This is a small footprint System On Module (SOM) with 40x50mm dimensions. It has a low power, highly secure FPGA from the PolarFire family from Microsemi. It comes with 4GB of DDR4 memory, Ethernet PHY, and FLASH. This SOM is ideal for being used in complex hardware designs, and is compatible with Sundance SOM carriers SE215 and EMC2-DP-V2.

SOM3 is by default populated with MPF300T-1FCVG484 device but can be optionally built with MPF100T, 0r 200T in the same package for reducing cost. With any of the options the module provides many IOs and 4 high speed transceivers.

You can find the full specifications of the SOM3 here.

The EMC2-DP and the Solar Express 215 found below are ideal companion boards for the SOM3 module.

EMC2-DP – PC/104 OneBank Carrier for SoC Modules

The EMC²-DP is a PCIe/104 OneBank™ Carrier for a Trenz compatible SoC Module and has expansion for a VITA57.1 FMC™ LPC I/O board and also has I/O pins, using a 100-way Samtec RazorBeam connectors system. The add-on board, called “Sundance External Interface Connector – SEIC” contains LEDs, RS232, USB2.0, HDMI, 1Gb Ethernet and SATA . The “SEIC” can be customize for individual applications and bespoke connectors.

Full details of the EMC2-DP can be found here.

Solar Express 215 (SE215) – Development PCIe carrier board for SOM3

The SE215 is a PCIe X1 Gen2 carrier card with one site for a SOM3. It offers USB JTAG and UART, through a micro USB connector, Display port and comes with a version of Display port IP core for SOM3 from Bitec DSP. The card provides Power GOOD and user LEDs for rapid debugging. A Low Pin Count (LPC) FMC site is also available. The board has external 12V power input connector so it can be used as an embedded / desk top solution.

Full details for the SE215 can be found here.

Covid19 update.

As you are no doubt aware, we are living in turbulent times with advice from governments and the World Health Organization changing daily. The situation at Sundance has changed slightly from normal but currently we remain open.

Our staff are, of course, our main concern. As such we have encouraged them to work from where possible, but where visits to the main office are unavoidable additional cleaning and sanitation of surfaces and hands have been implemented.
We are still able to take orders and any existing orders are being processed. If you do have any ideas for new projects that you had on the back burner due to time restraints, it may be a great time to talk to our design team.

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Stay safe, keep your distance and wash those hands please!

Flemming Christensen.