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Microchip Acquires High-Level Synthesis Tool Provider LegUp to Simplify Development of PolarFire FPGA-based Edge Compute Solutions

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Integrated Circuit Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced it obtained Toronto-based LegUp Computing Inc., expanding its Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)- based side calculate option stack with a high-level synthesis (HLS) tool. Advertised from University of Toronto research, the LegUp HLS tool will certainly make it easier for a larger community of software program engineers to harness the algorithm-accelerating power of Microchip’s PolarFire ® FPGA and PolarFire System on Chip (SoC) systems.

” The LegUp team brings us deep experience in top-level synthesis as well as relevant innovations as we remain to enhance the integrated style atmosphere device moves for our PolarFire FPGA and also PolarFire SoC consumers,” stated Bruce Weyer, vice head of state of the FPGA organization unit at Microchip. “The procurement likewise provides our typical Microchip MCU and also MPU clients the ability to make use of FPGAs as accelerators with a user friendly compiler that will substantially boost their style efficiency as well as system performance while reducing their time to market.”

The LegUp HLS device will be utilized alongside Microchip’s VectorBlox Accelerator Software Design kit and VectorBlox Neural Networking IP generator to give a complete front-end service stack for C/C++ algorithm designers who intend to collaborate with PolarFire FPGA and PolarFire SoC devices without having to comprehend the underlying Register Transfer Level (RTL) development flows. Silicon chip got Vancouver, Canada-based VectorBlox Computing in August 2019 to boost its portfolio of options for edge calculate applications.

” Software designers needing equipment acceleration demand performance and also power effectiveness, while looking for tools that allow higher degrees of abstraction for the hardware that will apply their compute-intensive algorithms,” stated Andrew Canis, CEO of LegUp Computing, now part of Microchip. “We are extremely happy to be part of a team that will certainly aid sustain rapid advancement for side compute applications as we allow developers to utilize cutting-edge software program algorithms established in C/C++ to be ported to low-power, thermally sophisticated, as well as compute-efficient PolarFire FPGAs as well as SoCs.”

Microchip will be making the LegUp HLS device offered to early access consumers instantly and also turn out a completely incorporated design circulation in the first half of 2021. To learn more on early access, contact

Regarding the Microchip PolarFire Family

Silicon chip’s award-winning PolarFire FPGAs supply 50 percent reduced power than alternate services at mid-range thickness while supplying high degrees of safety and also reliability. Improved the same FPGA design, the PolarFire FPGA SoC is a multi-core RISC-V gadget that utilizes a deterministic, coherent RISC-V CPU cluster as well as deterministic L2 memory subsystem to give the highest possible efficiency for velocity applications with the best power efficiency.


Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.