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If You're Into Embedded Vision Development, This RoadTest is For You!

The PolarFire® SoC Video kit is a RISC V SoC FPGA- based, full-featured embedded vision development platform targeting secure, reliable, and power-efficient vision applications at the edge, including Microchip’s VectorBlox Accelerator SDK and Neural Network IP, and Industrial IoT and Automation.

The kit supports dual 4K MIPI CSI-2 cameras, HDMI 2.0 with FMC-based expansion towards CoaXPress 2.0, 6/12G SDI, 1/ 2.5/ 5/ 10G USXGMII, and USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2 protocols. It also includes USB 2.0, SD Card, eMMC, PCIe Gen2x4 endpoint or root port, and a MikroBus connector facilitate Microchip’s Trust & Go platform for cloud connectivity.

Product Variants

  • MPFS250-VIDEO-KIT---this is the variant for this roadtest

Hardware Features

  • PolarFire SoC FPGA (MPFS250TS-1FCG1152I)
    • SiFive E51 monitor core (1 x RV64IMAC)
    • SiFive U54 application cores (4 x RV64GC) and secure boot
  • Sony 4K dual camera sensors (IMX334)
  • CE, RoHS
  • Programming and Debugging
  • Onboard JTAG or (multiplexed) onboard embedded FlashPro
  • Memory and Storage
    • 4 GB DDR4 x 64
    • 2 GB LPDDR4 x 32
    • 1 GB SPI flash
    • 8 GB eMMC flash and SD card slot (multiplexed)
  • User Defined I/O
    • 4x LEDs
    • 4x user push buttons
    • 1x DIP switch (x 4)
  • Expansion Connectors
    • 1x VITA 57.1 HPC FMC
    • PCIe Gen2 x 4
    • 1x Mikrobus socket
  • Communication and Networking
    • 4 x UART (through USB bridge)
    • 1 x CAN-FD header
    • 2 x GbE RJ-45 connectors
    • 1 x microUSB high-speed USB 2.0 OTG
    • 1 x I2C (through USB bridge)
  • Imaging and Video
    • HDMI2.0 video output
    • HDMI2.0 video input
    • MIPI DSI output
    • MIPI CSI-2 input
  • Clocking
    • 50 MHz MEMS oscillator
  • Power
    • 12V DC supply


Quick Start
User Guide
Video Streaming over Ethernet
GitHub Links


  • PolarFire SoC Video Kit Board with (MPFS250TS-1FCG1152I)
  • 4K30 Dual Camera Sensor with Sony IMX334s
  • HDMI cable
  • Micro B USB cable - 2
  • RJ45 Ethernet cable
  • 12V AC adapter
  • 12V power cord
  • Quick start card

RoadTest Goals

Working with the documentation, open the box and test the out of the box experience. Show us what you discovered through text, images, videos, and/or any other media, so the reader understands what is involved in using the product.

Important Dates

Begin enrollment:  August 14, 2023
End enrollment:  Sept 19, 2023
Select roadtesters:  Sept 30, 2023
Ship unit:  October 10 2023
Begin roadtesting:  Oct 15 2023
element14 follow up: November 15 2023
Post reviews by:  Dec 15 2023

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