Aries, Emdalo team on RISC-V FPGA module

Aries, Emdalo team on RISC-V FPGA module

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By Nick Flaherty

Aries Embedded in Germany has teamed up with Emdalo Technologies in Ireland to develop embedded modules based on Microchip’s PolarFire RISC-V SoC and FPGA architecture.

Aries has used the PolarFire FPGA architecture, which includes multiple embedded RISC-V processors, for its M100PF and M100PFS system-on-modules (SoM). These are already used in a wide range of applications, including smart embedded vision, industrial automation, communications, and IoT.

The M100PF SoM family implements the PolarFire FPGA and spans from 100K logic elements (LEs) to 300K LEs. It features 12.7G transceivers and offers up to 50 percent lower power than competing mid-range FPGAs.

The M100PFS SoM integrates a hardened real-time, Linux capable, RISC-V-based MPU subsystem on the mid-range PolarFire SoC-FPGA family, bringing low power consumption, thermal efficiency, and defense grade security to embedded systems.

The RISC-V CPU micro-architecture implementation is a simple 5 stage, single issue, in-order pipeline that doesn’t suffer from the Meltdown and Spectre exploits found in common out-of-order machines.

For a quick and easy project start, Aries Embedded provides evaluation platforms for both SoMs.

Emdalo in Shannon specialises in embedded firmware for a variety of microprocessors and microcontrollers in ASICs and FPGAs for clients across North America, Ireland and the UK.

It has previously developed IIoT firmware that combined a low-power WiFi solution with a low-power ARM MCU integrated with a partner’s cloud services, as well as highly-reliable firmware components for an existing code framework, targeting various avionics applications.

“The PolarFire SoC combines a high-performance 64-bit RISC-V multicore processor subsystem with low-power FPGA technology,” said Andreas Widder, Managing Director of Aries Embedded. “In Emdalo Technologies, we’re excited to have an extraordinarily experienced, qualified partner in order to jointly further this future-ready technology.”

Ivan Griffin, Director at Emdalo Technologies, added: “Our cooperation with ARIES Embedded perfectly fits with our focus on delivering excellent solutions in embedded systems, machine learning, AI, information security, and IIoT applications. We’re proud to provide intelligent software for Aries Embedded’s high-performance system-on-modules with PolarFire inside.”;

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