QuickLogic Corporation announced that its PolarPro 3 family of low power, SRAM-based FPGAs are available to solve semiconductor supply availability challenges. This highly flexible family features power consumption as low as 55uA and a tiny footprint in small packages, as well as die options.
Packed into the small physical die size is up to 2,000 effective logic cells of SRAM-based FPGA fabric, 64Kbits of SRAM, and up to 46 configurable I/Os. The high flexibility, low power consumption, and small size make the family ideal for a variety of functions in handheld, wearable, mobile, IoT, and other battery-powered applications including interfaces, level shifting, small CPU cores, low-speed serial protocols, and GPIO muxing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created semiconductor shortages across the industry, resulting in drastically increased lead times from many chipmakers. Fortunately, QuickLogic continues to have a well-managed and stocked inventory of devices including the PolarPro 3 family. Because the family features reprogrammable FPGA logic, SRAM and IOs, the devices can typically be easily configured for existing or new designs.
In addition, the PolarPro 3 devices are supported by QuickLogic’s tool suite as well as open-source tools such as Yosys Open Synthesis Suite, making them easily accessible to a wide range of users. Technical support for design migration makes mapping customer designs from other vendors’ unavailable devices simple, quick, and easy.
The QuickLogic PolarPro 3 FPGAs are available in production quantities now. Development quantities are available off-the-shelf from online distributors such as Mouser and Digi-Key Electronics.