Specialist for embedded services and products, ARIES Embedded, will display the new M100PF System-on-Module (SoM) based on Microchip's PolarFire FPGA family at embedded world 2019. At stand 441 in hall 3A ARIES Embedded will also introduce the complementary evaluation platform M100PFEVP, which delivers a fast and easy project start for customers.
"Our new M100PF board provides the full flexibility of the popular FPGAs for demanding applications in industrial and medical technology," stated Andreas Widder, Managing Director of ARIES Embedded. "PolarFire captivates with up to 50 percent lower power consumption than competing FPGAs, at mid-range densities with exceptional safety and reliability." With the SoM, ARIES Embedded extends the FPGA functionality with RAM, Flash, Clocking and additional features.
For industrial use, the system-on-module allows an expanded temperature range, from zero to +70°C up to -40 to +85°C. On the ARIES SoM, the PolarFire FPGAs provide 100, 192, or 300k logic elements (LE) and feature 12.7G transceivers with up to 50% lower power consumption. The 256 Mbit configuration storage, the DDR3 RAM (512Mbit, one or two gigabit), as well as four to 64Gbit eMMC NAND Flash allow the development of complex high performance designs.
Further features of the 72x40mm small SoMs are: eight SerDes with 250Mbps to 12.5Gbps, two PCI express Gen2 end points/root port slots, rich user I/O, and two Samtec QSH-090-01-F-D-A board-to-board connectors.
ARIES Embedded provides the corresponding evaluation platform M100PFEVP to help facilitate a smooth and fast project start. It enables customers to evaluate the PolarFire FPGA, realise prototypes and even use the FPGA in series production. The evaluation board contains two gigabit Ethernet, USB, and four 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 seven inch touchscreen, and power supply.