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RCHD-PF - Polarfire System on Module

Orchid System on Module featuring Microchip PolarFire® SoC FPGA
667 MHz 5 core RISC-V processor, 23 K to 254 K logic elements FPGA

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High Performance
System on module

  • 5 core RISC-V 667 MHz
  • FPGA up to 254K logic elements
  • up to 8GB RAM
  • up to 64GB eMMC
  • High speed IO
  • Numerous buses and interfaces
  • Real-time signal processing
  • Evaluation board available

Compact System on Module based on Microchip PolarFire® SoC FPGA

  • 667 MHz RISC-V, 5 cores with real-time capability
  • Microchip PolarFire® FPGA, from 23 K to 254 K logic elements
  • Unique combination of RISC-V and FPGA on a single chip
  • Rich connectivity, including high speed IO and 12.7 Gbit/s transceivers
  • Real-time signal processing with hardware offload

Ideal for FPGA-specific

Highly scalable System-on-Module, capable of performant and extremely efficient digital signal processing.

Ideal for FPGA-specific loads like video processing, imaging, artificial intelligence, deep packet inspection, advanced sensor fusion, and Operational Technology systems supervision - all in real-time.

Graphics illustrating various applications of artificial intelligence
Side view of RCHD-PF evaluation board

Evaluation board

Orchid is accompanied by an evaluation board that provides access to most of Orchid’s features in a standard PCIe card form factor.

RCHD-PF Orchid - Specification

SoC Microchip PolarFire® FPGA SoC
CPU Architecture
  • RISC-V, 667 MHz, 5 cores
  • 4x RV64GC application cores
  • 1x RV64IMAC monitor/boot core
  • Performance: 3.125 CoreMarks/MHz, 1.714 DMIPS/MHz
  • Microchip PolarFire® SoC, full coverage of the FCVG484 package:
  • MPFS025T - 23k logic elements
  • MPFS095T - 93k logic elements
  • MPFS160T - 161k logic elements
  • MPFS250T - 254k logic elements
Memory LPDDR4 (512 MB, 1, 2, 4 or 8GB) 1600 MT/s
Mass storage
  • eMMC 5.0 (4-64 GB)
  • NOR Flash memory (32 MB) for FPGA configuration
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet MAC (SGMII interface)
PCIe PCIe 2.0 up to x4
USB 1x USB 2.0 OTG
  • Conclusive Developer Cable connector providing access to:
  • System UART
  • JTAG port
  • System I2C bus
Software support
  • Linux 4.14 to 5.16 and newer
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • U-Boot
  • Buildroot
  • Yocto and other distributions on request
  • FreeBSD 13 on request
  • FreeRTOS
  • Zephyr
Additional features
  • 802.11/b/g/n WiFi with u.fl antenna connector (optional)
  • RTC with external battery back-up
  • 30 high speed differential GPIO / 60 high speed single ended GPIO
  • 32 differential GPIO / 64 single ended GPIO
  • 4 XCVR bidirectional lanes (12.3Gbps)
  • 32MB Flash NOR memory
Operating Temperature –40 °C to 85 °C
Power supply single 3.3V 12A
Dimensions 65x45 mm
Side view of RCHD-PF evaluation board with packaging

RCHD-PFis applicable for

  • Operational Technology and Industrial Control Systems
  • Imaging and Video Processing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Industrial Automation
  • Automotive
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Wireline Access Networks
  • Cellular Infrastructure

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