ORCHID  RCHD-PF250A-D4096-E16-W1-C5


High efficiency medium range RISC-V + FPGA SoM
CPU: PolarFire MPFS250T-1FCVG484EES SoC (254 LUTs), 4+1 RISC-V 800MHz
USB: 1x USB 2.0 OTG
PCIe: 2x PCIe 2.0 root ports, x4 max total lanes
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, 1xPHY, 1xMAC
eMMC: 16GB

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The Conclusive Engineering “Orchid” RCHD-PF250A-D4096-E16-W1-C5 is a System on Module that carries a RISC-V CPU and an FPGA. It is powered by Microchip® PolarFire® MPFS250T-1FCVG484EES SoC FPGA with 254K LUTs.

Orchid supports the full lineup of Polarfire SoCs that use the FCVG 484 package. Throughout the PolarFire SoC family, the RISC-V CPU always remains the same, at around 2500 CoreMark performance at 800MHz, while the FPGA scales from 23K to 254K LUTs.

Orchid is extremely power efficient. Its SoC is capable of delivering 6500 CoreMarks at 1.3W, and is up to 55% more efficient than closest comparable non-RISC-V solutions. It supports deterministic, asymmetric, hard real-time processing with memory coherence across the RISC-V cores and the FPGA. These applications can run either on bare metal, or alongside an operating system like Linux or FreeBSD. It is capable of dual 4K video processing.

Orchid is extremely secure. It can work in environments physically accessible by adversaries. It’s secured against non-invasive data extraction by Differential Power Analysis, a patented technology of Cryptography Research Incorporated. Its processor is fingerprinted using PUF, a Physically Unclonable Function. It changes its output on any tampering attempt that modifies the processor state.

Orchid’s mainboard is 30% smaller than a credit card. It’s typically delivered with a much larger evaluation daughterboard, the RCHD-PF-EVAL, which is also purchasable separately, and provides a breakout of Orchid’s most important functionality to standardized connectors. We can provide custom daughterboards made to client’s requirements, or customize Orchid itself.
Imaging, Machine Vision, Smart Cameras (software & hardware control)
Digital Signal Processing
Endpoint Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)
Internet of Things (IoT)
Industrial Automation, Smart Factory, Advanced Sensor Fusion
Aerospace and Defense
Wireline Access Networks
Cellular Infrastructure
Virtual networks (software-programmable network infrastructure)
SoC Symbol: MPFS250T-1FCVG484EES
CPU: 64 bit RISC-V, 4xRV64GC general compute cores, 1xRV64IMAC supervisor core
RV64GC: RISC-V 64-bit Integer, Multiply and divide, Atomic, Floating point single and Double precision and Compressed instruction set support

RV64IMAC: RISC-V 64-bit Integer, Multiply and divide, Atomic, and Compressed instruction set support
CPU performance: 3.125 CoreMarks/MHz, 1.714 DMIPS/MHz
CPU operating temperatures: –40 °C to 100 °C Tj
FPGA: PolarFire MPFS250T-1FCVG484EES, interconnect via AMBA bridge
FPGA LUTs: 254 K
Math blocks: 784
RAM memory:
4GB LPDDR4 single die, soldered on board (min: 512MB, max: 8GB)
eMMC 5.0 memory: 16GB (min: 4GB, max: 64GB)
NVME SSD support through PCIe
256Mb NOR Flash memory for FPGA configuration
EEPROM memory: 32Kb
WiFi: 802.11/b/g/n with U.FL antenna connector (version without WiFi available)
10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet
10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet MAC (via SGMII interface)
PCIe: 2x PCIe 2.0 root ports, x4 max combined lanes
USB: 1x USB 2.0 OTG
GPIO: Microcontroller Subsystem (MSS) IO: 136 (all populated with board components)
High-speed IO (HSIO): 30 differential, or 60 single ended
General purpose IO (GPIO): 32 differential, or 64 single ended
Transceivers (XCVRs, 12.3Gbps): 4 bidirectional lanes
Debug and Development:
Conclusive Developer Connector available on the RCHF-PF-EVAL Evaluation Board.
1x 20 pin, 0.05”/1.27mm pitch, giving easy access to:
System UART
JTAG port
System I2C bus
Software Compatibility:
Linux 4.14-5.10 (Buildroot and Yocto)
Ubuntu 20.04
FreeBSD 13
FreeRTOS (on request)
Power Supply:
via board-to-board connector, 3.3V up to 12A
via RCHD-PF-EVAL evaluation board, 2.5x5.5 DC Jack barrel connector, 12V DC, 7.5A
Additional features:
RTC with external back-up battery
Total: 65x45 mm
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