Microchip Technology PolarFire® FPGAs

Microchip Technology PolarFire® Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) deliver up to 50% lower power than equivalent SRAM FPGAs. The FPGAs deliver low power at mid-range densities with 12.7Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) transceivers for security and reliability. The FPGA product family is ideal for a wide range of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense and commercial aviation markets, and industry 4.0 which includes the industrial automation and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

PolarFire® FPGAs provide cost-effective bandwidth processing capabilities for the increasing number of converged 10Gbps ports with a low power footprint. The FPGA product family addresses concerns over cyber security threats and reliability issues that face deep sub-micron SRAM-based FPGAs as they relate to single event upsets (SEUs) in their configuration memory.


  • Cost-optimized Architecture
    • Architecture and process optimizations for 100K/500K LE devices
    • Transceiver performance optimized for 12.7Gbps, which yields a smaller size
    • 1.6Gbps I/Os—hardened I/O gearing logic with CDR (supports SGMII/GbE links on these GPIOs)
    • Best-in-class high-performance, hardened security IP in mid-range devices
  • Power Optimization
    • 1/10 static power vs. competing devices
    • Transceiver optimized for 12.7Gbps, which yields 1/2 the power vs. competing devices
    • Low power Flash Freeze mode yields best-in-class standby power
    • Integrated hard IP: DDR PHY, PCIe endpoint/root port, cryptoprocessor
    • Total power: up to 50% lower



Microchip Technology PolarFire® FPGAs

PolarFire® FPGAs deliver up to 500K logic elements, 12.7G transceivers at 50% lower power.

Product Family

Microchip Technology PolarFire® FPGAs

PolarFire® FPGAs offer various device offerings like design security with transceivers, low power transceiver devices, data security with transceivers, and low power data security with transceiver devices. All PolarFire® FPGAs are integrated with multi-protocol industry-leading low-power transceivers. Low power (L) devices provide up to 35% lower static power. Also, data security (S) devices have an integrated DPA-safe crypto accelerator. PolarFire® Devices are currently offered in Extended Commercial (0ºC to +100ºC) and Industrial (-40ºC to +100ºC) device offerings.

Small Form Factor Solutions

Microchip Technology PolarFire® FPGAs

Microchip Technology PolarFire® FPGAs are available in small form factors for mid-range density devices. For example, the MPF100 device is available in an 11mm x 11mm package. In addition, PolarFire® devices do not require external configuration memories that are typically required for SRAM-based FPGAs.


Microchip Technology PolarFire® FPGAs
Published: 2017-03-02 | Updated: 2022-08-05