SoM1-MPF500T, System on Module (SoM), with Microsemi PolarFire MPF500T-1FCG1152E

SoM1-MPF500T is a System on a Module using the powerful, low-power, and high-security PolarFire FPGA from Microsemi. It is based on the MPF500T-1FCG1152E (or MPF300T-1FCG1152E) FPGA with a small footprint, low power, high security, ample processing resources, and many Firmware IPs like JESD204B, RISC V, etc.  With its relatively low cost, it can be suitable for applications where cost and low-power and security are important. The module is compatible with some SoMs from Trenz

Simplify your complex design and reduce the time-to-market of your products by dropping in a SOM module as a component in the design. SOM1 and SOM2 can be used on Sundance DSP’s SE200 PCIe carrier card.

PolarFire FPGAs offer design security with transceivers, low-power transceiver devices, data security with transceivers, and low-power data security with transceiver devices. All PolarFire FPGAs are integrated with multi-protocol industry-leading low-power transceivers. Low-power (L) devices provide up to 35% lower static power. Also, data security (S) devices have an integrated DPA-safe crypto accelerator. PolarFire Devices are currently offered in Extended Commercial (0ºC to 100ºC) and Industrial (–40ºC to 100ºC) device offerings.

The Libero SoC PolarFire Design Suite delivers a number of many soft IP cores, including a RISC-V processor, Data Security, Ethernet, DES encryption, error detection and correction, and more. This helps kick-start many development projects and reduces time to market.

The SOM1 and SOM2 have a small footprint of 76 x 52 mm.

SOM1  is by default populated with MPF500T-FCVG1152 device but can be optionally built with MPF300T in the same package for reducing cost. With any of the options, the module provides many IOs and 24 (or 16) high-speed transceivers. Below is the table showing resource and family details of the PolarFire range.



  1. 481K Logic elements PolarFire FPGA in the FCG1152 package – MPF500-1FCG1152  (or MPF300T in the same package);
  2. 2 chips MT40A1G16 from Micron(stacked 2 x8 8Gb chips) – total 32Gbits (4GB) of DDR4-1600  (effective data lanes’ speed of DDR4 interface reduced to 1600Mb/s – clock rate maximum 800MHz)
  3. 512Mbit SPI Flash for bitstream and other code storage, by default, the flash will not be populated;
  4. Flexible clocking IC – SI5338A-B-GM with 50MHz ±20ppm reference oscillator;
  5. Built-in FPGA internal oscillator for configuration and other purposes;
  6. B2B Connectors: 4 x 160 Pins from Samtec – ST5-80-1.50-L-D-P-TR;
    • I/O’s –  from Banks; MAX LVDS I/O speed is 1600Mbps
    • High-speed transceivers; maximum speed is 12.7Gbps
    • Input power supply for the module;
    • Separate pins for VCCIO supply;
    • Flexible clocking scheme.
  7. The small footprint of 76 x 52 mm.
  8. Temperature range 0°C to +100°C for Extended temperature and -40 to +100 for Industrial;
  9. Power IN from 3.3V to 5.5V.
  10. Max FPGA power consumption  is below 14 Watts
  11. Temperature range 0°C to +65°C;


  • Defense
  • Intelligence
  • Communications
  • Industrial
  • Machine automation



Component side  Solder side

3D image of SOM1


Block Diagram


A Libero project and host side application is provided so the combination of SOM1 + SE200 carrier be tested. The package allows the PCIe interface with a host system be tested in both directions and also the DDR4 be fully verfified.


SoM1-MPF300T-1-E -1 speed grade  with an MPF300T-1FCG1152E FPGA and with 4GB of DDR4 memory


SoM1-MFP500T-1-E  -1 speed grade with an MPF500T-1FCG1152E FPGA and with 4GB of DDR4 memory


Both versions included the FPGA in -1FCG1152E package. For Industrial grade part please order”