Microsemi, the new Microchip subsidiary

Microsemi, which offers semiconductor solutions and systems for the communications, defense and security, aerospace and industrial markets, was acquired by Microchip. The company is based in Aliso Viejo, California, where it produces high-performance and radiation-resistant analog mixed signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; integrated solutions to Microchip’s portfolio.

Polar Fire FPGA

Among the solutions, Microsemi’s new portfolio of FPGAs and Soc FPGAs includes the Polar Fire FPGA series with several advantages:

  • Optimized cost, with the lowest energy consumption in its class
  • 1K to 500K logical elements
  • High speed serial communication with multi-gigabit / multi-protocol transceivers from 250 Mbps to 12.7 Gbps
  • DSP blocks with pre-adders running at 450MHz for 4K2K image signal processing
  • Hi-Speed ​​I / O (HSIO) supporting up to 1600 Mbps DDR4, 1333 Mbps DDR3L, and 1333 Mbps LPDDR3 / DDR3
  • Integrated Cryptographic Processor
  • GPIO with built-in 3.3V CDR support to support SGMII for Gigabit Ethernet
  • Versatile Subsystem with Integrated Multi-Core RISC-V CPU

    Mi-V ecosystem

    The new Microsemi portfolio also includes a set of tools and design features, the Mi-V ecosystem, designed to support and encourage the adoption of RISC-V projects.

    MI-V ecosystem features:

    • First Architecura RISC-V SoC FPGA
    • RISC-V CPUs
    • Enables your own processor implementation using open source ISA (architecture set architecture)
    • Open IP RISC-V architecture and extensive software solutions for embedded systems
    • Implementations available for the PolarFire, RTG4, and IGLOO2 FPGA lines

      SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs

      These flash FPGA devices are ideal for general functions such as Gigabit Ethernet or dual PCI Express control plans, bridge functions, I / O expansion and conversion, video / image processing, system management, and secure connectivity

      Component features:

      • Arm® Cortex®-M3 with embedded flash memory
      • PCIe Gen2 support in 10K logical elements
      • Complete microcontrollable subsystem
      • Up to 150k logical elements, 5MB SRAM and 4MB Envm
      • DDR2 / 3 667 Mbps drivers
      • Integrated DSP processing blocks
      • Typical power consumption up to 7 mW in standby
      • AES256, SHA256 cryptographic protection and NVM data integrity check

      IGLOO2 FPGAs

      Ideal for general functions such as Gigabit Ethernet or dual PCI Express control planes, bridge functions, I / O expansion and conversion, video / image processing, system management, and secure connectivity. Microsemi FPGAs are used in the Communications, Industrial, Medical, Defense and Aviation markets.

      Features:

      • PCIe Gen2 support in 10K logical elements
      • Higher I / Os density
      • 5K to 150K logical elements, 512KB of embedded flash, 2x32K SRAM, 2DMA
      • DDR2 / 3 667 Mbps drivers
      • Integrated DSP processing blocks
      • Typical power consumption up to 7 mW in standby
      • AES256, SHA256 cryptographic protection and NVM data integrity check

      How Microsemi FPGAs can interact with Microchip components:

      To learn more about the architecture and use of the Microsemi components, contact with our specialized team .