Microsemi Introduces IGLOO2 FPGA Evaluation Kit

Microsemi IGLOO2 FPGA Evaluation Kit

Microsemi introduced the IGLOO2 FPGA Evaluation Kit. The low-cost kit is a PCI Express (PCIe) compliant form factor evaluation platform. The IGLOO2 FPGA Evaluation Kit is available now for an introductory price of $99 (for the first 1,000 orders). The kit includes Microsemi’s Libero SoC Gold Software License for designing with Microsemi FPGAs and SoC FPGAs.

Microsemi IGLOO2 FPGA Evaluation Kit Features

  • 12K LE IGLOO2 FPGA in the FGG484 package (M2GL010T-1FGG484)
  • 64 Mb SPI Flash memory
  • 512 MB LPDDR
  • PCI Express Gen2 x1 interface
  • Four SMA connector for testing of full-duplex SERDES channel
  • RJ45 interface for 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • JTAG/SPI programming interface
  • Headers for I2C, SPI, GPIOs
  • Push-button switches and LEDs for demo purposes
  • Current Measurement Test Points

The Microsemi full feature kit enables designers to quickly evaluate the integration, low power, security, instant-on and high reliability features of Microsemi’s recently announced IGLOO2 FPGAs. It includes a PCIe control plane demonstration design that streamlines and accelerates the development of transceiver I/O-based FPGA designs to build PCIe and Gigabit Ethernet based systems. The kit is ideal for design, evaluation and development using a standard laptop with an ExpressCard slot or a desktop with a PCIe slot. Designers can also explore the high performance memory system (HPMS) capabilities of IGLOO2 FPGAs.

The IGLOO2 FPGA Evaluation Kit features the 12K logic element M2GL010T-1FGG484 device and includes an RJ45 interface to 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Full-Duplex SERDES SMAs, 512MB of LPDDR, 64MB SPI Flash, USB-UART connections as well as I2C, SPI and GPIO headers. The kit includes a 12 volt (V) power supply but can also be powered via the PCIe edge connector and a FlashPro4 JTAG programmer for programming and debugging.

The Microsemi kit helps engineers develop and test PCIe Gen2 x1 lane designs. The IGLOO2 FPGA Evaluation Kit is also ideal for testing of the FPGA transceiver’s signal quality using full-duplex SERDES SMA pairs. Test points are conveniently pulled out to allow easy power measurements using a standard digital multi-meter.

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