PolarFire SoC Icicle Kit

by Microchip

A low-cost dev kit for Microchip's PolarFire SoC, a low-power FPGA integrated with a hardened quad core 64-bit RISC-V microprocessor subsystem

May 28, 2021

Getting Started Survey

If you were an early backer of this campaign, you've had your Icicle Kit for several months already. If you recently obtained an Icicle Kit, welcome aboard! Either way, we're interested in hearing from you. Read the full update.

Nov 08, 2020

Shipping Kits & Technical Support

Icicle Kits have shipped, with more on the way! Join our new PolarFire SoC forum for technical discussions and learn how to renew your Libero silver license at no additional cost. Read the full update.

Sep 18, 2020

Delivery Status, Quick Start Guide, and seL4 Port

Our delivery schedule has slipped by two weeks as we fix a firmware issue. In the meantime, check out our quick start guide and DornerWorks' guide on using the hardened seL4 microkernel. Read the full update.

Aug 25, 2020

Field Report: Logging into Linux

A screencast of the Linux Quick Start Demo using the minicom serial communications program on a laptop connected to a PolarFire SoC Icicle Kit. Read the full update.

Jul 15, 2020

Campaign is Live

We're excited to announce the launch of the Icicle Kit: the first development board for Microchip's groundbreaking PolarFire SoC, the world's first FPGA and Linux-capable RISC-V system in a single chip. Together at last! Read the full update.

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PolarFire SoC Icicle Kit

This kit includes the Icicle development board, a quick-start instructions card, a 12 VDC / 5 A power adapter and cord, an Ethernet cable, and a micro USB cable.



Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, FPGA, connectivity, and power management semiconductors. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 130,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications, and computing markets. Get Launched is a start-up and incubator support program which helps companies achieve rapid time-to-production/market by utilizing Microchip’s technical expertise to advise throughout the design process.


RISC-V cores

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