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Application Examples

Microchip space rated FPGAs can be reprogrammed during their flight thanks to a simple interface that can be managed by a processor/microcontroller. Interconnecting the FPGA and the microcontroller with only a few IOs allows to manage the complete reprogramming process.

The microcontroller controls the in-flight programming process of the RT FPGA

  • Accept new programming Direct C bitstream from up-link via telecommand system, store it in memory
  • Place FPGA into programming mode
  • Execute Direct C code to initiate transfer of programming bitstream to FPGA
  • Monitor FPGA return to operation, and re-initiate programming in case of programming upset

Usefull References

  • Microcontroller
    •  SAMRH71F20 Product Page 
    • SAMRH71F20-EK Evaluation Kit
    • SAMRH71F20 Software Package
  • FPGA
    • RTG4 Product Page
    • RT-PolarFire Product Page
    • Direct C library

Microchip's Wi-Fi® Smart Device Enablement Kit is designed to accelerate adding Alexa Voice Control to your existing application, enabling rapid prototyping.

The kit allows you to use an Alexa Smart Speaker or the Alexa App to control the board's GPIO, interrogate its sensors, and change its LED colors. By following our Alexa skill examples, you can create custom Alexa skills to further enhance the operation for your application. For more information please visit the GitHub page HERE.

To get started using the Wi-Fi Smart Device Enablement Board, please visit:

https://www.microchip.com/design-centers/wireless-connectivity/embedded-wi-fi/wi-fi-smart-devices