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Field-Programmable Gate Arrays and Other Programmable Logic Devices

We offer a broad portfolio of low- and mid-range density Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) that lead the industry in their low power consumption, reliability and security capabilities. Use our FPGAs, System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGAs and radiation-tolerant FPGAs to meet high-bandwidth connectivity and high-data throughput needs in applications such as hybrid and electric vehicles, communications Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, industrial controls and automation, spacecraft, commercial aircraft and defense equipment.

PolarFire® Mid-Range FPGAs

  • Cost-optimized, lowest power in their class
  • 250 Mbps to 12.7 Gbps transceivers
  • 100K to 500K LE, up to 33 MB RAM
  • Best-in-class security and exceptional reliability

RT PolarFire Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs

  • Immune to configuration upsets
  • 50% lower power than SRAM FPGAs
  • 250 Mbps to 10 Gbps transceivers

PolarFire SoC FPGAs

  • Deterministic, coherent 64-bit multi-core RISC-V CPU
  • 25k to 460k logic elements (LEs) featuring 12.7 Gbps transceivers
  • Up to 50% lower power than alternatives
  • Integrated DDR3/4, LPDDR3/4 controller and PHY

IGLOO® 2 Low-Density FPGAs

  • Up to 50% lower power consumption than similar devices
  • PCIe Gen 2 in devices as low as 10K LE
  • Hardened memory subsystem
  • Nonvolatile and instant-on

SmartFusion® 2 SoC FPGAs

  • 166 MHz Arm® Cortex®-M3 based microprocessor with instruction cache
  • Up to 150K LE with 5 MB SRAM and 4.5 MB NVM
  • 5 Gbps SerDes, PCIe®, XAUI/XGXS+ Native SerDes
  • DDR2/3 controllers with SECDED

Say Hello to FPGAs

The Hello FPGA kit is a low-cost, compact-sized, entry-level platform targeted towards end users with low-to-medium FPGA knowledge. The kit supports powerful demos in image processing, signal processing and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

  • Artificial Intelligence demo: Uses Parallel Processing to do real-time hand-written digit recognition
  • Digital Signal Processing demo: Creates FIR/FFT filters
  • Power monitor GUI: Shows how fast the instant-on wake-up time is while displaying the power consumption for both operational and Flash*Freeze modes

Mi-V RISC-V Ecosystem

  • World's first RISC-V SoC FPGA architecture
  • Lowest power, programmable RISC-V solutions
  • Design tools, operating systems, firmware
  • Development boards, design support

FPGA and SoC Design Resources

  • Libero® SoC Design Suite
  • Development kits and boards
  • IP cores library and partners

Get Started with a PolarFire Development Kit

Evaluate the capabilities and features of the PolarFire FPGA family with our development kits. They speed up your development and accelerate your time to market.

Other Programmable Logic Devices


  • ATF15xx CPLD family for 5V and 3.3 V I/O expansion up to 128 macrocells
  • Low-cost, small form-factor 22V10 and 16V8 PLDs for glue logic
  • Military PLDs dual marked with SMD drawing, compliant to MIL-DSCC Class B flow

FPGA Configuration Memory

  • Configure SRAM FPGAs from Xilinx and Intel (Altera)
  • 256 KB up to 16 MB
  • Small form-factor packages such as LAP
  • 2-wire serial bus interface for programming
  • Configuration programming software

AT40Kxx Coprocessor Series FPGAs

  • Up to 40K gates for 5V and 3.3V applications with cache logic
  • Available in die form for military applications

PLD Design Resources

  • ATF15xxDK3-U CPLD Development Kit
  • ProChip Designer® software suite with Precision® RTL Synthesis tool
  • WinCUPL design system for SPLDs
  • ISP and conversion utilities