Innovative SoM1-SoC Unveils Unprecedented Features in Embedded Systems Development

Introducing the SoM1-SoC, a groundbreaking System-on-Module (SoM) powered by the Microchip PolarFire® SoC FPGA. This innovative module combines a low-power FPGA with a 64-bit, Linux-capable RISC-V processor, delivering an unparalleled level of security, performance, and efficiency for embedded systems development.

The heart of SoM1-SoC is the MPFS460T-1FCVG1152E device, boasting an impressive array of features, including 461K logic cells, 20 high-speed transceivers, two PCIe hard blocks, 136 MSS IOs, 180 HSIO, and 288 GPIOs. This module is a powerhouse, offering abundant resources to meet the demands of complex embedded systems.

Key Features of SoM1-SoC:

  • 4GB 32-bit wide DDR4-3200 for MSS
  • 8GB 64-bit wide DDR4-3200 for FPGA fabric
  • 16GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY with RGMII interface
  • USB type C connector for power, UART, JTAG, and high-speed data transfer
  • Harting iX industrial ethernet connector for 1Gbps networking
  • 2 RGB LEDs for user applications

When paired with the SE301, SoM1-SoC’s capabilities expand further, unlocking access to an FMC HPC connector, 4 lanes of PCIe, high-speed networking via SFP+, a DisplayPort for terminal output, SATA for data storage, and a robust inter-module connection featuring 4 transceivers and a multitude of GPIO.

SundanceDSP’s SoM1-SoC stands out as one of the most feature-rich SoCs ever available, providing users with unparalleled flexibility. The module can operate as a standalone device, simplifying development by enabling users to connect via a USB-C cable, which serves as a power supply, UART, JTAG, and high-speed data transfer to a host system.

“Today, we are thrilled to introduce the SoM1-SoC, a revolutionary product that redefines embedded systems development. With its unmatched combination of features, including the powerful PolarFire SoC FPGA, flexible connectivity options, and user-friendly design, SoM1-SoC empowers developers to bring their ideas to life in ways never before possible.”

Dr. Nory Nakhaee

CEO, SundanceDSP

“The new SoM1-SoC leverages the capabilities of Microchip’s PolarFire SoC FPGA to provide a low-power, secure and reliable SoC FPGA SoM. The PolarFire SoC FPGA offers a unique combination of a high-performance FPGA fabric with a Linux and real-time capable RISC-V processor subsystem and this SoM module from our partnership with SundanceDSP will be a great solution for designers across a variety of markets including industrial control, imaging and military applications.”


Senior Manager Product Marketing and Ecosystem, Microchip


SoM1-SoC is poised to make a significant impact in various application areas, including:

Industrial Automation:
With robust industrial connectors and high-speed networking capabilities, SoM1-SoC is an ideal solution for demanding industrial automation applications.

The module’s 20 high-speed low-power transceivers make it well-suited for communication systems, enabling high-speed data transfer with reliability.

Embedded Computing:
SoM1-SoC’s combination of a powerful FPGA and a Linux-capable RISC-V processor makes it a versatile choice for embedded computing applications.

Data Storage:
The inclusion of eMMC and SATA support makes SoM1-SoC a compelling option for applications that require reliable data storage solutions.

IoT (Internet of Things):
The module’s compact size, USB-C connectivity, and networking capabilities make it an excellent choice for IoT applications, providing a seamless integration experience.

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Ordering Information


where YYY can be 250 or 460 representing MPFS250T in the FCVG1152 package or MPFS460T in the FCVG1152 package. Default is 460

where X can be E or I representing Extended or Industrial temperature grade. Default is -E

All SoM1-SoCs are built with -1 speed grade components. Contact us if another speed grade is required.