BeagleBoard Jumps on the PolarFire Express

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

November 03, 2023


BeagleBoard Jumps on the PolarFire Express
Image Credit: released its BeagleV-Fire SBC employing Microchip’s PolarFire MPFS025T FCVG484E 5x core RISC-V System on Chip (SoC) with innovative FPGA fabric. The solution comes in a small footprint with flexible I/Os that make it ideal for applications including IoT, robotics, and AI. The BeagleV-Fire is delivered with pre-installed Ubuntu for Linux compatibility.

“By harnessing the power of Microchip’s PolarFire® FPGA SoC IC and embracing the RISC-V architecture, we are unleashing the potential for groundbreaking innovation within the open-source community,” said Jason Kridner, Co-Founder of


  • 4x 64-bit RV64GC application cores &
  • 1x 64-bit RV64IMAC monitor/boot core


  • 23K logic elements (4-input LUT + DFF)
  • 68 Math blocks (18×18 MACC)
  • 4 SerDes lanes of 12.7 Gbps


  • Kingston 16GB eMMC
  • microSD


  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • M.2 Key E
  • support 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi module


  • USB Type-C
  • Serial debug


  • High speed SYZYGY interface
  • 22pin CSI connector
  • BeagleBone compatible 92-pin cape header pins

“We aren’t just interested in openness at the board level, or even at the instruction-set level; we want to pave paths for everyone interested in what digital technology can enable in sensing and controlling the world around them and BeagleV-Fire marks significant progress down that path.” ends Kridner.

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Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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