PolarFire FPGA


PolarFire FPGAs deliver the industry’s lowest power at mid-range densities with exceptional security and reliability. The product family spans from 100K logic elements (LEs) to 500K LEs, features 12.7G transceivers and offers up to 50% lower power than competing mid-range FPGAs. The devices are ideal for a wide range of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense and commercial aviation markets, as well as industrial automation and IoT markets.


  • Cost-optimized, lowest power, mid-range density FPGAs
  • 250 Mbps to 12.7 Gbps transceivers
  • 100K to 500K logic elements, up to
  • 33Mbits of RAM
  • Best-in-class security and exceptional reliability







These flash FPGA devices are ideal for general purpose functions such as Gigabit Ethernet or dual PCI Express control planes, bridging functions, input/output (I/O) expansion and conversion, video/image processing, system management and secure connectivity.


  • The most feature rich low density devices
  • 5K to 150K logic elements
  • PCIe Gen2 support in 10K LE devices and above
  • High performance memory subsystem











The ProASIC®3 series of FPGAs, which includes ProASIC3/e, ProASIC3 nano, and ProASIC3L, offers a breakthrough in performance, density, and features for today’s most demanding high-volume applications.


  • Low power devices up to 35K logic elements
  • Ideal for CPLD replacement
  • Available with Flash*Freeze technology
  • Offered with ARM-enabled processor cores


The Microsemi IGLOO® series of low-power flash FPGAs includes IGLOO/e, IGLOO nano and IGLOO PLUS IGLOO FPGA—the industry’s low-power FPGAs. IGLOO FPGA family are designed to meet the demand of low power and small foot print requirements of today’s portable and power-conscious electronics.


  • Low density FPGAs for CPLD-based applications
  • Low power devices up to 35K logic elements
  • Ideal for CPLD replacement
  • With Flash*Freeze technology
  • Available with ARM® Cortex™-M1-enabled processor core

Fusion Mixed Signal FPGA


Microsemi Fusion® mixed signal FPGAs integrate configurable analog, large flash memory blocks, comprehensive clock generation and management circuitry, and high-performance, flash-based programmable logic in a monolithic device.


  • Mixed signal devices with support for soft microcontroller cores such as ARM Cortex-M1, 8051, and CoreABC
  • Programmable analog with ADC and voltage/current/temperature monitors
  • Proven ProASIC3 fabric with up to 1.5M gates and 292 analog and digital I/Os


ProASICPLUS devices with FlashLock® expand on all the features and benefits offered by the ProASIC family. Based on Microsemi flash technology, ProASICPLUS devices offer the unique combination of reprogrammability and nonvolatility in a high density programmable logic product.


  • Maximum design security
  • Reprogrammable
  • Nonvolatile
  • Live at power-up
  • ASIC design flow
  • Very low power
  • PLLs and LVPECL I/O
  • Available in military and automotive temperature grades


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Whether you’re designing at the board level, or system level, our unique, low power, non-volatile technology sets Microsemi’s Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) apart from traditional SRAM-based devices. With an extensive heritage of reliability, Microsemi’s FPGAs and SoCs meet demands for low power and security in a variety of safety-critical applications. Design with Microsemi FPGA’s and SoCs to meet demands for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, 5G and IoT Communications Infrastructure, Environmentally-friendly Data Centers, Industrial Controls, Space, Commercial Aircraft, and Military applications.


Antifuse FPGAs:

Axcelerator® FPGAs 

  • Nonvolatile, high-speed antifuse FPGAs
  • 125K – 2M system gates
  • 350 MHz system performance
  • 0.15 µm, CMOS antifuse process



  • Low-power, low-density antifuse FPGAs
  • 3K – 12K system gates
  • 350 MHz system performance
  • 0.22 µm CMOS antifuse process



  • Sea-of-modules antifuse FPGAs
  • 12K – 108K system gates
  • 250 MHz system performance
  • 66 MHz PCI compliant



  • Mixed-voltage and 5 V-only operation
  • 3K – 54K system gates
    250 MHz system performance a
  • Dual-port SRAM modules & multiplex I/O


FPGA & SoC Design Tools


Libero® SoC Design Suite offers high productivity with its comprehensive, easy-to-learn, easy-to-adopt development tools for designing with Microsemi’s PolarFire, IGLOO2, SmartFusion2, RTG4, SmartFusion, IGLOO, ProASIC3 and Fusion families.


FPGA Boards, Kits, and Solutions


Microsemi provides a selection of development kits & solutions for FPGA and SoC FPGA designs that include Libero SoC design software, power, and Programming & Debug Tools to begin your next design.


  • Solutions
  • PolarFire FPGA Kits
  • SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA Boards
  • IGLOO2 FPGA Boards and Kits
  • Radiation-Tolerant FPGA Development Kit for RTG4 FPGAs
  • IGLOO FPGA Boards and Kits for Low Power Design
  • ProASIC3 FPGA Boards and Kits
  • SmartFusion SoC FPGA Boards and Kits
  • Fusion Mixed-Signal FPGA Boards and Kits
  • Development Kits for Microsemi’s IP cores

Mi-V RISC-V Ecosystem


Main categories that make up the Mi-V RISC-V ecosystem:



Jumpstart your RISC-V designs with Microsemi’s comprehensive suite of RISC-V Soft IP Cores. Mircosemi’s RISC-V IP cores are readily available for RTG4, IGLOO2 and PolarFire FPGAs.

Microsemi introduces the industry’s first RISC-V SoC FPGA Architecture, PolarFire SoC. PolarFire SoC brings deterministic real-time performance to Linux in a coherent multi-core RISC-V CPU.


Design Tools:


Mi-V Ecosystem consists of various design tools such as the Libero SoC FPGA Design Suite, Eclipse based IDE SoftConsole enabling quick C and C++ development, a Firmware Catalog consisting of numerous drivers, and third party platforms for development, simulation and debug.


Operating Systems:


Microsemi, along with partners, supports the most popular commercial and open-source operating systems and RTOS for RISC-V implementations on FPGA.


Boards & Solutions: 


A collection of example projects, drivers and firmware running on RISC-V implementations that can accelerate your design cycle.


Design Tools: 


Microsemi is dedicated to provide excellent customer support ranging from online technical support to training. A collation of various support services available from Microsemi are listed here.


Rad-Tolerant FPGAs



  • High-speed signal processing, flash-based FPGAs
  • 300 MHz performance, up to 150,000 LEs, 5 Mbit SRAM
  • 462 multipliers, 75 Gbit / second SERDES bandwidth



  • High-reliability, radiation-tolerant, antifuse-based FPGAs
  • Available with embedded multiply-accumulate blocks for DSP applications
  • Qualified to QML Class Q and QML Class V



  • Reprogrammable, nonvolatile, radiation-tolerant, flash-based FPGAs
  • For low-power space applications, requiring up to 350 MHz operation
  • Qualified to QML Class Q



  • High-reliability, radiation-tolerant antifuse-based FPGAs
  • Compact packaging for command and control applications
  • Flight heritage established on many programs




System on Chip (SoC) FPGAs


Microsemi currently offers two SoC FPGA families, both of which include ARM Cortex-M3 processors and microcontroller subsystems.


SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA


  • Highest reliability, most secure, lowest power FPGA
  • Up to 150K LEs with 5Mbit SRAM and 4.5Mbit NVM
  • 166 MHz ARM Cortex-M3 microprocessor with Instruction Cache
  • 5Gbps SERDES, PCIe, XAUI / XGXS+ Native SERDES
  • Hard 667 mbps DDR2/3 controllers with SECDED


SmartFusion SoC FPGA


  • Industry’s only FPGAs with hard 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller core
  • Programmable analog with analog-to-digital converter (ADC), voltage/current/temperature monitors, digital-to-analog converter (DAC), comparators, and analog compute engine (ACE)
  • Proven ProASIC3 FPGA fabric with up to 500K gates and 204 analog and digital I/Os










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