which delivers a fast and easy project start for customers.
For industrial use, the system-on-module allows an expanded temperature range, from 0° to +70°C up to -40° to +85°C. On the ARIES SoM, the PolarFire FPGAs provide 100k, 192k, or 300k logic elements (LE) and feature 12.7G transceivers with up to 50 percent lower power consumption. The 256 Mbit configuration storage, the DDR3 RAM (512 Mbit, 1 or 2 Gbit), as well as 4 to 64 Gbit eMMC NAND Flash allow the development of complex high performance designs. Further features of the 72 by 40 mm small SoMs are: 8 SerDes with 250 Mbps to 12.5 Gbps, 2 PCI express Gen2 end points/root port slots, rich user I/O, and 2 Samtec QSH-090-01-F-D-A board-to-board connectors.
ARIES Embedded provides the corresponding evaluation platform M100PFEVP for a smooth and fast project start. It enables customers to evaluate the PolarFire FPGA, realize prototypes and even use the FPGA in series production. The evaluation board contains 2 gigabit Ethernet, USB, and 4 DSub9 interfaces for CAN, RS232, and others, in addition to Pmod and HSMC extension connectors and a microSD card slot. The M100PFEVP starter kit includes the M100PVEVP baseboard, M100PF-1DB storage extensions, a 7-inch touchscreen, and power supply.