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

View all updates Nov 08, 2020

Shipping Kits & Technical Support

The first batch of Icicle Kits shipped to backers a few weeks ago and the next batch is expected in early December.

PolarFire SoC Forum

For technical discussions and questions, please check out our PolarFire SoC forum hosted by RISC-V International.

Libero Silver License Renewal

When your license expires, you can renew at no additional cost by:

  1. Generate a new free silver license through our license portal.
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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.


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