SmartFusion®2 Maker Board

Microsemi introduces its Digi-Key exclusive low-cost evaluation board based on SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA technology

Image of Microsemi SoC SmartFusion®2 Maker-BoardMicrosemi’s SmartFusion®2 Maker Board, available exclusively at Digi-Key, provides designers with the lowest cost evaluation board to access the SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA. This device integrates a 12 K LE Flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 MHz ARM® Cortex®-M3 processor, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM, and general purpose GPIO interfaces all on a single chip.

The SmartFusion2 Maker Board (M2S010-MKR-KIT) includes the following features:

  • The SmartFusion2 M2S010 SoC FPGA
  • The 10/100/1000BASE-T VSC8541 PHY
  • Wurth Electronics RJ45 7499111221A
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 16 Mbit SPI Flash
  • Eight user LEDs
  • USB integrated FlashPro5 programming hardware
  • Connector for ESP8266 (not included)
  • Laid out footprint for ESP32 (not included)
  • USB port for UART communications
  • LX7167A powering the board
  • 50 MHz clock source
  • 2 user pushbuttons

The SmartFusion2 Maker Board can be used with Microsemi’s Libero SoC v11.8 software or more recent versions of it. Libero SoC with a silver license will program the FPGA fabric of the SmartFusion2. To code the ARM Cortex M3, Microsemi offer a full featured, Eclipse based IDE called SoftConsole. This IDE enables firmware engineers to program in C/C++ and includes full debugging of the ARM Cortex-M3.

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SmartFusion®2 Maker Board

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Published: 2017-09-18